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Old 01-01-2015, 02:07 PM
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Hi all. I have read a few threads on removing blackout tape and feel inclined to do it. However, I have also read the warnings from site admin about performing mods at your own risk. I have a few questions: 1. Had anyone had negative results from this mod like paint not matched underneath or scratches? 2. Can I remove it from the rear sliding window or is it a necessary component? 3. Will it cause any structural water/moisture infiltration if I remove it? Just don't want to screw my truck up. Thanks!
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I have not done this mod myself as I did not have any pillar tape on my truck. From the people I have seen that have done it here all have loved it. The warning from teh site admin about performing mods at your risk is just so that you can't go back at them if something happens while doing mod. As for around the sliding window I don't know so I am sure someone else will be able to answer it.
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:54 PM
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Thanks Shawn. Yeah, the truck is a year old, and while the paint is all still new looking, I don't want to remove it and have the paint not match in that area. I think I'm gonna do it now before the truck gets any older.
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Picked up my custom ordered truck yesterday and it sits on my driveway with only 45 miles. As soon as I read about the blackout tape, I new it was coming off.

Today I had to finish stripping the old truck and had some time off. Just looking at the truck decided to go ahead and remove the tape. Did one side tonight, other side when the weather allows. Definitely like the look better. Don't see how removing could have any effect on the warranty, but do at your own risk.

Couple things deviations from the way everyone else has done. Once I started it, I used a pair of pliers working it very slowly and small grabs on each pull. Didn't save any time but sure did save my fingers. When removing it at the window side, found to open the window and push the tape slightly towards the inside which made it just pop loose. A couple places behind the trim it started to tear so I very carefully used a screwdriver to push against the tape to get it started again. Since the tape isn't pushed hard in those areas, it isn't very tight.

As the others have mentioned, do it when it's warm. I started the front door when it was about 70*. By the time I got to the back door it had dropped to about 60* and the job was a lot harder. I'll be sure to have the other side in the sun when it gets done.

And I wouldn't worry about the paint. My old truck is 10 years old and the tailgate has been in the garage for most of that time yet still matches the rest of the paint perfectly.
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Good advice Kohldad! Looks like I might be waiting until winter is over to do this then... Noticed you have the 3500 with a 6.4, is it a dually? I'll bet it's a sweet truck! I like my gasser 2500 just fine with the 5.7, I'm sure the 6.4 is even nicer.
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Thanks Shawn. Yeah, the truck is a year old, and while the paint is all still new looking, I don't want to remove it and have the paint not match in that area. I think I'm gonna do it now before the truck gets any older.
My truck was almost four years old when I di mine and the paint beneath it all still matches perfectly. And IMO it looks way better. Idk what dodge was thinking just putting tape there because it looks like crap.
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