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Old 04-14-2010, 08:57 PM
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Thumbs up Removed My Side Molding

So i spent the afternoon cleaning my truck
Started with vacuuming, cleaned mats wiped interior!
Cleaned the entire outside and then came the daughting task...i got it done though!
It Only took 4 hours to do all that too

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The finish on the strips were completely gone!! had too go



So i started with the blow dryer warming up the adhesive and used the fishing line! it work very well till about 1/3rd of the way.
I was then able to grab the strip and start pulling by hand and the bottom piece of adhesive came off with ease!



Did this to all four doors, passenger side was way easier as it had been sitting in the sun!! almost got all adhesive off in while pulling in about 2 minutes haha...the rest of the adhesive rolled up with the flat surface of my thumb a little tedious but it got done, then i used Goo Gone...worked great on all the left over residue
After all that spent the next hour waxing and polishing with some stuff i found in the garage...every thing turned out except the driver door!

I need some help figuring out the next step? Clay bar it perhaps?



^ this was after about 20 mins waxing and polishing by hand...all the other doors were fine and look beautiful!

Also the drivers door surprised me with rust...not very happy about this either



So i hit it with 3/4 doors....only problem is the drivers some help on this situation would be appreciated!

But other then that the truck looks awesome now!
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That turned out really nice, I like the new look
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Looks nice and clean . I hear so many surprises after people remove their mouldings . I will leave mine on .
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Ya it looks very clean! the one drivers door tho got me a little upset
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Mine look like yours man, starting to fade pretty bad! I am thinking of doing the same thing but I do not want any surprises haha! The truck looks really good buddy!! Good job!!

To get rid of that crap on the drivers door high speed polish it. Or use some scratch remover with the high speed orbital.

If you dont feel comfortable doing that than bring it to a professional detailer. That rust you will have to sand and touch it up. That might be the hardest part
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Looks good, and surprising about the rust spot, especially since it's not in a winter/salt area. Probably a good idea to get the door refinished, or you can try and blend it yourself.
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Thanks Scat...i was thinking it would take more work to get it out so ill have to work at that

ya rust is not fun...maybe see what it would cost at a body shop haha its looks as if the door hit something that cracked the paint and started the rusting process but who knows!
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It looks great. I am sorry about the issues. But truly, she's looks purdy!
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Man............Looks 10 times better with out it. Did the same last weekend. No rust but found some water behind them. Glad they are off. Looks so much cleaner. I might change my mind when i get my first ding from some idiot
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Nice job

I prefer the look of not having any side moldings myself. I took the moldings off my caliber over a year ago. It was a mazing at all the crap that gets stuck in the adhesive that holds them on. That was the worst part for me.

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Thanks Scat...i was thinking it would take more work to get it out so ill have to work at that

ya rust is not fun...maybe see what it would cost at a body shop haha its looks as if the door hit something that cracked the paint and started the rusting process but who knows!
Thats the only that i can think of too, there was a little chip int eh paint somewhere around that area that wasn't obvious becasue of the moldings. Be glad that you caught it this early. Hopefully its not too bad to get fixed.

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Man............Looks 10 times better with out it. Did the same last weekend. No rust but found some water behind them. Glad they are off. Looks so much cleaner. I might change my mind when i get my first ding from some idiot
Happened to me, the moldings would have saved me the $350 i spend for the PDR guy to remove the 3 dings that happened at the same time

But it looks better without the moldings, so thats all that matters
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