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how can you remove those long chrome door moldings? are they attached the same as the badges??

My truck is an 07 and im afraid you'll be able to tell where trim/badges were because the paint is aged. But i have no experience with debadging so who knows. Any tips?
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Go to the dealer and ask to see some from his stock; them figure out how they mount.
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When I pull badges off I use some fishing line and pull it under everything then rub off the tape. It's not hard at all. I have an 08 and I think the strips are put on with 3m tape.
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Go on you tube and search dodgee ram debadge. Lool for the user name hemisupertruck, he has an excellent demo on how to debadge. I used his method on my truck and it took a total of 30 min to do both sides and tailgate. After you remove the trim you migh wanna have the truck polished with a buffer to help brighten up the paint.
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Yeah I already debadged the emblems shortly after I posted this using fishing line and the 3M wheel. I wish I would have known about the "pull at a 45 degree angle". That 3M wheel was $37. Now I just wanted to know about the long chrome moldings along the bottoms of the door. I'm afraid there are holes since the pieces are so large.
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No, there are no holes. The pieces are simply stuck on with double sided tape just like the badges. I took mine off of my 2006 quad cab and left them off. I took them off of my 2004 and would have left them off but I discovered that the passenger side had some color match issues where there was some accident damage repair that had involved repainting. So I had the trim pieces repainted (father-in-law is a body man) and put them back on myself. Unless your truck has been painted on after the factory I doubt you will find any surprises under there and if you do, they aren't difficult to put back on.
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Thanks! That is exactly what I was looking for. I'm starting to dread all the chrome on that truck so I'm slowly but surely removing it all. I think it'll look better without the door trim. But I might wait until I get my new wheels/tires/level and see how it looks (that will be a while from now though :/ )
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I personally think it looks better without it but it's all opinion. Like I said earlier, it's not difficult or expensive to put the pieces back if you were to decide to later. I wonder if any of our trucks came with these pieces in chrome from the factory? I thought they were all paint matched and the chrome ones were aftermarket but I don't know that to be fact.
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I bought my truck with the chrome side molding on it already and I believe it came like that from the factory. I plan on removing them too, though I want to repaint them and then put them back on.

Are they solid pieces behind or is it just the edges that is attached to the truck?
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