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Removal/Repainting of windshield trim

What is the easiest way to get it off, paint it, reattach it? i want to do this before winter sets in.
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What is the easiest way to get it off, paint it, reattach it? i want to do this before winter sets in.
I'll look in my manual. However, I wouldn't bother to remove it. What are you going to paint it with? Have you considered one of the new coatings you can peel off if you don't like the look? They are easy to use with the trim on the car. Check out Dupli-Color, http://www.duplicolor.com/roadmap-ex...-your-exterior
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Upper pieces lift off; they're held on by spring loaded clips. Rear lower piece has clips that come off which you can find under the trunk lid.

I stripped with 220 and primed/painted with the Duplicolor black trim paint some 6 years ago. Still look good today.

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I recommend Duplicolor trim paint, matches perfect in both color and texture, goes on nicely and holds up well. You'll get a lot of plastidip suggestions but you don't want something that will peel off, that's the problem with the aging factory finishes to begin with.

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I am going to take it off so i can strip it and paint it without overspray worrying, i'm not terribly good with the rattle can. Was going to go with regular paint or trim paint.
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What way do i pull on the trim to remove it?

Please use looking at the car from the nearest bumper as your frame of reference for direction, that way less confusion is created. for example rear would be done with my knees touching the rear bumper, same for the front.
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