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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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good idea for removing side moldings?

fishing line seems to be a good way to remove them, but it sounds like it would hurt my fingers after a while. i thought about buying a cheap cheese slicer that has a metal wire and a rolling part. i would break off the plastic roller, and use the wire to remove the moldings. the wire will be taught and good for getting most of the glue/tape off, and i could have a handle that would make things easier. what do you guys think? would the metal wire damage the paint?

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fishing line would be better, i think that metal wire from the cheese slicer could damage the paint, as for the glue you can use goo gone to remove it and just make sure to wax that area afterwards. i love the way our cars look without those moldings


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Go get yourself an eraser wheel. It is a rubber wheel on a shaft, and you put it on the end of a drill, then when you start the drill, the rubber wheel will turn, and it will remove all of the glue/tape without doing any damage to the paint, and you won't have any lines or marks from where the moldings were. Using one of those, it would probably take you less than half an hour to remove all moldings, tape, glue, and vynal pinstripes if you want.


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Fishing line works very well for removing the moldings from the car. Just slide it between the molding and the body of the car, and use a "sawing motion" to slice through the glue. If it starts to hurt your hands, just put on a pair of leather work gloves.


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my method is to use a plastic bondo spreader, it will not hurt the paint at all. get the eraser wheel and adhesive remover solvents to get it really clean.

just hope that no one ever painted over them.

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