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Warning For Removing Outside Door Trim!

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Well i've been using eucalyptus oil and a paint scraper to remove the outside door trim on my car... I got the top part loose easy but then the bottom section I couldnt get loose... So I took a friends advice and just pulled it off... Unfortunately its taken some of the paint with it!
So a warning to anyone with a Berlina or Calais or even SS that wants to remove their thick outside door trim... Dont just rip it off because you'll end up with some paint missing.... and a sore hand from throwing a tantrum and repeatedly punching the wall :bang:

Luckily I learnt my lesson and used a stanley knife carefully to seperate the sikaflex from the door trim at the bottom for the other door on the passenger side... so its just 1 door that has paint missing... Touch up paint here I come...

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I was just thinking... Should I repaint the entire door? Because the touch up will be slightly visible wont it?
 
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that sucks!! easy does it with the touch up, if you want it to look good, sand it down, then apply some primer, then do a couple of very light coats to build it up to the colour, then it should come out alright
 

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Shoulda heated the sikaflex with a heat gun or hair dryer, an edged her off gently.... What i used to do at work all the time.

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HoZy said:
Shoulda heated the sikaflex with a heat gun or hair dryer, an edged her off gently.... What i used to do at work all the time.

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Yeah thats the plan for the drivers side and whats left of the sikaflex on the passenger side... I HATE sikaflex... the stuff is ridiculously hard to remove. The small skinny strip that was on the guards came off so damn easy.. But the thick Berlina/Calais/SS style stuff... argh
 

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whats wrong with some old fishing line so cut the trough the sixaflex??
 
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Yeah I had sommik simmular happen but nearly took half the friggen door off as it was rusted through, so I ripped the rest off filled in the gap rust treated it bogged it up and now it's nearly done.
But yeah they are a real bastard to get off.
 

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biteme1978 said:
Yeah I had sommik simmular happen but nearly took half the friggen door off as it was rusted through, so I ripped the rest off filled in the gap rust treated it bogged it up and now it's nearly done.
But yeah they are a real bastard to get off.

...ouch! Atleast its nearly fixed. I think my passenger side will have to stick with the missing paint for a month or so until I can get around to fixing it because uni's starting up again on Monday :bang:
 

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Just a tip for removing the trim... Just boil a kettle ad pour the boiling water over the door trim... It loosens it up really well and a paint scraper will then easily push through the top half, then just slowly pull the bottom half off!
 

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this has happened to me twice with the door trim and rear badges....even though i did everything properly...used a hair dryer and used dental floss

gonna cost me a fair bit to get it painted again...so i am just gonna use touch up paint for now..would i just be able to go to holden and ask for touch up paint or would it be best to go to a smash repairs place?
 
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