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Old 10-01-2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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Bumper and panel strips

I'm just trying to figure out the easiest and safest way (for the paint) to get the plastic strips off so I can permanently paint them black. I don't know if they just pop off or if they are fastened from inside the panels.

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For the bumper strips, use a trim tool or a fine/thin covered screwdriver (to avoid scratching the finish) to remove the strips. They are held on with clips and not fastened from the underside.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:00 PM   #3
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ok, just wanted to make sure before I end up breaking a strip or scratchin my paint. Thanks a lot
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I thought about taking off my bumper and body molding strips completely off and having my buddy smooth everything together so it kind of looks like the new 08's. Might do it this Christmas when I drive back to Iowa.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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That is a great idea if you have the $$ for it. I'd look into it but I put 5-600 miles on my car a week so I never get into modifying my cars too much for the simple fact I won't have it for more than 4-5 years. I really need to find a weekend warrior to work on.
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Yeah, that does sound like a good idea.
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I would only have to pay for supplies and maybe kick about $100 to my buddy...my friend works at a body shop and his boss lets him do side jobs after hours. Just gotta see if he can do it during Christmas.
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I thought about taking off my bumper and body molding strips completely off and having my buddy smooth everything together so it kind of looks like the new 08's. Might do it this Christmas when I drive back to Iowa.



What part of Iowa?
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