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Trim Removal help!

Trim removal help brat body work

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#1 doughildreth

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:09 AM

I need help removing this trim for paint touch up. Are there clips, or is it just glued down? What is the best method to remove and reinstall? It is a 1980 Brat. Thanks for any help!!

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#2 Leeroy

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

Which trim? The 'chrome' trim along the sill has clips and it is very difficult to remove without breaking them. The rubber molding (or bump strips) would be held on with double sided tape or glue. These were never offered in Australia but the OEM parts catalogue does not list any clips and I have never seen these early models with holes in the panels (if they were clipped on).



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

They are glued, are brats are the same im keeping my trim off now after i paint, you can have mine if you bend them pulling them off



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

They are glued, are brats are the same im keeping my trim off now after i paint, you can have mine if you bend them pulling them off

They are glued, are brats are the same im keeping my trim off now after i paint, you can have mine if you bend them pulling them off


Thanks I might need it,

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:38 AM

 If you take that off , you will crack and ruin the chrome insert. You cannot flex that trim. They are majorly glued on. Consider masking it off professionally and paint over it.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

I just ripped mine off after enough beers and they are completely reusable.  Granted they will never be back on my Brat, lol.







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