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Old 14 May 2004, 06:46 pm
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Default Side 'SPEARS'?

OK, new question (by the way, thanks for your help with the OEM Ground Effects), now do I get the side 'SPEARS' off? I hear they're on with 3M tape. I was going to use a heat gun, but fear the melt!
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Old 14 May 2004, 06:54 pm
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You can use the heat gun (hair dryer) but just be careful. Not too close to the paint. Use a blunt instrument or gloved hand to start pulling on the spear as the glue gets tacky. You'll need some sort of "Goo Gone" to take the residue off when your finished.

Also you can use high strength fishing line to get behind the spear and "saw" through the 3M tape.
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Old 14 May 2004, 11:20 pm
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This should help


Tools

2 - Wooden Flat Paint Stir Sticks (The kind you get with a gallon of paint.)

1 - BrakleenĀ® Solvent, or some other kind of solvent to clean off glue residue. This product is non-flammable, and dries very quickly.)

Clean rags or shop cloths


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Removal Procedure

1. I started off by using a file to round off the end of the wooden stir stick. This made it easier to insert it between the OEM body molding and the car door. Then, by holding onto the body molding and pulling with an outward motion, I was able to slide the stir stick in between the molding and the door, basically cutting the foam adhesion tape that was holding the OEM molding onto the door.

2. Once I pushed the stir stick about halfway down the door, I was able to apply steady pressure, while pulling outward on the molding, and removing it from the door.

3. There was a fairly large amount of foam backed tape still remaining on the car door. I then used the stir stick with a slight "jabbing" motion at an angle to the tape to remove the foam from the adhesive that remained on the door. The foam backing had a tendency to just roll up in a ball as I pushed it along.

4. Using a rag and the BrakleenĀ® solvent, I removed all of the remaining glue adhesive from the paint. When I was finished, I could not see any marks in the paint, or discoloring from either the wooden stir stick or the solvent. This is the most time consuming part of the job. Your ability to thoroughly prepare the surface will have a significant impact on how well the new chrome door spears adhere to the car.
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Brakleen doesn't eat paint? I always thought it did...
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Well, QSD, I know for a fact it burns the hel- out of my hands. I would be very careful around paint. Better safe then sorry.
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quote:Originally posted by quicksilverdon

Brakleen doesn't eat paint? I always thought it did...
Don't know Don. I just copy and paste from PTDIY. I bought some stuff
at Wal-Mart and it worked well for removing glue etc.
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