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Old 29 May 2004, 10:34 am
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Default Removing side SPEARS?

I know a few of you have removed the side SPEARS. Please tell me what methad you used, and how not to 'mar' the finish. I like the look alot, and is there body color under there? Thanks.....
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Old 29 May 2004, 11:02 am
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Yes, there's body color under the spears. There's a couple ways of taking off the spears. Heat (hair dryer?) helps a lot but it can be done without it. They are glued on, so heat softens up the glue. You can pry them off using a blunt (wooded) instrument or a fishing line used to cut the glue as you "saw" around the back and pull the spear off. Whatever you use...take your time, be careful. There will be glue residue left when your done and numerous things you can use to get that off. I use "Goo Gone" from the local hardware store.
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Old 30 May 2004, 12:35 am
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Some people use wooden sticks you get to mix paint.
and a hair drier.To remove the glue left over.I have
good luck with 3m adhesive remover I got at Wal-Mart.
Take your time.Don't rush it
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Old 31 May 2004, 01:31 pm
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WOW.....I took my time with a heat gun and fising line, WOW what a clean look!!!! should have done it along time ago! WOW those fins are gone!
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Old 03 Jun 2004, 10:06 am
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On removing the side spears residue. If you go down to your local automotive paint supply store they sell what's called a pin stripe removal disk. There are several styles but they are basically a big eraser that you attach to a drill. Price is $8-20. I bought an $8 one and it works great. You can use it to remove stickers, dealer names and logos, and the residue from the adhesive. I have used the heat gun and the sticker removal liquid, the eraser is 10 times easier and you don't have to worry about marring the paint. The only problem I have had is using it to remove chrome or brushed aluminum stickers. They are so tough that I ended up removing paint. This may not be a good option on a brand brand new car since the paint may not be fully cured. On a 6 month or older car you are probably okay.
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 08:30 am
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Never paid much attention to side spears until the other
day.They do kind of look like fins.So yesterday I ordered
the flat ones.
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Old 06 Jun 2004, 09:03 pm
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Hmmmmm......I'm thinking of removing my side spears and making replacements out of wood. I've seen pics of flat wood pieces put on after the stock spears were removed. I was thinking of making mine almost half round so they have some depth, almost like the originals.

Once the originals are removed, can they be reused if the wood doesn't work out? In other words, can the original be removed without ruining them?
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Old 08 Jun 2004, 09:20 pm
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BB yes if you take your time. I took mine off tonight.
I uesed fishing line and a wood stick used for mixing paint.
If you want to reuse you will have to replace the tape.
Under the spears is body paint,although mine had runs
under all of them.I forgot to mention I also used a hair
drier.Than some 3M adhiesive remover to remove excess
glue.
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Old 08 Jun 2004, 10:01 pm
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Jimbo: Glad to hear that your spears came off okay. I may try mine later this week. I'd like to see if pic of the flats if you get a chance.
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Old 08 Jun 2004, 11:28 pm
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Jimbo: Glad to hear that your spears came off okay. I may try mine later this week. I'd like to see if pic of the flats if you get a chance.
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I'll post a pick when I get them on. Havn't got them yet.
Should be here sometime this week. Tomorrow my hood should be
done.Crewzin has flat spears,but the pic he has right now
don't show them to well.
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