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removing door moldings

removing door moldings

Postby kramer1550 [OP] » Dec 23 2011, 9:45pm

Hey guys, yesterday i was feeling gutsy and decided to take all of the door molding peices off my red 98 half ton, i sprayed them down with wd-40, let em soak, then heated it up with a hair dryer and took fishing line and sawed through the glue, once finally removed i used a plastic razor to remove all left over then sprayed goo be gone on re scraped and wiped off. Did this to the whole truck, took about 4 hours to get completely done, but there is no discoloration, rust or any imperfections under them which was my main fear, im really happy with how it turned out and i suggest it to others, thanks for looking

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Re: removing door moldings

Postby ASTE25 » Dec 23 2011, 11:37pm

I think the trucks look much better without the mouldings as well. I took mine off my truck the day I bought it.
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Re: removing door moldings

Postby kramer1550 [OP] » Dec 24 2011, 1:57am

yea im very happy with the outcome, i was the first of all my buddies to do it and now theyre all asking for help to do it to their trucks
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Postby ASTE25 » Dec 24 2011, 2:08am

I'm just glad they are so easy to take off. When I took mine off, I just grabbed an end and pulled. Of course, they had not been on very long (I bought the truck new).
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Postby kramer1550 [OP] » Dec 24 2011, 2:11am

i see, mine took some elbow grease scraping all the glue off and then to get it perfectly clean took awhile but then again well worth it
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Re: removing door moldings

Postby ASTE25 » Dec 24 2011, 2:13am

Yes, I didn't like how the moulding broke up the factory body lines. The truck looks much better like you have it now. did you notice how much road grime was caught under/behind it?
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Postby kramer1550 [OP] » Dec 24 2011, 2:19am

haha yes! right behind the front tires the first 10 inches were just packed with dirt and grime... couldnt believe there wasnt surface rust under there
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Re: removing door moldings

Postby ASTE25 » Dec 24 2011, 2:30am

Mine was not packed, by any means, but, for as new as the truck was it had a lot. The truck only had around 75 miles when I took mine off. 50 of those were on the ride home from the dealership.
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Postby evensteven3 » Dec 24 2011, 8:08am

I took mine off of my 1990 about a year ago and there was not only mud and grime there was gravel sand and of all things straw ya like from a bail and it wasn't in the front it was in the middle I would like to know how that got there

on my 2002 I was more prepared with my drimmle with a buffing pad razor blades fishing line decal remover pliers wash rags windex a rolling chair a heat gun and planned my day around it. As it turns out none of that was necessary they peeled right off clean and everything like they were about to fall off anyway
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Re: removing door moldings

Postby ASTE25 » Dec 24 2011, 8:37am

When i took the ones off my 2004, there was a bug in the paint from the factory. I guess they lucked out that it was not a W/T and they could just cover it with the moulding. I didn't keep it long enough after taking them off to get them to do anything about it.
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