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How To Remove Door Moulding

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How To Remove Door Moulding

Postby smbdyshero [OP] » Jul 12 2012, 5:27pm

So, like alot of people I have talked to, their door moulding is fading or discoloring over time. Mine has been turning a light yellow color and its only a 2010! I was'nt a huge fan of taking the moulding off, but for looks sake, I decided it would be best.

I began this process by simply pulling off the front passenger side moulding because it was already peeling up a little.
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Already took off front passenger moulding


Removal was very easy. For the rear passenger side, I had to use my plastic bondo scraper. I have been told to use a plastic putty knife, but this is what I had on hand so I used it!
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Using bondo scraper to get underneath moulding


Don't be afraid to get that scraper behind the moulding, I promise you won't scratch your truck.

After getting the removal started with the scraper, you can easily pull the moulding off.
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Simply pulling the moulding off


So after you pull the moulding off, you will probably be left with alot of adhesive on your truck.
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After removal


This is where I went a little crazy with the front passenger side. I washed the area and began using the goo gone, but not the scraper. It was making me so mad that it wouldnt come up. I was using my thumb to roll it up, very slowly. Dont' do it this way!!!!! I have a HUGE blister on my thumb now... I know I'm an idiot.

You want to spray a nice coat of goo gone to the adhesive, making sure to cover the whole area. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. You will see the color and consistency of the adhesive start to change. At this time you want to use your plastic putty knife, or in my case, a bondo scraper to scrape the adhesive up. Don't be disappointed, it definitely won't all come up on the first go-around.
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After first coat of goo gone and scraping


This is what I was left with after the first coat and scraping. I sprayed the next coat of goo gone on the adhesive and got back to drinking haha. After a beer or two, or three, I scraped that bad boy again. And what do you know, Alot more came up!
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After second coat of goo gone and scraping


I was getting excited because I didn't have to use my thumb any more for this! Haha...

Here is the photo after the third coat
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After third coat of goo gone and scraping


One more coat of goo gone and I was done! You will notice little pieces of adhesive on your door. Just spray a light coat of goo gone on and wipe off to clean.

Here is my final product, sort of. I still need to give her a good wash so get excess goo gone off and remove the dirt that has been there for 3 years now.
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Final product ( still need to clean up a few marks)

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Final product close-up


Hopefully this helps out a few of you. I know if I would have read this before I started, I wouldn't have a huge blister on my finger and would have saved alot of time! All in all, this took about an hour and a half. Most of that was just waiting for the goo gone to work its magic.
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Re: How To Remove Door Moulding

Postby smbdyshero [OP] » Jul 12 2012, 6:40pm

I have read alot of people using heat guns and dental floss, but they really arent needed. Those eraser wheels work fairly well, but the way I posted is using items most people have on hand.

FYI the marks you see on the last photo came out easily with a quick wash and wax. It was just stuck on dirt I am guessing. It was not permanent or paint wear
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Re: How To Remove Door Moulding

Postby silverado9306 » Nov 30 2012, 3:13am

I'll be doin this in the near future.
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Re: How To Remove Door Moulding

Postby twilli88 » Oct 18 2014, 7:22am

I cant believe I haven't read more about pinstripe removers on here. Used one today and it worked like a dream. Saved my thumbs to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ-BsIo34Yw
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Re: How To Remove Door Moulding

Postby SeaJay » Oct 30 2014, 5:15pm

Thanks for the write up.

Goo Gone works well but something like 3M adhesive remover or Stoner's Tarminator work much faster to remove the glue residue. And plastic razor blades make it easy. But you sometimes have to just use what you have on hand! Nice work.
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Re: How To Remove Door Moulding

Postby Oscyjack » Apr 24 2016, 6:46pm

Gonna give this a bump.

The other day I decided to take off the badges and molding on my truck. Badges came off easy with little to no residue, the moldings are another story.

I used the thumb method to remove excess foam insualtion/glue, without any bilsters ;) must be those calluses. But now I am left with the black glue backing, i've tried carb cleaner, brakekleen, goo gone and I just can't get the stuff off! I do have a plastic putty knife, but it's dark paint and i'm likely to scratch it.

Anyone have a good recommendation for removal?
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Re: How To Remove Door Moulding

Postby casper50 » Apr 24 2016, 7:17pm

Use one of those big 3M rubber wheels that you put in a drill. It's like a big eraser that works fra for this and removing decals. Just Google 3M rubber eraser wheel and it will pop up for you.
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Re: How To Remove Door Moulding

Postby Oscyjack » Apr 24 2016, 7:41pm

Seen it, don't want to use it but I may have to. Thanks
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Re: How To Remove Door Moulding

Postby silverado9306 » Apr 24 2016, 8:25pm

Best 40 bucks you'll spend. Makes quick work of left over glue residue.
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Re: How To Remove Door Moulding

Postby Oscyjack » Apr 24 2016, 8:35pm

Seems like i'll screw up the paint. might have to though
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