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

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