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Bill Boyle
Horse Feathers (Charter Member)

USA
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Posted - 16 Oct 2012 :  4:30:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bill Boyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's been 20 years and I have forgotten how to remove the trim around the windshield and rear window of my Trans Am (79) without ruining them. The trim needs to come off for repainting (black). How do you do it? There's a trim removal tool (which I no longer have).

Bill


Is this the best tool to use? http://www.eastwood.com/molding-removal-tool.html

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Edited by - Bill Boyle on 16 Oct 2012 5:00:34 PM

67drake
Sitting Duck

Azerbaijan
1501 Posts

Posted - 16 Oct 2012 :  7:59:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's the one I remember using. Been years since I've had to use it though,highschool maybe. That was 30 years ago! I remember them being a pain to use. Careful not to chip the edge of the windshield. Sorry,not much help from me.


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Edited by - 67drake on 16 Oct 2012 8:00:41 PM
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Vanmor
Cochise

USA
573 Posts

Posted - 21 Dec 2012 :  03:16:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vanmor's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I bought one of those tools years ago. I ended up using a local glass installer. I know they can get it off without messing it up. They do it several times a day.

"A man has got to know his limitations." Dirty Harry

Edited by - Vanmor on 21 Dec 2012 05:16:34 AM
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Lucas
Cochise

USA
428 Posts

Posted - 25 Dec 2012 :  10:43:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, I have a couple different trim removal tools. Neither look like the Eastwood one you linked to. I bought one at my paint supplier and the other from Snap-on. Both work just fine. Just make sure the glass is clean and maybe even run 2 or 3 inch tape around the window to avoid scratching the class by debris coming out from behind the trim. Now is a good time to replace all the trim clips just for added insurance. I guess I didn't explain how to use them. You slid the hooked end of the tool under the trim and slide it until you catch a trim clip and just lightly pull the tool or pull it toward the center of the window. It is a nerve racking job but patience is key. Good Luck
Lucas

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Edited by - Lucas on 25 Dec 2012 10:48:05 AM
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js292
Sitting Bull

USA
128 Posts

Posted - 02 Jan 2013 :  4:36:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I must have did something wrong then because mine just popped out using a plastic pry tool.

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js292
Sitting Bull

USA
128 Posts

Posted - 18 Jan 2013 :  12:21:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now I see why mine just popped out, broken/or missing clips.



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