Discussion in 'Tech Info' started by 1sikyukon, Jul 2, 2009.
the side moldings on the NNBS actually look fairly decent but you did a great job taking them off
I love the look, nice and clean, i actually asked the dealer for no molding on hoe when I bought her, and that's exactly how they delivered her to me. Clean, i have an o7, but during this last 3 years, aholes, have nicked my door, left and right, now i have dimples on every door, so now I'm looking into buying the moldings for her. just be careful where you park. otherwise great job
strike-off wheels are def. the way to go! use these about once a week and my fingers would be half the length without one!
Goof Off works good too !!!
Took me about 30 mins total. I used the eraser wheel. No need for all those harsh chemicals.
Here is how I did mine;
1. Wash and dry the area above and below of the moulding before starting. Use min 20 lb monofiliment fishing line. Cut about a 2 ft length.
2. Using 2 fingers, run the line behind the moulding and "saw" back and forth all the way down the moulding. Don't saw too fast or the fishing line will heat up too much and break. Just a steady pace.
3. After your done sawing, grab the moulding from one edge and pull it off. Should come off very easy.
4. If you plan on keeping the mouldings or selling them, quickly store them on a flat surface so that they maintain there shape.
5. Wash the area where the moulding was to remove any loose dirt which may have been behind the moulding. It is very important to do this before moving on. Rinse and dry with a towel.
6. Use the 3M wheel on a drill motor. Use the slowest setting on the drill. Do spin at a high speed. Work slowly across from one end to the other. I use my right hand on the drill and my left hand on the chuck to keep a constant pressure on the paint.
7. After removing the foam tape with the wheel, use some 3M adhesive remover (aerosol). Spray on the paint and wipe clean with a clean towel.
8. Use a pure polish next to rub any stains which may exist on the clear coat. When moulding has been on the paint for a while, the dirt will leave discolored lines. They will rub out easliy with a pure polish. I use Zaino AIO paint cleaner. Works great.
9. Final step is to wax the entire area.
These steps are the same for lettering and also emblems.
As stated before, the Chevy bowtie in the back is clipped and recessed.
I have done multiple vehicles with the above methods.
I am not responsible for any damage to your vehicle. Use these instructions at your own rish.
A friend of mine works at a graphics/sign shop. They remove trim and vinyl decals all the time.
He had the eraser wheels, but what worked best was a wheel that was shaped more like a flap disc in an angle grinder.
The machine looked like an angle grinder, but cost a lot more and spun at a much lower RPM.
The disc looked like a flap disc, but had a rubber looking surface with little fingers on it.
Absolutely amazing. Made very quick work of removing the adhesive...
I love it! First mod I did when I bought the truck is debadge and got rid of the molding. Your truck looks super clean. Love the color too!
Nice eye candy. Uh...the Tahoe. Well to be honest, the beautiful lady too. lol
I like the cleaner look of no emblems, badges, moldings, etc.
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