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Help Needed: Removal of OEM roof side rails and rear hatch chrome "GMC" trim on '19 Yukon Denali

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by tenminutes, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. tenminutes

    tenminutes Member

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    I am a big hater of chrome and seeking some guidance. I own two 2019 Yukon's (for a short time before I list the SLT with all the denali parts on it) and will be doing a bunch of swapping from my SLT to the Denali in order to make it my own.

    1) I want to exchange the SLT roof side rails that are black with the Chrome Denali ones. Anyone ever seen a write up on the difficulty of this? Do I have to get into the headliner or can I access everything by popping the front and rear caps on those rails? I can't find a video or write up and don't want to go exploring.

    2) The Denali is black and has the chrome rear hatch cover about the handle. Same deal here, anyone have a link to a write up as to how I get that off? I need to have my SLT one color matched and exchange them.

    Thank you 3000! Hopefully someone has opinions they can share.
     
  2. BlackYukon

    BlackYukon I'm kind of a Retard

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    For the roof rails.. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe you do have to go through the headliner to remove them. I seen a post on here from a few years ago where the person removed the rails entirely on his 15+ to resemble the PPV Tahoe's and he mentioned having to remove the headliner during the process in order to remove the rails.
     
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    the older versions had a riv-nut from the top side, remove and caulk the hole or plug with a short, flat head bolt.

    surely, these are not a hole completely through the roof ????
     
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    Update: I ended wrapping the roof rails in some gloss black vinyl I had late last night and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. Much easier.

    Onto the Denali rear hatch Chrome trim where the "GMC" emblem is. I realized this morning my SLT does not have a "cover" in that section of the hatch, it's just the molding of the door itself whereas the Denali actually has a chrome piece applied to the surface of the hatch. Does anyone have experience removing this piece? I want to assess if it's painted behind it or there are going to be holes which will require me to powercoat this chrome OEM piece.
     
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