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dave smith
12-26-2006, 07:48 PM
any one found a good way to remove the trim without damaging it

Dick Steinkamp
12-26-2006, 08:17 PM
No. DON'T remove it [xx(].

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

12-27-2006, 09:04 AM
I agree. Leave it on,work around it.But if it absolutely has to be removed,an old-fashioned bottle opener works-remember those? -some times called a 'church key'..
Hook it on the bottom,pry up carefully and gradually work your way along the molding.


12-27-2006, 02:34 PM
The church key works great, but you only use it as a helper. Once you get the end started, just sort of twist the piece as you progress and use the opener as an assist to push it off the steel channel.

12-27-2006, 05:04 PM
I prefer a 2"-4" wide piece of soft wood and a deadblow hammer.Has some give to it and can be manipulated easily.Not sure there is a perfect method.

12-27-2006, 05:29 PM
Getting it off is the easy part. Getting it back on - without flecking off some of your new paint - is difficult at best.:(

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

12-27-2006, 08:33 PM
The other hazard is mangling it while its off. I stored mine in a long thin box for years w/o incident and then managed to mangle one of the pcs when I tried buffing it before reinstalling (do not drink beer while using a buffer....). After that I wised up and taped it to a 4 ft pc of rod and then buffed it in 10" sections at a time while moving the tape. THEN, I manged to put a couple dings in it putting it back one when I pushed too hard :(

Jeff in ND

'53 Champion Hardtop