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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(].



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52hawk
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.

LaSalle,Il
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64V-K7
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.

bob40
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.

Roscomacaw
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.:(

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

Jeff_H
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