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Old 08-17-2022, 09:57 AM
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Removing Vinyl Wood Trim and Panels

My body man and I agree that an eraser wheel could take forever in removing the vinyl "woody" panels - anyone here use a steam iron/steamer or heat gun? Also, I assume the little plugs can be prodded out - are there rivets/screws deep in there hold the wood look trim pieces on? Thank you - bringing an '88 back to her former glory, lots of work - put in a 1600 order to BJ's!
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Old 08-17-2022, 10:43 AM
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Odd hiccup seeing it created 3 different posts asking the same question in this subforum. I can't speak to the ease or difficulty of getting the wood vinyl off, but the plugs do come out, and there are indeed rivets behind them that hold the trim to the body panels.
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Old 08-17-2022, 10:44 AM
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Heat gun will work if it's in fairly good shape. Mine's so bad that it comes off in bits. Was easier to take the paint with it. Still have the doors and front fenders to do. Mine didn't have any holes or plugs.

Hopefully people will stick to the latest post for replies and the others will fade away but you never know.
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Old 08-17-2022, 10:58 AM
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I used the rubber decal removal wheels. Went through probably 5 of the cheap ones on Amazon.
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Old 08-17-2022, 10:59 AM
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Mine was cooked on from sitting in the sun for 30 years, but the eraser wheel worked best. I tried the 3m one, some from Amazon (cheaper) and one from Summit racing, and the one from Summit was the best. I also tried a heat gun, chemical spray and sanding, but the eraser wheel was best for me.
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Old 08-17-2022, 11:27 AM
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Thanks all, sorry about the hiccups - post was not posting when I hit the submit and then did the cut and paste per the advisory about why the post s do this and wham - wound up with 3 even after deleting. But thank you for the responses - I hope to try a technique that I used with a steam iron removing layers of vinyl flooring, might just work on our panels. I will, upon removing the trim, tape them to light wood or cardboard in their exact position to avoid distorting so they can be remounted later - my tailgate trim is sun faded badly, I assume I can buy just tail gate trim or are these trim kits largely sold complete? Thanks!
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Old 08-17-2022, 11:50 AM
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Quote:
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... Mine didn't have any holes or plugs.

So how were your outer trim pieces held on? Glue?
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Old 08-17-2022, 11:55 AM
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Removing the vinyl wood decals is doable with a heat gun but the glue is not always coming with it ,so there is a lot of extra work removing that!
I did remove the glue with thinner on some cotton towel and rubbing it off.
It very time consuming!
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Old 08-17-2022, 03:19 PM
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So how were your outer trim pieces held on? Glue?

Mine appear to be oem, plugs and I am guessing rivets
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Old 08-17-2022, 03:20 PM
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No doubt!
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Old 08-17-2022, 04:08 PM
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Mine appear to be oem, plugs and I am guessing rivets

I was asking that of SJTD, as his reply didn't make any sense to me.
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Old 08-17-2022, 08:14 PM
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Double sticky foam tape.
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the 3M eraser wheel is pretty good. The tailgate ate a whole wheel, but with a little practice I finished the rest with 2 wheels. For sure it takes some time, from memory I would say 30 mins per panel, but it is a dire job, so did 1 panel a day!
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