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Old 01-16-2009, 03:55 PM
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Window Chrome Trim Removal

Hello to everybody,

I'm restoring my 88 GW and can not decide if its worth the risk to remove the chrome trim around the door windows. There is rust under the trim that I would like to take care of during the restoration, but I do not want to risk damaging the trim. Has anyone ever taken these peices off and re-installed them successfully?

Thank you in advance for any advise or pointers.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:05 PM
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I pulled the trim off a spare door a while back before I tried it on the good door. I couldn't figure out an easy way to get it off without curling it.
If I had rust to fix under it I probably would have worked on it harder though... There has got to be some special technique.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:28 PM
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They pry off. I found a flat wide pry tool in my brother's tool box that had a V notch in the middle worked the best. I only slid one corner of the tool under from the end and worked my way down. One edge is bent around real tight. The other is slightly bent, this is the edge that you work off. The top trim has 2 tabs that rap around, do the tops first then the sides.

Take your time and go slow. And don't drink beer when you do it. Ask me how I know.

I was shocked at the rust under my trim.

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:56 PM
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Millerluck,

That is exactly how I removed them. I worked off that slightly bend edge using a ground down putty knife. i kept working my way down without prying until it popped off.

I'm glad I did it, I guess. The rust was horrible. Hopefully they go back on without damage.

Thanks for all the help.
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:35 PM
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Pry the bottom carefully and then push the molding up and it will come right off. The bottom is slightly clipped to the riveted brackets but the top curls fully over the top of the brackets. So the idea is to release the bottom so you can push the molding up and free it from the top of the brackets. Now I need help with my chrome to body tailgate trim! I'm afraid to guess it is the same.....
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:15 AM
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Tailgate trim

The tailgate chrome trim is held on with some aggressive clips. I have a video on my youtube chan showing them.

Unfortunately, in my case, a lot of the clips were broken / rusted. I have not found a replacement for them yet.

https://youtu.be/9LSEWPc98Ds
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:36 AM
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Hi, Great video! Wish I had seen that before I had my go at it. I got mine off successfully and was able to salvage and POR the clips. Below are three links I found for the clips. I did not try to purchase them because as I said I was able to salvage mine. Hope these help! BTW, if you have to buy a lot of them, I would consider sharing the cost.

https://www.kimballmidwest.com/All-P...asteners/12138

https://www.kimballmidwest.com/All-P...asteners/12137

https://www.kimballmidwest.com/All-P...asteners/13661

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I could use some too, I think...
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