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eric_h
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eric_h Oct 11, 1:19am - #296959 

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help with body kit removal

soon ill be moving to utah and we will be towing my car 1500 miles. of course its too low to get hitched up and pulled on ythe back wheels so im gonna have to take off my ww body kit and resonator from my tanabe(thats a different story). the kit it held on with 3M double sided tape besides the screws. is there anything i can use to get it off safely without taking off the paint? im gonna put it back on when we get to our destination so ill need a clean slate. thanks

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sbocaj55 Oct 11, 2:15am - #296960 

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WD-40? I use that for everything sticky-related...well almost everything...lol sorry no good suggestions...good luck!
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spaztikid Oct 11, 2:24am - #296961 
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dont use wd40...
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eric_h
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eric_h Oct 11, 3:31am - #296962 

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then what do you suggest

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xxmonkeyboixx Oct 11, 9:27am - #296963 

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hmmmm dont know if this will do anything to the paint but try using a hair dryer to soften the tape...kinda like debadging

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AZZKIKR Oct 11, 1:04pm - #296964 

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go to pep-boys and get a heat gun...it should siften the tape and stickiness, which should help the lip pull right off
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isaac Oct 11, 6:51pm - #296965 
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wd40 will kill your paint finish - do NOT use that stuff!!!

If you cannot wait for a warm day to remove the kit, follow azzkikr's sugestion...

once the rubber/3m is warm - the kit should just peel off after already removing the screws

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ragingpaseo Oct 11, 7:07pm - #296966 
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WW kit is not that low. you've coilover, can you raise it???
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eric_h
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eric_h Oct 12, 12:55am - #296967 

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yeah but my locking bolt is siezed up cry and thats next on the list after kit

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CelicaRacer05 Oct 12, 3:04am - #296968 

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just get a bigger trailer and put the car up on it...
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