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eric_h
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Oct 10, 6:19pm - #296959 
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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Oct 10, 7:15pm - #296960 
WD-40? I use that for everything sticky-related...well almost everything...lol sorry no good suggestions...good luck!

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Oct 10, 7:24pm - #296961 
dont use wd40...

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Oct 10, 8:31pm - #296962 
then what do you suggest


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Oct 11, 2:27am - #296963 
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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Oct 11, 6:04am - #296964 
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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Oct 11, 11:51am - #296965 
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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Oct 11, 12:07pm - #296966 
WW kit is not that low. you've coilover, can you raise it???

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Oct 11, 5:55pm - #296967 
yeah but my locking bolt is siezed up cry and thats next on the list after kit


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Oct 11, 8:04pm - #296968 
just get a bigger trailer and put the car up on it...

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