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

Re: help with body kit removal [Re: sbocaj55] #296961 Oct 10, 7:24pm Oct 10, 7:24pm
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dont use wd40...

Re: help with body kit removal [Re: spaztikid] #296962 Oct 10, 8:31pm Oct 10, 8:31pm
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then what do you suggest


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Re: help with body kit removal [Re: eric_h] #296963 Oct 11, 2:27am Oct 11, 2:27am
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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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Re: help with body kit removal [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #296964 Oct 11, 6:04am Oct 11, 6:04am
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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

Re: help with body kit removal [Re: AZZKIKR] #296965 Oct 11, 11:51am Oct 11, 11:51am
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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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Re: help with body kit removal [Re: isaac] #296966 Oct 11, 12:07pm Oct 11, 12:07pm
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WW kit is not that low. you've coilover, can you raise it???

Re: help with body kit removal [Re: ragingpaseo] #296967 Oct 11, 5:55pm Oct 11, 5:55pm
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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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Re: help with body kit removal [Re: eric_h] #296968 Oct 11, 8:04pm Oct 11, 8:04pm
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just get a bigger trailer and put the car up on it...

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