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Anybody remove molding on doors
Sunday, March 01, 2015 5:43 AM
Hey everyone
I have a 2000 cavalier, I was thinking about removing the side molding on the outside of the doors. Has anyone here ever do this, any tips you can throw my way?

Re: Anybody remove molding on doors
Sunday, March 01, 2015 6:16 AM
Heatgun and fishing string to remove the mouldings and goo gone and patience to remove the adhesive...pretty simple.

But beware the paint is likely gonna be fresher and less sun worn/faded.


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Re: Anybody remove molding on doors
Sunday, March 01, 2015 7:28 AM
Thanks
Yeah I didn't think about the paint under the molding, good to know, and didn't the know that there just glued on. Thanks alot..
Re: Anybody remove molding on doors
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:21 PM
Basically just 3M double sided tape holding on the side molding. If u don't have a heat gun use a hair dryer. Afterward rub off all extra adhesive with your thumb + go over the whole area with bug/tar remover. Much cleaner without side trim imo...
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Re: Anybody remove molding on doors
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 8:27 AM
Word of advice, if you ever have to park in a mall or grocery parking lot or whatever ,be prepared to get dings on your door panels from kids that fling their doors wide open next to your precious cavalier .!


BLACKMANTIS
Re: Anybody remove molding on doors
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:00 AM
hence why you park your lazy ass at the end of the parking lot and walk lol
Re: Anybody remove molding on doors
Thursday, April 02, 2015 5:45 PM
I've never removed side moldings on a Cavalier, but I'd guess that they're either held in place by glue and/or clips. There has to be a guide somewhere on how to take them off.
Re: Anybody remove molding on doors
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:00 AM
For the most stubborn adhesive residue, you can use eraser wheel. Don't worry, it won't damage the paint of your ride.
Re: Anybody remove molding on doors
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:59 AM
Paint thinner won't hurt the paint, but will soften most adhesives and it's cheap.
Re: Anybody remove molding on doors
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:44 PM
Paint thinner would work, however also removes wax or well it is called paint thinner.. Jus us little and don't let it sit too long, gasoline the same way


ReD RaiN
Re: Anybody remove molding on doors
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 6:22 AM
I would be careful with this because after years of being exposed to the elements the glue gets really tough and the paint underneath the molding may be rusted or weakened. I removed my door/side molding last night in prep for paint and the molding was peeling the paint off with it. I used a heat gun and pulled the molding back as gentle as possible and it still tore the paint right off with it. The paint on these cars really sucks, especially for the 00-02 model years.







I took my time and it looks like crap. Luckily I am prepping for paint so I don't have to worry about it.





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