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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Removing chrome rocker guards

They were installed previous to me owning the truck by the dealership 4 years ago, and I have truly wanted to get rid of them since I owned it.

But now the motivation of what looks like rust forming Around the edge of them has made it a necessity to get rid of them.

Has anybody done this before? Have any tips for peeling this kid of moulding off?

I am thinking I need to use a heat gun and start peeling but I am afraid it's going to take the paint with it?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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product called Googone worked excellent for removeing the door trim for me didnt hurt the paint. It takes a bit but once it soaks in it peels off good.



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Been there, done it.

Here's my '09 FX4 with the same panels...hated them right from day one, decided to remove them.



I used a heat gun and a pair of vice grips, and then had to go back over the adhesive that was left on the paint with GooGone.

No worries on the paint coming off, they're only held on with two sided tape, but goddamn, it's friggin' near hurricane proof.

Word of caution though....mine were brand new, on a brand new truck.

Some guy ordered it, wanted the chrome package installed, and then the deal fell through.

I drove it for less than a month before I couldn't take it any more, snapped, and started the removal process.

It's a slow go, might have been better to let the GooGone soak in, but it will work.

I'm not sure how things will go for ones that have been on for over four years though....sucks that bad, strip them off and you can always prep it and paint it.

Here's how my story ended : Best of luck to you.


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Good job!

I also recommend heat gun.
as for the adhesive on the paint. hit the left over adhesive with a little heat. (just to warm it.. not hot to burn it)
then put on the goo-gone. it will come right off!


PS.. Nice time stamp Mike!
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Hey Travis, thanks, I even threw in some fall leaves to artistically frame the panels with some seasonal colour.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the advice, will be waiting for warmer weather I guess.
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