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#1 jettech

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

Hello all,
how do you get ridd of that chrome garnish from the boot? I know it is glued but how to remove it?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:30 PM

You could try warming it CAREFULLy with a hairdryer then then pull off garnish.
Or some use some strong fishing line between garnish and bodywork, loop line around end of garnish and pull.
These are only suggestion.its your choice if you want to try them.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

I think that you should absolutely use fishing line or some old credit card for help. I am actually thinking of removing mine aswell. Got a doubt that there might be some rust under it.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

You can be right about rust. I want to remove mine as I bought bike carier and I can't fit it properly because of that garnish.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:19 PM

Please report back on how it goes. I'm not in a hurry so now when you told about it I will probably just wait until you're done with yours :rolleyes: Really I just don't have time during next couple of months or so. After that I'll probably do it anyway. It looks cool though but I'm afraid of rust...

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

Project on hold as some guy in a van didn't keep the distance and mashed up my rear spoiler. Now I need to get that sorted first. I will let you know when I do it.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

Sorry to hear that mate :( Luckily nothing worse happened...

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:51 AM

Update:
Removing garnish itself is not a big issue as you can simply cut trough the glue with plastic knife. Removing the glue and foam residue is another story. I waisted 2 hours of my life trying all "100% working" solutions I could find I decided to pay £25 and had it done by local paint shop.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:07 PM

:D Which methods did you use mate?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

I have tried heating it up, adhesive remover, WD40, clay bar but with miserable effect. There were some foam chunks left. My goal was to get my bike on the rack and have nice afternoon in Chiltern Hills and not spending it on my driveway.

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