<VV> removing stainless rain-gutter trim? winshield trim?
Norman C. Witte
ncwitte at wittelaw.com
Mon Jul 17 14:42:43 EDT 2006
> I'm removing all the emblems/trim etc. from the Corsa to start
> getting it ready for the body shop. How do I remove the stainless trim
> along the raingutters without damaging it? I took it off my Chevelle
> once, but it was a long time ago and I don't remember.
This is a scalp molding that is held on by friction. Start at the front and
pry it outward from the bottom of the drip rail, gently working it off. It
may take a bit of a curve coming off, but don't worry, because the drip rail
will hold it straight when you put it back on.
> Also advice on removing windshield/back window stainless trim would
> be appreciated.
These are held in with little clips. There is a tool to pull the clip away
from the trim. When the clip is disengaged, the trim can be pulled up.
> The "corsa" emblems on the quarter panels (the ones ahead of the
> wheel) i'm guessing I can get to by removing the interior trim panels from
> behind the doors... if there is a different way please let me know.
This is the safest way; these were generally pressed into little retainers
and can be pried off, but I know that some of the repops come with speed
nuts, and anyway, if you can push the stud from the back, you're less likely
to break it taking it off.
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