<VV> removing stainless rain-gutter trim? winshield trim?

Norman C. Witte ncwitte at wittelaw.com
Mon Jul 17 14:42:43 EDT 2006

See below

>      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.

Norm Witte 

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