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Re: Have you checked under your windscreen trims?

Postby Lucky » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:07 pm

Lucky wroteColonWhat's the technique for undoing the trim clips without breaking everything? Any tips?


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I've been trying to work up the bravery to check my windscreen pillars but I'd be grateful if anyone can offer a good technique for removing the trim panels without knackering them/the clips? I've never even seen one takne off so dunno which way to pull/twist/slide them or anything. Any help mucho apreciated. Ta
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Re: Have you checked under your windscreen trims?

Postby DKWW2000 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:24 pm

Nick, I did mine last year (I had bought some clips first but did not need them).
Having removed the small screw at the bottom:-

I slid the trim downwards about 10mm to clear the top trim
Warm the trim gently with a paint remover air gun, I believed this would stop the clips from being brittle
With a couple of small flat pieces of plastic lolly pop stick shape lift the Trim from the outside
It should then slide towards the windscreen

It worked for me, I cleaned all the crap out, polished paint & then sprayed a thin coat of chain lube inside trim before replacing

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Re: Have you checked under your windscreen trims?

Postby ian65 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:29 pm

DKWW2000 wroteColonNick, I did mine last year (I had bought some clips first but did not need them).
Having removed the small screw at the bottom:-

I slid the trim downwards about 10mm to clear the top trim
Warm the trim gently with a paint remover air gun, I believed this would stop the clips from being brittle
With a couple of small flat pieces of plastic lolly pop stick shape lift the Trim from the outside
It should then slide towards the windscreen

It worked for me, I cleaned all the crap out, polished paint & then sprayed a thin coat of chain lube inside trim before replacing

May the Force be with you g-l


and don't forget to utter a few prayers first that it will prove to be rust free under there
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Re: Have you checked under your windscreen trims?

Postby KiwiDave » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:38 pm

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Re: Have you checked under your windscreen trims?

Postby DKWW2000 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:56 pm

I have one (or more) if you need replacements Nick th: th:

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Re: Have you checked under your windscreen trims?

Postby Hobbawobba » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:24 am

I've been trying to brave this also. Maybe when it warms up a bit! :cry:
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Re: Have you checked under your windscreen trims?

Postby Lucky » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:29 am

Thanks for the tips, guys. I'm hoping to (finally) get the FD finished so I'll be able to risk incapacitating the FB soon :lol:
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Re: Have you checked under your windscreen trims?

Postby MelloYello » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:47 pm

Lucky wroteColonThanks for the tips, guys. I'm hoping to (finally) get the FD finished so I'll be able to risk incapacitating the FB soon :lol:


Ha removing some trim is hardly going to incapacitate a vehicle.
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Re: Have you checked under your windscreen trims?

Postby Lucky » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:12 pm

MelloYello wroteColon
Lucky wroteColonThanks for the tips, guys. I'm hoping to (finally) get the FD finished so I'll be able to risk incapacitating the FB soon :lol:


Ha removing some trim is hardly going to incapacitate a vehicle.

Well, it will do if the sodding pillars disintergrate into iron oxide powder
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Re: Have you checked under your windscreen trims?

Postby ian65 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:09 pm

MelloYello wroteColon
Lucky wroteColonThanks for the tips, guys. I'm hoping to (finally) get the FD finished so I'll be able to risk incapacitating the FB soon :lol:


Ha removing some trim is hardly going to incapacitate a vehicle.

It did for me :( :( :(
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