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Chrome Trim Removal

Post by 81malibu329 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:17 pm

I was hoping to get some info on removing the chrome trim that's around the windows. Are there any special tricks to removing these pieces without damaging them? I've heard there is a special tool, but I'm not sure what it looks like. Any info or pictures would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Chrome Trim Removal

Post by melloelky » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:00 pm

http://www.dkhardware.com/tools/image-r ... _14101.gif
one like this works.there are a few different versions out there I'm sure you could find one that has a hook like that near you
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Re: Chrome Trim Removal

Post by 81malibu329 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:26 am

Oh ok, cool. Yeah, I've seen that tool before. Maybe I'll check to see if there are any videos on youtube for this sort of thing. Thanks
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Re: Chrome Trim Removal

Post by 81malibu329 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:04 pm

Borrowed the trim tool from a guy at the body shop. Trim came right off. All of my trim is pretty scratched up, anyone know of a good place to have it re chromed?
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Re: Chrome Trim Removal

Post by LS6 Tommy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:43 pm

81malibu329 wrote:Borrowed the trim tool from a guy at the body shop. Trim came right off. All of my trim is pretty scratched up, anyone know of a good place to have it re chromed?


Most G-body trim isn't chromed. It's polished/clear anodized aluminum or stainless steel. Paul's Chrome can probably help. They're very good, but not cheap...

http://www.paulschrome.com/index.php/wh ... rim-repair

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Re: Chrome Trim Removal

Post by melloelky » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:36 pm

i actually had my window trim stripped at a local chrome shop,wasn't to expensive.i couldn't get the oven cleaner trick to work.
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Re: Chrome Trim Removal

Post by 81classic » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:36 pm

I used these guys for my parts. I paid somewhere around $400 for all window & b-pillar pieces

http://www.davidrussellanodizing.com/index.html
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