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Trim removal

The flat exterior shiny black plastic trim panel between the boot window and the rear door window - presume it's just gentle pressure with a trim tool to prise it out of it's clips....? If so anyone know where they are located exactly...?


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Now I thought there was a reason you got that copy of the manual

C-Pillar trim.............. not so easy to remove if you had window visors fitted




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The Haynes manual I have is equally as unhelpful. Must admit, I was looking under 'trim' instead of 'glass' though.

Just been out to see if I can make any sense of any of those diagrams and it looks like I'll have to take off the whole of the wind deflectors and half the door trim out too.

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The Haynes manual I have is equally as unhelpful. Must admit, I was looking under 'trim' instead of 'glass' though.

Just been out to see if I can make any sense of any of those diagrams and it looks like I'll have to take off the whole of the wind deflectors and half the door trim out too.
Yep, not an easy task, as I looked at colour coding mine way back

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That's that idea scrapped then

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It's already black, what do you want to colour code it to?
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This shows the location of the clips better.............

http://opposedforces.com/parts/fores...llustration_1/

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It's already black, what do you want to colour code it to?
I think maybe carbon fibre wrap was in the picture

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It's already black, what do you want to colour code it to?
Carbon

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beat me to it

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This shows the location of the clips better.............

http://opposedforces.com/parts/fores...llustration_1/



I think maybe carbon fibre wrap was in the picture




Hmm shame it's all one piece...was thinking the left slimmer panel may have been separate, so that's going to make any wrapping more difficult ... and less pretty

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Maybe possible to do it "on the car".

What's the company mentioned on SS that did a couple of roofs/bonnets ??

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Can't it be done in situ?

Carbon wraps are for XT's wannabe STi's ;)

A friend of mine had this done, I will check how he had them removed and get back to you.
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Maybe possible to do it "on the car".
Possible but not good enough a job for me. Just had a quick 'prise' and it looks like the "clips" need to be release from behind ie. removal of the boot wall trims & seatbelt etc. Job for a sunny weekend if I can be assed.

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What's the company mentioned on SS that did a couple of roofs/bonnets ??
Pass. I have some wrap going spare, so wasn't interested in paying someone else to do it
I did get a quote from someone locally to wrap the bonnet in the matt 3M and that worked out at around 130 IIRC.

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