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Old 03-13-2006, 12:29 AM   #4
sstainba
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3M makes some blue masking tape you can get anywhere.... I would try masking before removing. The trim is thin and there is a good chance you'll bend or kink it during removal or reinstall. Mask everything off with the painters' tape and paper (the thick brown stuff). You'll need to lightly sand the trim to roughen the surface and make the paint stick better. Be sure to use a good exterior enamel, at least 3 or 4 coats. To keep it from chipping, I suggest using a clear acrylic or enamel over top. Again, the more coats, the better. I've had really good results with this method. I had trim that chipped after first painted... but after a few coats of acrylic, it's resisted abuse for over a year. Good luck.
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