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Old 05-01-2010, 06:27 AM   #1
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Question Which trim removal tool??

Been doing alot of trim removal, and reinstalling..... and then removal.... you get the idea! Getting a little tired of using pliers and a screwdriver. Did a search but didnt find much, just DIYs on trim removal.

I found the following on the net:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CAR-INTERIOR-D...item518d96f5df

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Trim-Removal-T...item1c10b3d23d

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sykes-Pickav...2713417&sr=8-1

Anyone advise on which they think would be the best? Or any links to better kits?
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:59 AM   #2
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The green kit. Cheap, tons of pieces.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:20 AM   #3
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:07 PM   #4
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I have a few sets of the ones in the last link.I use them every day.I would pick up the green set also.The great thing about these, are you can reshape them to use on anything. That's why I have more than one set.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:17 PM   #5
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:50 PM   #6
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probably your best deal, pics with good handles and a metal pin puller. You dont want a plastic pin puller.

http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/pr...mbly-Tool-Kit/
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:21 PM   #7
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probably your best deal, pics with good handles and a metal pin puller. You dont want a plastic pin puller.

http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/pr...mbly-Tool-Kit/
^^^ I agree.

I got this kit at same time as Stage 1 from BSW. It worked well for the trim removal.

Even better, it is surprising how many times I have used these tools since then for other non-related tasks.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:50 AM   #8
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^^^ I agree.

I got this kit at same time as Stage 1 from BSW. It worked well for the trim removal.

Even better, it is surprising how many times I have used these tools since then for other non-related tasks.
You can get all that stuff locally...no reason to buy it from BSW
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:09 AM   #9
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You can get all that stuff locally...no reason to buy it from BSW
Its cheaper thats why. I haven't checked Harbor Freight for a tool set, but this was cheaper than what I bought. Plus the pics with real handles are nice.

I have some craftsman pcis and the handles kept coming off. I had to epoxy them on.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:09 PM   #10
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You can get all that stuff locally...no reason to buy it from BSW
We remove the 'extras' from the massive kits and substitute other items. We also have the bit set with torx which many don't have. Many of the kits come with duplicates and tools you will never use.

We don't offer the best solution but as said in this thread you will be amazed at how many times you use the small pieces. In my garage I actually have 2 full BSW Tool Kits in my box. I use the stuff personally. Heck, right now you can buy an iPod kit, get a free tool kit AND free shipping just for being a member of this forum
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You can get all that stuff locally...no reason to buy it from BSW
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the replies and opinions. I've already got plenty of Torx bits, and i've something just like the picks set (the ones with the yellow handles), so think i'll just get the green plastic tool kit in one of my links........... although a metal pin puller would be nice.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:24 PM   #13
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I picked up a set at Harbor Freight for just a few bucks that works just fine.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:02 PM   #14
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I have the 3rd set and have only used the two thin tools so far - I've only done the door panels. I think a saw this set the last time I was at Harbor Freight. Not sure if there are any HF's in Scotland though?
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:15 AM   #15
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Another vote for Harbor Freight

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...-moulding.html
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