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Old 06-10-2010, 03:31 AM   #1
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bumper reflectors

after searching on how to remove the rear bumper reflectors, all I found was to pry on them with a screwdriver, but everyone said that they accidentally broke the bottom tabs off while removing. So I am posting this hoping that someone has since removed them succesefully without breaking them. If anyone knows how please post, because the painting of my new front bumper is contingent on the removal and prep of the rear bumper. Thanks
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:02 AM   #2
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Well I tried nylon trim remover, it worked pretty well..Taped screwdriver is too thick, that's why ppl break the tab while removing it. Thin headed trim remover reduces the risk..
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:35 AM   #3
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dude, theyre gonna break. if you can get one of them off w/o breaking, you did a damn good job. problem with sharper screwdrivers is they end up piercing through cloth when you wrap it. putting tape on it only makes the end fatter. just bust them out and dont screw up your bumper. thats the important thing. good riddance!
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:09 PM   #4
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Well I tried nylon trim remover, it worked pretty well..Taped screwdriver is too thick, that's why ppl break the tab while removing it. Thin headed trim remover reduces the risk..
Thanks, I will try that, I know they might break but its worth a shot, Thanks for the idea, new reflectors are not to expensive, but with all I have been doin recently the price is adding up quick
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