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Old 05-13-2003, 08:12 AM   #1
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how to take off the side molding on the ...

Hey guys i have an alpine white 2002 325i i am thinking of paining the side molding around the car white cause its black now and i am thinking of doing the same with the front grill i think its called kidney grill or something. can someone tell me how to take it off and where is a good place to get it painted in NY.
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Old 05-16-2003, 10:20 AM   #2
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Moldings

slide the moldings back toward back of the car slowly all of the side ones they maybe able to move in inch or half inch some small ones might not move. than Put you fingers on top and bottom of the moldings slowly pull each section. You have to go slowly and do little portions especially long door moldings. Never pull them out fast assuming it will easier way and quick you will end up ripping them.

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Old 06-04-2003, 09:38 AM   #3
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Any idea on how to take off the moldings on the front and rear bumper?
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Old 06-04-2003, 09:56 AM   #4
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I pulled the fronts off with my hands lift from bottom of the molding first.
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Old 06-04-2003, 09:59 AM   #5
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Just pull it straight out? Didn't break bend anything? It's pretty securely intact to me! @@
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