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Old 07-27-2019, 08:40 AM   #1
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Removing C pillar trim

Can anyone provide any insight on getting this thing off? I have read the tis (https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...ration/APQvtox) but it isnt moving at all and my fingertips are killing me. Is there a specific tool or technique that would be helpful? I have tried searching and all I can find are people saying its a real pain in the ass. I am replacing it with a gloss piece so it doesn't really matter if the piece itself is damaged in the process, I just need it off the car. Thanks for any help
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Old 07-27-2019, 11:36 AM   #2
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Did you take the horizontal piece and weather stripping off?
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:43 PM   #3
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Yes, the horizontal piece pops off easily and from my understanding the weatherstripping that surrounds the window is part of the window and can't be removed.
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Old 07-27-2019, 04:23 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:15 PM   #5
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:38 PM   #6
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Also trying to do this myself, I'll let you know if I figure anything out.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:11 AM   #7
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Hi.
It's not that hard.
Use a bit of wood and a hammer and it will come loose.
The wood prevents the scratches and the hammer the brute force. :-)
Also, bend it open a little bit, it's alu so there is no problem to closing it again later.
There is dual sided tape or velcro, thats why it's so hard to get of sometimes.

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Old 07-30-2019, 09:20 AM   #8
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Try warming up the trim with a heat gun to help soften up the glue. Or you could park it out in the sun for a while to heat it up.

I pulled one of these trim pieces from a junk yard car once using plastic trim tools and the trim was basically destroyed in the process. A large block of wood the length of the trim would probably be a better way to go so you can apply force evenly. I'd use a rubber mallet or a shot filled plastic mallet instead of a metal hammer so you don't risk breaking the rear window.
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:51 AM   #9
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Thanks for the tips guys. I ended up slipping an 8" drywall knife underneath the trim cover after popping it up a bit with two plastic trim tools and hitting that with a mallet. One side ended up slightly deformed in the process, the other side came off pretty easily.
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