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Chrome/plastic trim

#1 Post by george@gmpy.co.uk » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:13 pm

Hi can anyone tell me how to remove the trim and then replace it...bit elderly would it be better to let my garage do it..also I noticed the head lineing has come loose under the visor probably a job for a professional?
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Re: Chrome/plastic trim

#2 Post by RoverRevival » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:19 pm

The easiest way is to take the door cards off and unclip the plastic trims that poke through the door skin.

Once off you can use silicon lube or wd on the back of the trim to help it slide out.
Then just feed the excess back through the plastic trim and pull HARD.
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Re: Chrome/plastic trim

#3 Post by itcaptainslow » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:06 pm

Do you mean the exterior chrome trims on the bumpers?
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#4 Post by george@gmpy.co.uk » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:09 pm

Yes that's right
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#5 Post by itcaptainslow » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:21 pm

Least risky way is to remove the bumpers, then you can release the clips and pop them off from behind.
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Re: Chrome/plastic trim

#6 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:28 pm

Headlining is a 2-day job ideally, as it's preferable to leave the glue to dry. But I expect it could be done in a day with a break in between gluing and refitting.

Took me nigh-on 2 hours to release the headlining doing it myself, but it was the first time. Two people can get the shell off in less time, as we did at the NEC in Feb this year, and you need at least two (and preferably three) to refit the shell as you need to hold it up and refit some fir-tree plugs L, R and front centre before doing the rest. Everything has to come out - side trim, seat belts, all the roof furniture, etc. But it's achievable.

Material is about £50 tops, and the glue - a couple of cans for about £20 max.

A professional car re-trimmers might charge you up to £1000 to do the job!
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#7 Post by crepello » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:14 pm

Best to do the bumper inserts when warm. At the age they are now, they're rather brittle!

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Re: Chrome/plastic trim

#8 Post by 961tat » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:46 am

Where can you purchase this plastic trim , I thought it was not available ?

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#9 Post by itcaptainslow » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:22 pm

Rimmers had a limited stock of the front trims, but the rear is NLA and nowhere on Xpart lists it.
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Re: Chrome/plastic trim

#10 Post by george@gmpy.co.uk » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:51 pm

Many thanks for your reply,head liner sounds a bit of a nightmare it just a little over the visor,l found this strip in Greece,,not arrived yet fingers crossed

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#11 Post by george@gmpy.co.uk » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:22 pm

I have about 300 of these in stock Theo Isaak

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#12 Post by george@gmpy.co.uk » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:14 am

Theo Isaak Top man ,been great to deal with him, and would certainly recommend him to our members
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