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      09-13-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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Removing interior trims for wraps --tools???

I'm researching on what is needed for interior wraps, any expertise in removing the interior will chime in please, will this tools be enought for the jobs -->>
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-335....0l/ES2222289/

I'm just looking to do basic interior c/f trim wraps. Thanks
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I just used a flathead screw driver with a plastic bag folded 4 times over then put that over the screwdriver and just pry from a corner. But go slow. As soon as you can use your hands, use them. Try to pull somewhat evenly and slow
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you can buy those plastic interior trim removers from harbor freight... pretty cheap with coupon
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just a flat head and wrap around with electrical tape will be fine...
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Thanks guys, I see nothing fancy. So just push in plastic wrap flat head and pull is all we need to remove the trim??
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Thanks guys, I see nothing fancy. So just push in plastic wrap flat head and pull is all we need to remove the trim??
yes, for the doors trim, don't even needed... finger will do the work =)
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just buy that stuff from harbor freight like the other guy said, it's like 5 bucks.
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The Trim Removal Tools make life a lot easier when pulling everything out of the car. I highly suggest out Schwaben tool kit for anyone that's planning on pulling all of the trim. It contains a few handy tools which fit around the pop clips and allow you to evenly apply pressure and remove the trim without causing damage. It might seem like over kill to some to have access to all these tools when a screw driver works for them, but I've scrapped and cracked too many trim pieces in the past using the screw driver method. I personally prefer tools designed to make life easier.



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flathead screwdrivers can work as most people use this method... BUT, once u try using actual trim removal tools, u cant go back. it may look like not much of a difference, but seriously its a HUGE difference in the whole process of removing pieces. your chances of breaking a clip is almost none, unlike a screwdriver where you have to be careful of not snapping clips and chipping the trim itself. this not only makes taking things off easier, it makes it super easy to put back on too.
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