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    Exterior plastic door trims

    Hello all, i was wondering if anyone has any experience removing these exterior plastic door trims:

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    I like the look of the car without them and was wondering if they are easily removed.
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    A little heat and a plastic scraper/ trim tool will help here, they are double sided taped on. A rubber wheel on a slow drill will get the tough to remove tape left on the panel off.
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    Thanks, how high is the possibility that the trims already left a permanent mark on the paint (either from fading or from the glue)? The paint itself is alright even though its already 10+ years old
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    Extremely likely. I have a 2009 I got about a year ago. I promptly removed the badging on the back but it's easy to see where the badges were, the outlines are clearly visible up close.
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    Yeah thats what i was afraid of. Did you try polishing the area?
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    No, the clear coat is peeling in other places on the hatch so I didn't mess with it. No point polishing a turd.
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    That makes sense, im not looking for a paint correction soon so I think im not gonna mess around with the trim
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