08-22-2008, 09:36 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Side body molding
I had the black molding on my truck...then decided to take them off and put the chrome on.
When I did have the black body molding, it was starting to fade on me as well. To solve that problem I just used armor all / vinyl protectant to make it black and shiny again.
The protectant helps protect the sun from fading it, just like it helps protect your dashboard.
I used it on the handles, mirrors, tailgate handle, back bumper, front....etc.... the sun def does damage to the black pieces.
To take the black ones off:
I let my truck bake in the hot sun for a couple of hours ( you can use a hair dryer as well as you start peeling to melt the glue), then slowly peeled them off, as I started peeling I used a thick piece of fishing line to help me peel the rest off making sure to get right under the glue, moving the fishing line in a sawing motion back and forth through the thick glue.
Of course my hands turned out looking like hell but it did the job.
Hardly had any glue left behind.
To get rid of the extra glue that was left behind, I used bar/tar remover and alot of arm power to get rid of that glue.
Doing it on a hot sunny day in the sun def helps!