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El Tel
August 1, 2017, 12:10pm Report to Moderator
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I have a Herald 13/60 and along the front edge of the bonnet is a piece of chrome trim. Can this trim be removed without causing damage and, if so, what is the best way to do it.
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Remove the two end pieces carefully (rocking horse poo) and then it should pull off. Expect a lot of dirt and rust if it's been used a lot.

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The two little end pieces should be held in with a small screw underneath, but the main long trim is just pushed on with clips - it will take some persuasion to come off though - either use a proper trim lever or a flat screwdriver with masking tape wrapped round it to help protect the paint / trim.

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El Tel
August 1, 2017, 2:44pm Report to Moderator
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Thanks for your replies. I shall try to remove - but very carefullyūü§ě
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pimp my vit
August 1, 2017, 8:48pm Report to Moderator

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Use a old credit card to protect the paint and gently prise it up with a small pry bar...

Thirty years of removing trim in car interiors!!

1967 2.0 Mk 1 Vitesse in bits since year 2000
Fortune spent and still spending
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El Tel
August 2, 2017, 6:57am Report to Moderator
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Great idea. I'll try that.
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