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Fender Liner Removal How To

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Zebinator, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. Feb 24, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    bagleboy

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    If you want epoxy to grab as well as possible the scuff the surface with coarse sandpaper to give it "tooth" rather than just a smooth surface it can peal away from. This can significantly increase the contact area.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    I'd like to chime in since I just removed these 6 square-bodied grommets. I used a flathead screwdriver to pop 1 side of the clip out then used my hand to wedge that side in place while I used the screwdriver to pop out the other side. You'll know when both clips have been freed then it slides right out. As someone mentioned, once you do 1 then you'll know how to handle the rest. I removed all 6 intact in about 10 minutes, (stock)tires on and straightened, parked level in the garage. The toughest grommet to remove was the 1 on the inner side of the pinch weld. These that are hard to reach, you can't simply go straight on with the flathead but instead use the side of it to pry open the clip. This is the 1 I'm referring to, top right in this pic: image.jpg

    I'm slowly preparing to hammer the pinch weld and then install the new liners(https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/fend-x-wheel-liners.557515/) when it arrives next week. I read horror stories with these grommets so I wanted to remove them as soon as I could lol then when I have more time, I'll remove enough of the liner to get to the pinch weld, hammer, seam seal, spray, then re-install the liners until the new liners come in.
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2018 at 10:52 PM
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    Nice description. Its actially two opposite corners of each clip not the flats that are the release points. Flat blade screw driver, putty knife, awl, anything thin enough to get in there without scratching things up too badly. I just had a rear liner out again today to lower my tank/compressor. I'd like to open up the fronts, they seem to accumulate a lot of debris at the bottom that sifts down from behind the hood.
     
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  4. Jul 31, 2018 at 1:09 AM
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    Thanks man and that's correct. These don't have the typical tabs where you pry at the flat parts. I just practiced on an easily reachable one and it was simple thereafter.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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    There's 2 tabs inside the clips, use a fine point to move one at a time and lift that same side out of the body.

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  6. Nov 19, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    I find that a painters tool works great for this since you can both push the near corner tab and slip the tool behind to pull the back corner tab. A putty knife with a 3/8" u-notch would also do the trick. As you say, pull on the liner or clip at the same time and they pop free in seconds.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    I used two pocket screwdrivers and went in under the disc and pushed both tabs in at the same time and it came right out.
     
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    Damn your flexibility
     
  9. Feb 14, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    With flashlight in my mouth and laying on my back. :)
     
  10. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    Youre much smarter than me lol
     
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    Totally fine!!!
     
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  13. Dec 23, 2020 at 10:38 PM
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    Good info all, thank you.
     
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