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Removing mirror covers

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tarheelfan_08, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    When I bought my truck the guy that had it before me placed a chrome insert on the front grill(which pops of no problem), chrome handle covers on the tailgate, and chrome mirror covers. See pictures bellow for examples. I decided to leave everything on when I bought the truck to see if it grew on me. Well after 3 months the handles have grown on me and the front cover has grown on me, but not the mirrors. I want these covers off. From what I can tell there is 3mm tape on the inside holding the mirrors on. How should I go about getting these off?? I do not want to ruin the paint and I want everything to look stock again.

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  2. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    rcfreak201

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    damn! thats alot of chrome, im not sure how to remove it but get rid of it ASAPP!!
     
  3. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    Yea, the handles are ok...they have kinda grown on me. But once I get the stupid mirror covers off I may take off the front piece and see how it looks!

     
  4. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    stunt man hans

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    go to home depot and get some mineral spirits & then grab a bottle of denatured alcohol then in a spray bottle mix 50/50 shake everytime you spray to mix the solution properly. this is the best paint safe aggressive adhesive remover i have ever tried period. hope this helps
     
  5. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    I thought about just pulling them right off, they are not on tight. Then using goo begone to get rid of the sticky!
     
  6. Dec 5, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    pidro_el_pirata

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    If they're not tight use the spray mentioned above as you're pulling them off. Literally simultaneously, to cut through the adhesive as its exposed
     
  7. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    bump for more ideas!
     
  8. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Took the hair dryer to them and heated them up. Ran some fishing line around the back and they came off. I then used goo begone then some comment and mirrors look brand new!
     
  9. Dec 9, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    Will have pics of them off this weekend when it warms up!
     
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