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easy way to take off the chrome strips on saddlebags

How does a guy take the chrome strip off these saddlebags? #52532347295. I just got this bike and both sides are damaged and I just got the new ones to replace the old ones but they are on tight. I know they are stuck on with double stick tape but these are really stuck on hard and I don't want to scratch up the bags.
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Re: easy way to take off the chrome strips on saddlebags

Take a heat gun and heat up the inside of the case along the strip while holding pressure on the curved end of the strip with a flat screw driver. Put a piece of thin rubber over the screwdriver tip so u don't scratch the paint. Also don't overheat the bag as u will damage the paint.
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Re: easy way to take off the chrome strips on saddlebags

Les is correct - patience required! .
A quick search in the HoW pages came up with a thread discussion on the topic of chrome strip removal - blowing my own whistle here. Apologies.
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heat as above. Then use fishing line behind the trim to dut the boning material.
UIse a sawing moyion.
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heat as above. Then use fishing line behind the trim to dut the boning material.
UIse a sawing motion.
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Re: easy way to take off the chrome strips on saddlebags

Thanks for all the replies. Heat gun worked great.
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How about just leaving them off? Anyone try that?
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Re: easy way to take off the chrome strips on saddlebags

Carefully placed heat and fishing line.

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