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Replace Side Moulding - How To??

Hi All;

The 2006 LT which I recently purchased has a damaged chrome (plastic) molding on the left hand rear case. I guess the prior owner dropped the bike...

I ordered a replacement which arrived today. Looking at it I can see that it has two contact strips on the inside surface which effectively glue it into place once the old one is removed...

My question is, how do I get the old chrome molding off without damaging anything?? It is on there pretty tight right now and does not budge a bit.

Thanks!

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Dental floss used in a sawing motion after applying some heat (heat gun, blow dryer) works bueno.



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Hi All;

The 2006 LT which I recently purchased has a damaged chrome (plastic) molding on the left hand rear case. I guess the prior owner dropped the bike...

I ordered a replacement which arrived today. Looking at it I can see that it has two contact strips on the inside surface which effectively glue it into place once the old one is removed...

My question is, how do I get the old chrome molding off without damaging anything?? It is on there pretty tight right now and does not budge a bit.

Thanks!

Joel
Best way is to heat it with a heat gun or hair drier then using a thin wire or dental floss slide it behind the molding and using a sawing motion cut it off. Next use 3Mô Adhesive Remover to remove the left over glue.

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Dental floss used in a sawing motion after applying some heat (heat gun, blow dryer) works bueno.
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Thanks guys.... sounds like a plan!!

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Fishing line will also work. In the past I've used both dental floss and fishing line. Neither has scratched any surface and the fishing line holds up better than the dental floss. My concern about wire is that it might scratch.

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Heat gun from inside the case and gentle prying worked for me.

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Heat gun from inside the case and gentle prying worked for me.

Good luck,

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Me too.
Of course, have subsequently tipped it over and need to do it all over again ...
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