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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2001, 07:49 AM
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I posted a pic of my truck in Shorts' swaybar topic...and got to thinking. I have some fender flares for it that I've been meaning to install. Going to paint them gloss black to match the truck...blah blah blah. Anyways, I'd have to trim at least part of the beltline moulding away. Should I just remove all of it? Not sure if it will clean up the appearance or not. Thoughts?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2001, 08:09 AM
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Take all the moulding off. I think it gives the vehicle alot smoother look. I hear it can be a pain though getting that double sided tape off the paint. If I ever make my truck bigger I'll put fender flares on and take my moulding off. Just watch though with fender flares and a 3" body and 33" tires on 10" rims, you'll probably have to trim a little off the flare itself on the bottom inside back edge. If your tires are rubbing there now, they'll certainly hit the flare. A friend of mine installed Xenon flares on his chevy 3" body lift and 33's on 10" rim and he didn't trim his flare and the rubbing actually pulled out his fastening screws...


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That's what I was thinking...I've heard that tape is a huge pain to remove. I'm not looking forward to it.

I do know the flares will rub. If you look in that first picture, the tire is already contacting the fender. It crunched it in about 2" when the suspension compressed, so I'll have to bend that out sooner or later. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]. Not sure if I'll trim them yet, as I may just put another 2" of suspension lift on it right away.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2001, 11:27 AM
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let adhesive remover do the work for you. bout 5 bucks a can at oreilly.


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yup... use 3Ms wax and adhesive remover. that's what i used when i had to straighten out my door molding. i wanted to de-mold my truck, but a body shop guy did a real S#!^%# job when he "repaired" the gash in the door [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

if you want to see what it looks like, or get a general idea, do some cutting and pasting and cloning there with your photo editor software. i do that with my truck all the time. mine gets repainted, spots, no wheels, black outs, no mirrors...all kinds of things! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Guess I'll be picking up some adhesive remover. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

I've photoshopped some stuff on my truck before, I was just too lazy in this particular instance to do it before I asked opinions. But...now that I look at it more closely, I'm definitely gonna remove the mouldings.

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leave the trim


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if you wanna see what it looks like without it, search on this board b/c theres a guy with a tahoe very similar to yours that did it. his is mainly a street truck but looks pretty nice. ive seen it done on several trucks and it looks good. when i repaint mine, im gonna leave the moldings off mainly b/c im not gonna pay the high price for new ones but it looks pretty cool too. i dont remember the guys name though, maybe he will post here

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