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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-05-2016, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Trim removal

Is there any way to remove the 4 window moulding pieces along the top of each door without breaking any clips? I guess I'm asking is there any kind of special tool or anything made for this?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-06-2016, 07:14 AM
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Found this link on the Chevy SS forums:

Upper door and gutter trim Fitting Instructions - Chevy SS Forum

Should be the exact same thing for our G8's. I imagine a set of trim panel tools should help:

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Clips will break. Need new ones.

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"If" your referring to those black finish trim sections that are at the top of, an attached to the doors themselves, they say they are called garnish moldings. To remove them, they tell you to remove that upper Auxiliary Whether Strip just behind it first. That probably will allow you to see the numerous attaching clips that secure that garnish molding in place. They say to use an appropriate flat blade tool to pop each of the clips (attached to the trim piece itself) out from the door frame. They make it sound simple enough, but then again, its not me doing this.
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