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 Post subject: Removing fog light covers PAINTED IN
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 9:56 pm 
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How would you recommend taking these out?

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Dumbass panel beaters left them in while painting by the looks of it, and the paint is cracking!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Removing fog light covers PAINTED IN
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:06 pm 
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thepistonhead wrote:
How would you recommend taking these out?

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Dumbass panel beaters left them in while painting by the looks of it, and the paint is cracking!


the other day i was in the wreckers and i just pulled on them and they come out

 

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 Post subject: Re: Removing fog light covers PAINTED IN
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:12 pm 
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bradley4567 wrote:
thepistonhead wrote:
How would you recommend taking these out?

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Dumbass panel beaters left them in while painting by the looks of it, and the paint is cracking!


the other day i was in the wreckers and i just pulled on them and they come out


But were they painted in?

I don't want half my front bar's paint to come in the process.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Removing fog light covers PAINTED IN
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Get a razor blade and cut around the surround and then pop them out, also I will send you through a photo of how the lights mount into the bar.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Removing fog light covers PAINTED IN
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:38 pm 
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jughead302 wrote:
Get a razor blade and cut around the surround and then pop them out, also I will send you through a photo of how the lights mount into the bar.


Cool thanks man, you got my email? Shoot a PM if not.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Removing fog light covers PAINTED IN
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:09 pm 
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just take them out and get them to repaint them for doing a dodgy job :P
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 Post subject: Re: Removing fog light covers PAINTED IN
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:23 pm 
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i spoke to a panel beater mate about this and he said use a razor blade or scapel or stantley knife blade and score the paint around the covers then spray with a bit of wd40.... worth a try

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 Post subject: Re: Removing fog light covers PAINTED IN
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:25 pm 
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Thanks Bear, interesting.

I guess the WD40 moistens the paint preventing it from cracking?

 

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Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:31 pm 
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no problems

as for softening i know it softens the glue on stick on badges and I'm thinking it lubricates it so it should help it slide out

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Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 1:15 pm 
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hey

if the wd40 doesnt help try warmer the area with a hair dryer or heat gun on a low setting just be careful as it will melt the paint if you hold it on the area too long

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 Post subject: Re: Removing fog light covers PAINTED IN
Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 1:46 pm 
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Thanks again Bear, will definitely try that.

 

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Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 2:09 pm 
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hey pistonhead

too easy just hope something i said has helped

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