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I wanted to strip my doors with a chemical paint remover, but I am having a lot of trouble removing the molding from the middle of the door. I was able to remove the upper molding next to the window. There aren't any bolts holding it on, it appears to be held on with a strong adhesive. I have two questions how do I remove it? or can I scuff it with scotchbrite and hit it with some epoxy primer? It is a car I plan on keeping.
 

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That's some tough adhesive, you usually have to use a heat gun to get the adhesive to release but once you get it off, you can scuff off the remainder. But it's just stuck on, there's no bolts.
 

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I already did that when I attempted to paint my car.
First i just took a flat spatula/scraper thing and bit by bit pried the moldings off.
There was a lot of the sticky crap left over, so my friend gave me an attachment for an airgun that is like an eraser. I cant remember what its actually called, but it worked perfect. It easily took off the gunk and left the paint/primer underneath untouched.

Careful when you are working with the moldings, they have metal strips inside so if they get a crease it's never going to come out..

-Parker
 

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Thanks, I'll give the heat gun a shot. Then try to remove the adhesive with lacquer thinner or degreaser. That adhesive is the toughest crap I ever ran into, but I like the fox bodies and plan on keeping it for a long long time. Thanks again for the advice
 
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