How to remove 16V bodykit question

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How to remove 16V bodykit question

Post by roscoe » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:46 pm

Hi Folks
I'm down to stripping the last bits off my 16V parts car and can't figure out to get the front and rear guard extensions off. The side skirts are pop-riveted on -they are no problem. I've undone the wing-nuts inside the guards for both the front and rear extensions though, and there is no way they will budge - and I don't want to crack them by forcing them off. I suspect they have been stuck on as well with some kind of two side tape or similar - has anyone on here been able to get them off and if so - how?
They are in good shape and I don't want to send the body shell to the scrappers with them on!!
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Post by Cornishbx16v » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:32 pm

heat gun matey! they are stuck on with good strong french mastik! if youhave the wings off then heat them from the inside and then try and gently prise them off!
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:41 pm

It is really good mastic, very hard to shift indeed.
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Post by roscoe » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:42 pm

Thanks folks - will get the heat gun out this weekend and see what I can melt!
cheers,
Roscoe
1991 TZD
2004 Peugeot 307
1990 Mitsubishi Express Van - Alpaca Transporter