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    are you speaking of the plastic and its difficulty to take from the bumper, or are you talking of the paint from the plastic? if you are talking about removing the paint, im not sure, never done it. the valance however is a little tricky. i dont remember enough to give you any hints, but it is tricky. be sure to give yourself plenty of daylight to start this project
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    sorry about that.i meant removing the valance from the truck to paint it.i havent looked up under there to see whats holding it on and how hard itll be to remove.so thought id see if anyone else has
    -Dylan
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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckarmyMP View Post
    sorry about that.i meant removing the valance from the truck to paint it.i havent looked up under there to see whats holding it on and how hard itll be to remove.so thought id see if anyone else has
    I took mine off to paint it. There are 13 or 14 of those plastic "push bolts" holding it in. I just used a flat head screwdriver and pried them loose, then a ton of elbow grease to finish pulling them out. It took me about 30 minutes to get it off, and about 10 minutes to get it back on after paint.
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    oh noo..i hate those things.i always break half of em and bend the other half so bad they cant be used!
    -Dylan
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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckarmyMP View Post
    oh noo..i hate those things.i always break half of em and bend the other half so bad they cant be used!
    If you do it on a warmer day they are very easy. The first time I tried to remove one was in the middle of winter. It was much easier when I tried it the following summer.
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    its in all in the prep work

    i would highly recommend you to take it to a shop

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    shops want money and thats somthin i dont have a whole lot of right now.or ever for that matter.when i did the plastic on my dodge it turned out just like i wanted it to.as long its prepped the way it should things should go smoothly
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    go for it just sand with 60, 120, and then 220 and then spray Bulldog adhesion promotor, then the primer.wetsand the primer with 400 to knock down any high spots.

    good luck

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    thanks!i suppose if all else fails my neighbor owns a body shop and i could ask him for help.but i do appreciate the point in the right direction!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckarmyMP View Post
    thanks!i suppose if all else fails my neighbor owns a body shop and i could ask him for help.but i do appreciate the point in the right direction!
    just post up if u got any questions, im sure we could all help out and dont forget to post pictures of the finished work. i bet itll look sweet.

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