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    Default Debadging and rebadging

    My truck is currently fully debadged of all logos. I still currently have the door molding on there though. It's a 2004 Silverado, so it's getting up there in years. My question is, has anyone taken those off this late? If so, how bad was it underneath? I expect some buffing work to need to be done to get the glue off and sun lines back in order. What I don't want is to pull them off, find that I can't even remotely blend the paint back by buffing/wax and not have a backup. My molding is in fairly poor shape so I doubt it'll go back on after taking it off. Are there any other options as far as molding goes?

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    The big factor is where do you live. If in the southwest you'll have alot more fading then in the northeast. The only way to find out how much is to pull the molding off.

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    ur ok, since ur truck is white. easy to buff out....


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    The easiest way to remove them with the least amount of damage is by using 20 lb fishing line. Get some good leather gloves and slowly pull the line under the moulding. You will have a lot of cleaning to due after. WD40 will help loosen the adhesive and real elbow grease. I think it will look really nice without the moulding!! GOOD LUCK!!

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    If you do move forward with remove the Trim, to add to what has been mentioned above and that is, once all of the trim has been removed, the safest and quickest way to remove the left-over Adhesive, is to use a 3M Eraser Wheel, your Fingers and hands will thank you,

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    Thanks guys! I've taken molding off before, I was just worried about the amount of fading underneath...

    2010 OEM 20" Wheels
    Color-matched mirror covers and emblem
    20% tinted windows - 6" eyebrow
    Black rear fender-wells
    Completely debadged and demolded
    Duramax airbox replacement w/ K&N filter
    2" Rear drop shackle
    Tailgate light bar
    Flowmaster Delta 50 w/ double tip exits
    Blue footwell lighting
    12" Pioneer Sub (custom downfire box) 850W amp
    Full LED interior

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheez View Post
    Thanks guys! I've taken molding off before, I was just worried about the amount of fading underneath...
    OK....Got ya, I removed my door trim just a few yrs back, and had no issues with the paint underneath the trim being faded, I would say that you shouldn't have any issues either with fading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'HEARTBEAT View Post
    OK....Got ya, I removed my door trim just a few yrs back, and had no issues with the paint underneath the trim being faded, I would say that you shouldn't have any issues either with fading.
    Good deal! I was just scared of ripping them off and it be even worse with them off. They are probably the thing that shows the years to most on my truck (besides the odometer.)

    2010 OEM 20" Wheels
    Color-matched mirror covers and emblem
    20% tinted windows - 6" eyebrow
    Black rear fender-wells
    Completely debadged and demolded
    Duramax airbox replacement w/ K&N filter
    2" Rear drop shackle
    Tailgate light bar
    Flowmaster Delta 50 w/ double tip exits
    Blue footwell lighting
    12" Pioneer Sub (custom downfire box) 850W amp
    Full LED interior

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheez View Post
    Good deal! I was just scared of ripping them off and it be even worse with them off. They are probably the thing that shows the years to most on my truck (besides the odometer.)
    I should have mentioned, that my truck is 5 yrs older than yours, and I just removed the trim around 3 yrs ago and them both being White, that's why I feel that you should be OK, with removing the trim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'HEARTBEAT View Post
    I should have mentioned, that my truck is 5 yrs older than yours, and I just removed the trim around 3 yrs ago and them both being White, that's why I feel that you should be OK, with removing the trim.
    That helps ease the jitters a lot now!

    I put together a quick photoshop to see what I thought. I think I'm going to like it!

    2010 OEM 20" Wheels
    Color-matched mirror covers and emblem
    20% tinted windows - 6" eyebrow
    Black rear fender-wells
    Completely debadged and demolded
    Duramax airbox replacement w/ K&N filter
    2" Rear drop shackle
    Tailgate light bar
    Flowmaster Delta 50 w/ double tip exits
    Blue footwell lighting
    12" Pioneer Sub (custom downfire box) 850W amp
    Full LED interior

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