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Old 07-26-2015, 12:07 PM   #1
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Zx3 exterior trim

Is it possible to remove the exterior trim on the doors and hatch to paint them. Mine look kinda bad.


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Just mask everything off and paint, especially the hatch trim because the mounting studs always snap off.
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Sand with what grit?
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If your moldings are textured then you don't need to sand... unless you want to smooth them out. Just clean them and paint.
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If you want smooth, it's easier to use primer to smooth them than sanding the plastic. Couple coats of primer, sand smooth then paint and clear.

And you can remove it if you want.
All trim uses double sided tape.
Some also use clips. Remove a door panel to see which you have. I want to say the clips are more common on earlier cars and after 2003'ish none use clips.
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It may not end up matching very well depending on the color. What is "so bad" about them? Fading? You can actually restore it using a heat gun very carefully and or a nice permanent trim coating that also restores color.

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They are faded. Thought about spraying them black..
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