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bokchoy
10-17-2006, 11:24 PM
Hello there

i am a newbie and i have a dodge neon 05. i am strap for cash so mods and upgrades i do on my own as much as my skills would take me. I am planning to modify my car with a clean look, nice and simple nothing fancy. so my question is if i take out the side moldings on the side would it peel off paint or a simple wiping will clean it up, because i dont have money for paint.


thanks all info is appreciated

neon_rt
10-18-2006, 04:21 PM
Most molding is glued with a glue that hardens. It is made to be permanent and does not come off easily. My experience has been that I had to sand off the hard glue after ruining the molding trying to get it off. Some cars may be different, you may have to go to a body shop and ask.

das2123
10-19-2006, 10:20 AM
Here is some info that should help you out...
http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?t=151223&highlight=removing+molding
http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?t=261936&highlight=removing+molding
http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?t=170719&highlight=removing+molding

Mine came off my 99 rather easily.

tch1717
10-23-2006, 08:19 PM
the mouldings along the middle of the door or so are held on with 3M double sided tape from the factory, it sticks very well but can be peeled off (i did it with my '00 LX), once you haver the moulding off, there will be some sticky foam left, use a heat gun and some good chemical, a.k.a. acrosol or paint thinner, and that will come right off to give you a nice clean finish...worked well for me. good luck

das2123
10-23-2006, 09:48 PM
A heat gun has made some people's paint bubble up, so I'd say use a hair dryer.

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