Author Topic: Removing Exterior Plastic Trim  (Read 4103 times)


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Removing Exterior Plastic Trim
« on: April 22, 2011, 12:25:59 PM »
Hi all,

I have two Carltons, one off road and one on the road. I have recently swapped use of the Carltons to give the other a good run this summer. My "hot standby" Carlton had a bit of trim missing and so looked into getting the bit off my now off road Carlton and popping it onto my on the road Carlton.

I had a quick rummage on the forums about how to get off the exterior plastic trim and found a post suggesting the use of a wallpaper scraper! Thanks!

As usual, safety first, you may want to wear goggles and gloves :)

Here are some photos if you feel the need to do this youself to get a visual on the whole thing.

1 - If you have a bit of trim missing like this:

2 - And find a donor Carlton with the bit like this:

3 - Then you need a wallpaper scraper and a soft rag like this:

4 - Pop the rag covered blade under the base of the trim like this as far as it will go and prise up and toward you (you may need to give it a bit of extra oomph by getting your fingers behind the blade also):

5 - It will then pop off giving you this:

6 - Here is what the back of the trim looks like:

7 - Here is a close up of the clip and how to get the clip off:

Have fun!

« Last Edit: April 22, 2011, 12:27:40 PM by therealeasterbunny »
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Re: Removing Exterior Plastic Trim
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 12:51:59 AM »
All the photo's are missing, making this post a bit pointless.
Easy going untill PUSHED!!!!


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Re: Removing Exterior Plastic Trim
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 06:34:34 PM »
ditto with nightmare