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Has anyone here ever removed the fenderwell trim on their Legend? I looked in the Helms manual and I think I understand it that there is a little bit of adhesive at the very bottom of it all the way around. How hard is it to remove this, and can I remove it without repainting? Does anyone have any tips for me?

If I can't remove it then I'll just paint it the same color as my car when I go into the paint booth tomorrow. Thanks you guys.

Just incase anybody doesn't know, I'm talking about the black stuff around the wheel well in this picture:
 

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I don't think that fender trim is something that came originally with the car when it was first sold. I'm thinking the owner before you added it on. It looks to me like its just regular door trim that you can buy at any auto store and if that's the case then it's just held on by an adhesive. Removal shouldn't be to difficult. The only problem I can see happening is the red paint under the trim will be a different shade of red. Goodluck :) .
 

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That is a dealer installed item. It is just a piece of rubber held on with adheasive. It should peel right off. It really shouldn't damage the paint unless the adheasive is really bonded to the paint. I think you should be okay if you wax the area after you peel the trim off.
 
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Sweet, I'm gonna try peeling it off tomorrow. Thanks guys.

I wonder why my Uncle decided to get that put on the car stock, it looks kinda ugly.
 

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In addition to the fine advise I am sure you will get from G Rahn, a LITTLE heat like from a heat lamp or hair dryer always helps soften rubber adhesives. Be careful though...although you are going to the paint shop. MOST IMPORTANT...I would suggest removing everything you can that is not going to be painted. Nothing better than being painted under rather than mask taped around. Take off your tail lights, front corners, ANYTHING that can be easily removed and paint under it. Re-install after a day or two (ideally 2+ days after the paint has fully cured and you have put 2 coats of wax under the parts/trim/lights). You will be much happier with the results. I have repainted several cars. The prep is at least as important as the paint job.
 
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I'm just repainting parts, and I just checked the forums a second before I was about to take them off. Thanks G Rahn, what I'm actually going to do is just paint the fenderwell trim because I already have it prepped and masked off perfectly. I'm gonna go get to it right now. If everything goes well I should be driving my car out of the shop about 30hours from now.
 
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I just finished the painting today, and it looks great. I'll get some pictures up on the forums some time next week when I get my new rotors on.
 

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Toxic fenderwell mold-ing gone!!!!!

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To answer you question- yes! I was able to remove the same molding you have from my 93 LS coupe just last night!
And big thanks and kutos to Guy who gave me to step-by-step E-mail. If you need specific info shoot me an E-mail- and by the way there is no double side tape involved.
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Work E-mail but thats OK.:D
 
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