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Old 10-23-2006, 21:59   #1 (permalink)
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help on removing chrome from XWGT

hi all
anyone know how to easy and without damaging remove the chrome strip
that runs down each side of roof on a xw
i need to replace the vinyl roof and these must come off
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Old 10-27-2006, 18:41   #2 (permalink)
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Re: help on removing chrome from XWGT

Go and buy a $5 brick layers chisel. Grind the tip so its blunt, about 1mm thick. Start at the front lower edge and tap it off, work from front to rear from the inside of the car.

I removed them from my XC coupe a few weeks back, works a treat. No damage or twisting.

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Re: help on removing chrome from XWGT

Must add, those brick layers chisels are about 4 inches wide.
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Old 11-16-2006, 00:22   #4 (permalink)
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Re: help on removing chrome from XWGT

its called a bolster
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