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Old 03-19-2012, 09:24 PM
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Question Removal of chrome side strips. How to?

I am thinking very hard about removing the side chrome strips that have the GC wording and replacing it with the badging of the 2012 SRT-8, being just the GRAND CHEROKEE in chrome. Firstly how difficult is it to remove these strips and what is the best way to go about it?

Has anyone actually done this to their WK2 JGC?

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Re: Removal of chrome side strips. How to?

Alas, I can't speak from firsthand experience, as I have yet to take delivery of my WK2. However, I debadged my old RSX many years ago, using nothing more than fishling line (as it's soft and won't damage the the vehicle surface) and a little Goo Gone.

Poking around the threads, I'm sure you'll hear some amazing technique I've never heard of, as there are plenty of folks running clean GC's around here. LOL. A lot of good insight and experience floating around the forums as well...

Did you order your SRT-8 Emblems yet?
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Re: Removal of chrome side strips. How to?

Ordered them today from justforjeeps! Unsure how long delivery will take to Australia, hopefully end of next week. Unsure if to wait for them to arrive or just skin them prior. The GC is off to the specialist tomorrow to get wheels done black with satin finish, can't wait to see them on Friday!

Thanks for the tips on removal, sounds pretty straight forward....Cheers
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Re: Removal of chrome side strips. How to?

I removed them with fishing line, pulled the adhesive strip and cleaned the left over adhesive with Goo Gone as someone recommended here. I added the Grand Cherokee badges as well. Love the look...
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Re: Removal of chrome side strips. How to?

Danbitz- any pics?
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Be sure to heat them up..hair dryer works..softens the glue then gently run string behind em..then as mentioned..Goo b gone for residual glue

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Re: Removal of chrome side strips. How to?

I didn't heat them up but make sure you use gloves if you are going to just use the fishing line.

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Re: Removal of chrome side strips. How to?

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I didn't heat them up but make sure you use gloves if you are going to just use the fishing line.

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Looks so much better with just the letters of GC. Dabitz, is your grille painted?
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Looks so much better with just the letters of GC. Dabitz, is your grille painted?
It's plasti dipped. :-)
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Re: Removal of chrome side strips. How to?

Here you go. It took me about one hour to take the crome out and glue the new ones.
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Re: Removal of chrome side strips. How to?

Chrome strips are off, just used fishing line, rolled remainder of tape off with fingers and used same type of product as goo gone to remove excess stickiness then washed...GC lettering currently in transit. Thanks for you help guys...That looks sweet rpoverland
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Re: Removal of chrome side strips. How to?

i'm taking off my chrome strips tomorrow! ordered some SRT letters but haven't decided whether i'll use them or not. can't wait!
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