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Old 04-17-2009, 04:15 PM
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Removing drip rail chrome?

What's the best way to remove the chrome from the drip rails on a 1966 LeMans?

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Best method I have found is to use a heat gun. Warm it up good and gently roll it off of the rail. Grip the trim on the top and bottom edge then apply constant light pressure in a twisting motion.

Wear gloves cuz its going to be hot.

Dont heat it so much you discolor your trim.
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I herd one time that amonia removes crome I have never done it though. What does heat do that you can remove the crome by peeling it?
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Thanks OldFool. I'll give it a try. I think the idea of heat is to soften any adhesives that may be under the chrome. The concern is taking then of without bending them, installing a new vinyl top after painting, polishing them and putting them back on. I may have ask the question wrong. I don't want to remove the plating. I want to remove the trim.

I appreciate your help guys.

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Try an old style bottle opener with friction tape around the end to prevent scratches, just be gentle.
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The bottle opener seems to be the answer. I read the same on a couple of other forums. Thanks for the help


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