1969 Camaro convertible - Pace Car - bought after market 2 piece windshield header moldings. Had to almost beat them on due to poor fit, chrome peeled off during installation. Getting originals rechromed but now can't get after market ones off. I didn't take the originals off, the person who did is not available. Any suggestions?
I'm building a 67 rs conv for a customer and his original header bow chrome was rusted beyond repair. Had to buy repos and they do not fit well at all where they turn down to the A pillar chrome. Their sticking up almost 1/8" off the A pillar chrome. I've beat and beat and they will not go down. Anybody have any suggestions at all.
Joyce, if you do a search you will find my post from last year or so on this same subject. He's the short version...
1. Remove all the screws and the a-pillar moldings as they screw through the header trims.
2. Remove windshield top trim.
3. Warm the header trim up with a hair dryer till warm.
4. Very carefully pry from inside under top edge with small flat pry bars till the dum-dum putty starts to release.
5. Peel from inside upward.
The repop's are not a good fit. Took me several sets to find ones that were good enough for a daily driver. My OE's have some holes in them but I kept them and will one day have them filled and chromed.