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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 02, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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How do you remove the exterior chrome trim that surrounds the convertible top well? This is the trim that the top boot clips onto. I don't see any screws on the underneath side. Does it just unsnap?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 02, 07:05 AM
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There is a very small screw under the molding in each corner. I think there is one on each end also.

When the screws have been removed it can be pulled off the retaining clips. The clips may come off with the molding; don't re-install it that way. Install the clips on the the body, snap the molding over them.
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Don't remove it unless you absolutely have to, they are very hard to reinstall correctly and without chipping the paint. They never go back on as tight as they were originally.


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So how many screws are there? Can you use a tool to unsnap the molding clips from under it like you do for the front windshield molding?
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Unfortunately, I am going to have to remove it. I can see some small surface rust spots starting to form under it so I need to take it off. I'm sure its going to be fun.
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As Mark stated getting it back on right is the problem. Removal is fairly easy. Don't lose the clips. Have the molding polished while it is off.

Were I to do it again I would paint the area under the molding, reinstall it. Mask it; paint the rest of the car. The factory put heavy foil-backed paper under the molding to prevent scratches, you should find pieces of it when removed.
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I looked at mine again this morning and I still don't see any screws. In the middle is a small piece about 1 inch wide that the longest 2 pieces fits under. Then the long pieces go under a wider piece starting at about the back side of the quarter windows and then ends at the door. Do you have to remove the quarter window to get to those screws?
Is the molding on an RS any different? Seems like I've read it's haevier or wider.
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Mine never fit right on my 68. Moved around and scratched the paint so rust began to form.

When the car was repainted I ordered new clips. I heard that many times the clips bust when you remove them. I expected it to be tight after it was re-installed with more clips. Wrong.

I ended up putting 4 small stainless steel screws in just above the bottom-most lip to hold it securely. Worked well and it's not visible.

I did notice two holes at the bend on each side where screws may have been once. Good luck.

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