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Offline 1979ta1978

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removing weather striping?
« on: January 28, 2009, 08:04:35 PM »
I am working on my 1979 t/a and the weather striping comes off but there is alot of stuff left and is is a pain to get off. I have been using a razor and scrapers and only some comes off is there a tool or a liquid that I can use to help with the removal?
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Re: removing weather striping?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 09:14:03 PM »
There is no special tool that I know of to do that.  You might want to try some "goo-gone" or something like that to try and help.
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Offline limey

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Re: removing weather striping?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 07:48:37 AM »
I removed my old weather stripping on my 79 last fall.  I used some small plastic putty knives and "goo gone" as Hitman suggested.  Worked pretty good, just long and tedious.
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Re: removing weather striping?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 10:46:07 AM »
are you just replacing weatherstripping or are you going on a paint job ? if you are going on a paint job, a low speed wire wheel will do the trick, snap on makes some that go on an air grinder that is a low bristle count and really tears the hell out of anything not supposed to be attached to the car.....
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Offline 78w72

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Re: removing weather striping?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009, 11:09:19 AM »
3m weatherstrip remover.   works great.
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Re: removing weather striping?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 01:05:50 AM »
3m weatherstrip remover.  

Agreed.
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