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    Roof strips

    Anyone got some gen on removing these? Where the clips are, how to unclip them etc?

    Thanks

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    the best way to remove the roof rails is brute force.

    open up the wee flaps on the roof rails then get your fingers in and give it a good wedge.

    or you can get a screw driver and cover it in a cloth or summat and wedge it up like that.

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    i sit and play with the little flap thing when I'm stuck in traffic. And it's broken off.

    I've got a replacement and I've painted it all up now I'm at the fitting stage. Once I've used brute force to get the rail off does it just clip back in to place and are there any fastners I should be wary of while using said brute force?

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    Metro Blue06 Astra SRi 1.9CDTi150 Sporthatch

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    na am sure the flap can just clip in without taking off the entire rail iirc?

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    Nah, you need to take the rail off. The 'flap' is part of a little frame that clips in to the black strip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig-06-SRi View Post
    i sit and play with the little flap thing when I'm stuck in traffic. And it's broken off.

    I've got a replacement and I've painted it all up now I'm at the fitting stage. Once I've used brute force to get the rail off does it just clip back in to place and are there any fastners I should be wary of while using said brute force?

    Thanks.
    Did you buy a brand new one or nip to the scrappy?I've just broken both of mine on the passenger side and just wondered how much they are.

    Thanks.

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    I got a new one from VX dealer. Cost me about £15, £7.50 for the 'flap' and same again for the cans of paint and lacquer. The flap comes as a complete part, with the bracket that fixes to the underside of the roof-rails, and the paint and lacquer tins come as a set.

    You can get it non-primed for cheaper, or have it body coloured for about £30! I went for the primed option and paint it myself as it's only a small part. I put two coats of paint and two coats of lacquer on, left each coat a day to dry with a tupperware box over the top to stop dust sticking to it. fitted it a couple of days ago and took about 2 minutes tops.

    From the invoice:
    Cover Plate Front - V0013125721
    Metro Blue06 Astra SRi 1.9CDTi150 Sporthatch

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