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    Is it common to break side skirt clips when changing skirts?

    I have some nicely colour coded side skirts to fit - is it common to break the clips holding them on?

    Pain you have to remove the skirt to find out whether the car has bolt-on or clip on ones - anyone know how much they are from Vauxhall? Assuming the push pins are cheap as chips though - are these both stock items or order in items?

    The AOC guide doesn't mention the end caps (mine is an SXi) - are these easy to take off and replace and do they also need spare push pins etc?

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    U will need new push pins from vauxhall as u won't be able to save many when removing the old skirts.a set of clips to replace the skirts on both sides will cost just under £10 for the lot.u may need to drill a hole to fit the end caps if the are coupe/gsi side skirts.vauxhall should keep them in stock.(they did when i needed mine).

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    I'm replacing like for like so no worries on the fitting differences

    I'm hoping not to break the main clips, the push pins I expect to buy anyhow though. Will be a Christmas holiday job just incase I need to order some clips!

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    i have changed quiet a few side skirt & the main clips never break,they are pretty flexible.once u remove the push pins from the bottom & the 2 at front & back arches,u just open the doors then pull the skirt & its off.

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    Cheers - the guide suggests the clips always break but I wanted to check

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    if u remove the skirts slowly from back to front,u shouldn't have any broken clips by the time its off.

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    Pfft, well I did break some clips, but they've all gone 'back on' for now although luckliy I did have a spare one from some other skirts I had lying in the garden - lucky, since the passenger side front clip was well and truely broken!

    That aside, this is a peasy job, even me on my own took about 45 minutes to fit the new skirts on Shiny skirts, very dirty car

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    Trust me, it really wouldn't make a good photo shoot until I can get the car washed!

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