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    Advice

    Guys/ girls

    Can some one advice me in removing

    a. Wing mirror covers
    b. Door strips
    c. Arch plastics

    On a zafira a, as I'm gonna colour code them andrather remove them for a better job

    also will I damage clips etc znd need new ones or is it straight forward

    Also by any chance , what side skirts fit other than gsi as I need
    if any ones selling for the right price ?
    Project red coupe turbo , to fast and to much to list.south Wales region

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    alrite mate

    wing mirror covers are piece of piss, just get a flat blade screw driver and prize them off

    door strips, same again, really easy, should slide and pull off

    srch plastics should just pop off with some leverage from the trusty flat blade
    G t c

    soon!

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    Don't the door bump strips have clips that are accessible on the inside after removing door card? Would also be interested in this, as I need to swap one of mine as one corner has chipped off.

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    no, honestly, just just slide and pull off mate
    G t c

    soon!

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    hhmmmm^ i was under the impression they had clips on too?
    Quote Originally Posted by fozzie1984 View Post
    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tone View Post
    no, honestly, just just slide and pull off mate
    Not on a zafira m8 they are held on with clips accesible from behind the door card and the arch ones are there also if you just have a feel up and around. Boot strip is the same just remove the boot trim.
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    Quick cut & paste from another reply on another thread:

    You'll need a 10mm socket (I think) or smaller as it's held on by a series of plastic nuts and panel clips (like on door cards)


    Starting at the hardest bit,

    Front Arches:

    remove the front wheel, remove the arch liner, underneath there will be a series on plastic nuts that hold the bump strip on. undo all of these and gently pull away (there is a clip near the front bumper and don't forget the ones just in front of the front doors.

    The next bits are easier:
    Doors:

    open door, look either side of the inside door card and on the metal you'll see a rubber bung each side. remove the bung, undo the plastic nuts (be careful not to drop them down inside the door skin)

    once you've removed the ones each end the bump strip should pull away and the clips should come away easily (you might need to put the rubber shrounds from the clips back into the door if they come away with the clips, just don't lose them or the clips won't hold when you put it back together)

    Rear arches,

    much like the fronts except I didn't need to remove the wheel or the archliner

    Rear "bits"

    just panel clips, no plastic nuts be gentle when you pull it away.

    Rear door

    like the side doors EXCEPT, as I found out after tugging like a git, you'll need to remove the inside door panel as there is a plastic nut in the middle too.

    Top Tip;

    get some blue tac first as the little screws can fall out of the bump strips and i lost a couple on the drive. you can use the blue tac (or bathroom sealant) to hold them in place when you line it all back up again

    Hope this makes sense
    any questions feel free to ask me again mate

    Drew

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    Btw you don't need to remove the door cards, but you will need to remove the plastic panel on the inside of the boot lid

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    lol i know i did mine ...big pain in the arse..wish i had brought colourcoded from vauxhall...one note the trims are oily they need to be treated 1st before priming and painting otherwise the paint just peals off in tim..how do i know cause i found out the hard way lol good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assassin View Post
    lol i know i did mine ...big pain in the arse..wish i had brought colourcoded from vauxhall...one note the trims are oily they need to be treated 1st before priming and painting otherwise the paint just peals off in tim..how do i know cause i found out the hard way lol good luck
    Cheers everyone
    what is best to treat the plastics first then in the above case?

    Thanks again
    Project red coupe turbo , to fast and to much to list.south Wales region

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