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    removing roof rack strip

    i have just bought a astra sri and found a roof rack cover missing, vaux ordered me 1 got it painted, i thought it would be a 5 sec job to clip it in but not found out the whole strip needs to come off anyone done this before or know how to get it off without any damage thanks

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    Prise it away gently...comes of pretty easy

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    As mentioned above, did mine by lifting it up from back of the roof to the front. Do not know if it makes any difference though as I did not try it the other way round.

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    be careful tho.... it might be just me being heavy handed but when i took mine off to wrap the roof with vinyl, ( if we are talking about the mk 5 )
    i managed to snap the little flappy thingy off in the process and had to get the old super dooper glue on it
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    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    How much did it cost if you dont mind me asking cos someone has stolen mine on my Astra and need a replacement.

    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim_bob64 View Post
    How much did it cost if you dont mind me asking cos someone has stolen mine on my Astra and need a replacement.

    thanks.

    What astra ??

    You could try: http://www.astraparts.co.uk/

    For a good cheap second hand part

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    snap

    Just got a sxi 1.6 5 door 2006 , went into swindon, got back to car to find one of our covers gone .
    Can i order just one or do i need to get a set ?
    Any idea on the cost of them .
    Cheers Bob

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    we can send you 1 cover out £6.50 inc postage - Cheers Mark Astraparts
    Buy from AstraParts the much trusted Aoc supporting trader for used GM parts

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    Question Roof Trim Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by JCSRI View Post
    As mentioned above, did mine by lifting it up from back of the roof to the front. Do not know if it makes any difference though as I did not try it the other way round.
    Any chance of some more precise advice, please? How did you lever it up? Which edge did you start with? Inside or outside edge? Or just the end?

    Have to replace the roof bar recess covers, but need to remove the roof trim first. Have already bought & painted the recess covers, just struggling to get the trims off without breaking them.

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