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    astra side strips

    ive got a astra mk4 and the side plastic strips are a bit faded and before i valet it my self as i valet cars on the weekend, i want to respray them, but i have a problem, i cant seem to get the strips off and if i do get them off, is it jst a simple re spray or needs to be striped and ect?

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    open the doors and then you just have to slide them a bit (might need a bit of a tap with the handle of a hammer or simular) they will then pop off and just reverse to put back on.

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    For a 3dr, the door strips slide towards the rear of the car, the rear quarter strips slide towards the rear of the car. Refitting is the opposite.

    Ideally they need flatted back, primed then sprayed and possibly laquered depending on the colour/finish.

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    hwo do i come to strip the things of paint??

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    How do you flat them back to remove the bumpy texture? Sandpaper.

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