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Tirefriar 06-02-2019 10:06 AM

Q: S281 Rear body trim and tail lamps?
 
The black rear body trim on my 2006 is starting to fade. I want to have it refreshed at a body shop. The shop can get the center section off with no issues but concerned about trim on tail lamps as they appear to be glued onto the lenses. Any suggestions on how to have tail lamp trim removed without damaging it or the lense?

While Iím at it, I wanted to upgrade tail lights to LED with hopes of avoiding voltage drop signals on the dash. Did anyone replace stock tail lamp assemblies with aftermarket units? Any recommendations?

Jason @ 281m 06-18-2019 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Tirefriar (Post 148183)
The black rear body trim on my 2006 is starting to fade. I want to have it refreshed at a body shop. The shop can get the center section off with no issues but concerned about trim on tail lamps as they appear to be glued onto the lenses. Any suggestions on how to have tail lamp trim removed without damaging it or the lense?

While Iím at it, I wanted to upgrade tail lights to LED with hopes of avoiding voltage drop signals on the dash. Did anyone replace stock tail lamp assemblies with aftermarket units? Any recommendations?

We are a local Mustang shop that specializes in Saleen's if you need help.

Aussie-Parnelli 07-06-2019 06:45 PM

They are held on by double sided tape, a bit of heat with hot air gun should ease removal.

Tony

Tirefriar 07-06-2019 06:58 PM

Thanks. It appears that on my car the previous owner had epoxied them to the lens. i have a spare set of used tail lamps arriving in few days which I will swap for the existing ones. While Iím there Iíd like to upgrade to LED. Any thoughts?

Jason @ 281m 07-06-2019 09:31 PM

The old Production line used urethane epoxy a lot and seemingly inconsistently. You have to be cautious when removing stuff because of these inconsistencies.

Tirefriar 07-06-2019 09:38 PM

Thank Jason. You raise a good point though. I notice epoxy use around quarter glass exterior trims too. Hopefully the incoming set uses double sided tape.


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