1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Removing Plastic Sill trims???

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Mcgough, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Mcgough
    Offline

    Mcgough Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2004
    Messages:
    847
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 18, 2007]
    Removing Plastic Sill trims??? any advice on doing this, i need to remove all 4 to replace with new shiney s-line ones. but the buggers seem stuck solid :smashfreak:

    any help is appriciated
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 16, 2014]

  3. LandSpeed
    Offline

    LandSpeed Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2006
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jan 18, 2007]
    i havnt done this on a audi but when i used to be a valeter and needed to do this type of thing we used to use heat guns to melt the glue thus making it easier to peel it off (also good for de-badging)

    Hope this is of some help
    #2
  4. Sinny71
    Offline

    Sinny71 S55 LKS

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    779
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 18, 2007]
    I've not tried it on an Audi but can remember doing similar with a hair drier in the past on other cars. Took a bit longer I'm sure
    #3
  5. Sinny71
    Offline

    Sinny71 S55 LKS

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    779
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 18, 2007]
    Elsawin gives this lot

    Outer sill panel trim cannot be removed without destroying it.

    – Heat sill moulding with hot-air blower and lift off carefully.
    – Clean area to be bonded with petrol, treat with silicone remover and rub dry.
    l Sill mouldings are only to be bonded on at room temperature.
    l This involves allowing vehicle and sill mouldings to adjust to ambient temperature for at least 2 hours prior to performing work.
    l Once the backing foil has been removed, the protective moulding must be fitted on the vehicle within 90 minutes.
    – Heat areas to be bonded with a hot-air blower to approx. 40°C.
    - Detach backing from double sided adhesive tape shortly before fitting.
    - Clip in and press on sill moulding.
    - Vehicle must be kept at ambient temperature for 4 hours after bonding on moulding.

    Hope it helps
    #4
  6. Mcgough
    Offline

    Mcgough Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2004
    Messages:
    847
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 18, 2007]
    doesnt help me remove it, even if i destroy it i might damage paintwork.
    #5
  7. Sinny71
    Offline

    Sinny71 S55 LKS

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    779
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 18, 2007]
    Elsawin just backs up the 'heating the glue' theory. If the glue is melting the paint should be fine.
    #6
  8. SteveS
    Offline

    SteveS S6 avant

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 18, 2007]
    #7
  9. Mcgough
    Offline

    Mcgough Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2004
    Messages:
    847
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 19, 2007]
    wowsers no, im not doing that.

    just the plastic kick trims, that are attached to the sill's
    #8

Share This Page