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Repaint and straighten out list on drivers door

Discussion in 'General Technical / How To' started by hansi, Dec 20, 2013.

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    [Dec 20, 2013]
    Hey, guys. I have a problem with a "list" on the drivers door on my A3 2006-model. It has, by the former owner been replaced, but didn't get repainted. Somehow over the years it has also become bent on the edge, probably because of ice. I have no experience with bodywork and therefore I don't have any clue on how to straight out the edge which has become bent. Does some of you have an idea on how this can be done?

    I have no experience with painting, however I have viewed several videos and "tutorials" on how the process is done. However, should I go to my local mechanic to remove the list and paint it, and get them to attach it again? Or could I just simply mask of areas and paint it?

    Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks! :hi:

    - hansi



    Pictures of the list (ignore the dirt :)):

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    Nice winter tyres!
    You could try a heat gun on the trim, dont go too mad /close though . Do you intend to remove trim to paint it/straighten it?
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    Howdy, Guderian! Haha, I know..

    I haven't really descided on what to do (lack of knowledge and experience) . I guess though, that the best result and most "safest" way is probably to take the trim off and straighten it out and paint it? Is this a hard "DIY" job? How does one remove the trim, and what kind of tools does one need for this job? How does one attach the trim on again? :blink:


    Do you think these methods works?

    How to Remove Car Body Trim | eHow

    How to Remove Car Door Molding | eHow
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    2nd one looks best, might use tar/adhesive remover to get tape off,or to soften at least. 3M double sided tape is your best bet to refix it.
    If you use a heat gun be very careful ,dont go too close or you will burn and melt trim ,paint.
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    Okay, this has been bothering me the last months. I have been so eager to get it redone and fixed. Many, many thanks for the help!
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