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The more and more I look at my car and then see pictures of black 300C's with the door moldings (shopping cart protectors as they are oftenly referred to) removed, the more it makes me want to remove mine. I assume they are just attached with 3MM tape, but how hard are they to remove and will it leave a discoloration and will i need my doors repainted? This weekend i removed the "300C Hemi" badge off my trunk and it left quite a noticable discoloration/shadow where the emblem was (thankfully im going to have the trunk repainted soon anyways). I first took a heat gun to the emblem, and while applying heat pryed it off using a credit card and dental floss. I then wiped down the where the sticky stuff was with 'goo gone' and finally wiped everything clean with a microfiber towel. From what I've heard this is the best method for removing anything on a car with 3MM tape. I just hope that this dosent happen if i remove the door moldings. Any info from anyone who has done this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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I am actually about to do the same thing to mine this weekend (if I have time!). I have done this on all my previous vehicles with no discoloration whatsoever. You will only notice a visible discoloration if the vehicle is more than a few years old. Thats weird that it left discoloration on your trunk.....mine came off with no problems.....you can never even tell that it was there. When you do the sides just make sure it is nice and soft from the heat gun before you start removing. Then move the heat gun as you remove the molding so the section you are taking off is always soft. Whatever residue you have left after the molding is off.....just use your palm and rub it off. Then if there is anything remaining you can use goo gone or WD40 and it should come off with no problems. I will post pictures if I get around to doing mine this weekend.
 

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i've been thinking of doing this as well. it looks really clean w/o the moldings. ink post some results after you've removed your moldings.
-brian-
 

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The more and more I look at my car and then see pictures of black 300C's with the door moldings (shopping cart protectors as they are oftenly referred to) removed, the more it makes me want to remove mine. I assume they are just attached with 3MM tape, but how hard are they to remove and will it leave a discoloration and will i need my doors repainted? This weekend i removed the "300C Hemi" badge off my trunk and it left quite a noticable discoloration/shadow where the emblem was (thankfully im going to have the trunk repainted soon anyways). I first took a heat gun to the emblem, and while applying heat pryed it off using a credit card and dental floss. I then wiped down the where the sticky stuff was with 'goo gone' and finally wiped everything clean with a microfiber towel. From what I've heard this is the best method for removing anything on a car with 3MM tape. I just hope that this dosent happen if i remove the door moldings. Any info from anyone who has done this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I took a hair dryer to mine, to pull it off, then did the old rub it off with the thumb trick, then used polishing compound, lightly to blend any residue....
 

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well if any of you guys take it off dont throw it away, I would love to take it off your hands, i have a base and have no chrome = ( except for my 22's = )
 

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are there any holes?

are you guys talking about all the side moldings? from behind the front tire where the c emblem is al the way to the back door ???????? please let me know i am interested in taking mine off also but i did have a 2000 vw gti that i did the exact thing to and it had holes so the doors had to be repainted... does anyone know for sure if it is just stuck on?
 

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You guys are making me think (could be dangerous). The only things I have removed from my C's exterior is the dealer sticker and license plate frame....what the heck, I paid a premium (sticker) and they aren't paying me advertising royalites.....I took that junk off within minutes of getting home (in retrospect, I should have made it a condition of the purchase...luckly the sticker came off just great).

So you guys are removing the badging and the side moldings? Hmmmmm

Hmmm

Maybe I should...I just don't know
 

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It looks alot cleaner with the moldings off. Be very careful and take your time.

I took my car to my friends body shop. They have a special rubber attachment they
use with a drill to get it off. Body shops have to take moldings off all the time so they
can work on cars. Their the Pros. He charged me $40.00 bucks. That 3m can be a bitch to get off.
 

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ouch i think its a rip off my friend has a 300 and just took his off all u need is fishing line and goo gone and about 20 mins trust me its not hard any 1 can do this i have the touring model and havent removed mine yet cause i like the chrome in the molding that goes around the body of the car once i shave the door handles i will shave the molding to but yes it looks 10x cleaner and better
 

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I would love to do this to my C... but I live in the world of door dashers. My sides won't last a day with the add protection!
 

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like i said earier if any of you guys go through with this Please contact me because i would like to get the side molding off of you thanks
 

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it is very easy to remove. i did it on my 300 and it looks sweet. all i did was use a hair dryer to loosen up the tape. then slowy removed the molding. i have a CV and there looked like there was orange almost rust colored spots under the molding. it was only minor and it came off once i waxed the car. :)
 

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don sorry but once the side moldings are taking off they can not be put back on...there is a piece of a chrome strip under them and it breaks once u remove the moldings so they cannot be reattached i actually took mine off and the driver side came out perfect but a few months back i had a lil accident so the body shop at my dealer had to repaint both my side doors lil to my knoledge they did not take off the side moldings but just taped them off now my passenger side looks like crap because it's 2 diff shades. Went down yesterday and it looks like their gonna be a bitch about fixin it and it said it will cost $500 I dont feel this is my fault this is something that is allowed to come off and is your own personal choice if you want it on or not. I would have figured they would have taken the moldings off then repainted! The moldings actually go for $90 something for the front and $60 something for the back through the dealer..and thats for the touring the "c" prob more. Well all I know is today im gonna have a not so nice talk with the body shop manager cause ill sue them be4 they get a dime out of me 4 this the good news is the body shop guy said he could have my car back in 2 days.
 

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I took mine off myself. Quite easy to do and Im no expert on body work. I had a little discoloration afterwards. Just washed it, waxed it, and buffed. Looks 100% better IMO.
 

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what do i use???????? help!!!!!!

im in the process of removing the moldings and i cant seem to remove the excess tape that is stuck on my car.. i tried goo gone and it didnt help i tried heating it off and rubbing it off and my thumbs are burning i cant do that anymore can anyone suggest any solution but something that will not damage my paint..

please help ..thanks..
 

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you have to rub it off in almost little balls first then use either goo gone, goof off, bug and tar remover and scrub...
 

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300 on22s - i believe u mentioned u took off your hemi badge in the back... how was that? i just had the chrysler logo shaved off my trunk but left the badge there.... i also bought a chrome DUB emblem i was gonna put on the opposite side of the trunk as the badge but now im contemplatin takin the badge off and jus havin the DUB logo... wuddya think? and if i do that should i take off the side hemi badges?, and if i do... can u take them off and keep the side molding there attached too?... thanks!
 
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