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DIY "How to remove the upper and lower chrome window trim on your W204"

 
Old 06-11-2011, 04:52 PM
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DIY "How to remove the upper and lower chrome window trim on your W204"

I told everyone I would make a how to video so here it is. Please excuse the text in the middle of the clips as the program I used to convert it was a free version. I hope you enjoy and if there are any questions please feel free to ask!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjIPBmHweo8

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Nice how to
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Cool vid, thanks man!
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nice vid, still ended up breaking the black plastic end caps last year when i did them
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thanks guys, this is very easy to do if your confident enough! Very very easy!
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no need to remove the mirror. You can just pop the chrome piece up like you did and then pull. It slides out and when you're done, you can slide it back in.
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I didn't want to risk rubbing the paint off sliding it under the mirror. It was simply precautionary and better safe than sorry
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I didn't want to risk rubbing the paint off sliding it under the mirror. It was simply precautionary and better safe than sorry
you're right about that
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Great job... Thanks for sharing!

You should post a link to this thread in the DIY and How to Guides for w204 All Together thread!
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Thanks, i will put it in there!
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You did a great job! I'll have to do this very soon!
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Thanks rich, let me know how it goes
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Will do! With the lower trim pieces, does the rubber come off, or do you still have to slide the tape under the rubber?
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The trim on the lower is all one piece. Rubber and chrome
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I guess this video also doubles as a DIY for how to remove the mirror for that LED mirror cover on Ebay. Except this is just how to remove the housing from the car, but not how to remove the panel from the mirror. Additionally, I also know how to remove the tweeter in this video! Thanks!
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So my question is what do you do after removing the chrome trim, vinyl wrap them?
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Yes....experimented with vinyl and plastidip...both look great
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If you **** up, how much does a new set of chrome trim cost?
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wow great DIY bud. Gonna be trying this over the weekend.

Thanks
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If you **** up, how much does a new set of chrome trim cost?
Not sure, but its very very easy to remove, just be gentle and take your time.

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wow great DIY bud. Gonna be trying this over the weekend.

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NP! Let me know how it goes!
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Would it be ok to just remove upper chrome without putting it back? I had the lower chrome vinyl wrapped and it took me a long time
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No because it will leave a gap and the clips/holes would be visible
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Thanks for the great video. I will be doing this soon
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