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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Mercury Discussion / Passenger side rear Molding removal

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stevetammym6
12-07-2009 @ 5:44 PM
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What is the best method of removing the rear quarter stainless trim on my 39 Mercury 99A 4dr. sedan? Any recommendations are welcome. Thanks Steve Middleton

trjford8
12-07-2009 @ 6:31 PM
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On the rear quarter moulding you should remove the inner trunk cardboard to see how the moulding is attached. Once the cardboard is out you can use a flashlight to shine forward to check the clips behind the upholstery.
Ford used spring clips, but sometimes the clips on the ends had a stud on them with a nut. It's also possible over time that someone used a different clip(bolt-on style) when the car may have had some repair work.You definitely want to determine the type of clip before you try to pry it off. Mercury trim is not easy to find and you don't want to bend it.

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stevetammym6
12-07-2009 @ 7:48 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. This particular quarter trim on the passenger side has a small dent near the rear door opening so I want to remove it and straighten and remove the dent. The rest of the stainless on the car is in very good shape.

supereal
12-08-2009 @ 10:15 AM
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Genuine stainless trim is certainly superior to the tin repros. With the "real" trim, you can ding out the dents, file down any imperfections, and buff it back to a mirror finish. Just be sure you wear heavy gloves when you buff it. If the wheel grabs the piece, it can cause damage to the trim and you. Don't ask how I know that.

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