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Nick Barnes

Rust / Removing the trim

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I have a MKVII 1997 there are some rust spots under the strip, where  the bodywork at the rear joins the moulding strip that holds the rear / bottom of the roof, and that the tonneau cover fixes to with 5 fixing pins.

How do i remove the strip to repair / repaint the bodywork ?

I can only see screws at the end by the Rear Quarter Window ? on the outside are there any more on the inside ?

Does it just pull off ?

What else holds it in place ?

Are the pins that the tonneau cover clip onto fixed to the bodywork and if so how do they come out ( plastic coated so I do not want to try and grip them to twist them ? )

Thanks for any advice 


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Put the roof down lift the rubber trim in the inside were the studs are unbolt all the studs and remove them then the rubber trim can be removed 

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Thanks for your help 🙂 

lets hope not everything is rusted underneath there's only a couple of spots at the moment showing and hopefully I can stop it getting worse.

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