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Old 09-12-2000, 10:01 PM
MonsterMash
 
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Even though my "wood grain" siding is getting old and faded, I was intent on leaving it there. Unfortunately, the last couple of trips I've lost some of my trim to the Manzanita bushes along the trail. Now I have about half of the trim left and it looks tacky. If I remove the rest, peel the "wood grain" sticker off with a heat gun, will there be factory paint beneath? I don't want to repaint right now so if someone can tell me what my rig will look like if I can carefully remove the "wood grain" I'd surely appreciate it. There is also some foam rubber type residue left from the trim that came off. Any ideas on how to neatly remove that?

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Old 09-13-2000, 12:48 AM
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I did it.
Here's a pic

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Old 09-13-2000, 02:11 AM
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MM,

I too removed my small strip of wood grain.... let's say..... PIA!!!! Of course a heat gun and PLASTIC scraper would have been nice. You can remove it to reveal paint... remember... the sun will have faded your original paint to some degree. It's a tedious job but can be done with a PHD in patience and ALOT of time.

FYI a good friend of mine has a '88 GW with full woodgrain, which was removed for a fresh paint job. When he inquired about the replacement set (all new moldings already grained and the grain material) we was quoted $3500!!! He's not a novice... he works for a large dealership and believe that was his cost!!! I think I would leave it off if I were it was mine for that price.

Good luck

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Todd
78 Wagoneer "River Beast"
360/TH400/QT
Dana 44's (soon to be locked w/ 4.88's and 38x14.50's)
7" SOA conversion
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Old 09-13-2000, 04:14 AM
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Looks nice Baker. What year is your rig?

$3500, RB, that's not much less than I paid for my rig 7 years ago! I think the "wood grain" looks cool on a newer, cherry type rig but as our beasts mature (and the "wood grain" deteriorates) they need to have their paneling stripped or it just looks plain tacky.

So, heat gun, plastic scraper (like a putty knife I suppose) and lots of time & patience should do it, huh? My rig is white so noticable fading should be minimal and there are lots of scrathes/dings so it shouldn't look too bad when I'm done.

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Old 09-13-2000, 08:22 AM
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I have all the trim to do an entire FSJ, except FL fender. It all came of a mid - eighties FSJ. It is in good/average condition if anyone is interested
$35 + shipping from PA
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Old 09-13-2000, 08:24 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MonsterMash:
Looks nice Baker. What year is your rig?
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'84, same as yours.



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Old 09-13-2000, 11:12 AM
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I used a Black & Decker heat gun to remove all mine. I just heated up the woodgrain in about 6 to 8 inch areas and peeled it off with my fingers. Careful though, that metal gets hot!! My paint underneath was in remarkably excellent condition. Too bad the rest of my vehicle wasn't. As for removing the sticky residue, I found that my wife's fingernail polish remover worked wonders. (don't tell her )

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Old 09-13-2000, 09:59 PM
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I am in the process of removing my woodgrain and have gotten by using an old 1700 w hair dryer.

I am using "Goof Off" to remove the old adhesive that gets left behind

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