I've had to replace one of my barn doors on my '96 Suburban, do to a rather
stupid move on my part, unfortunately. I got one, in the matching color
even, from a junkyard that is perfect...except that it came off a Yukon.
I need to remove the "Yukon" and replace it with the "Suburban" off of my
What is the best/recommended way to get these things off and glued back on
They are just on with an adhesive. Try using a hair drier or heat gun. Be
VERY careful with a heat gun though as they can get hot enough to damage the
paint. If you go to a store that supplies body shops you can get a new
adhesive strip for the reinstallation.
You might be able to pry it off from the top...tricky but it can work.
Otherwise go to your local music store and ask for the thinnest used guitar
string they have and use a couple pairs of small ViceGrips to hold the wire
and slide it behind the emblem to cut it off. Use good old trim adhesive to
put it back on. I recommend the black, use just enough and clean up the
excess immediately! Use a couple strips of masking tape to hold it in place
till the adhesive dries. Tried and true way that I have done ALLOT of
I've had good luck warming the emblem with a heat gun and using either
dental floss or monofilament fishing line behinf the emblem to "saw" it off.
The floss or fish line will not harm the finish. As for re-attaching it
there are a number of auto trim doublesided tapes that ca be applied and
trimmed to fit the emblem.
Customer of mine had good results on his brand new BMW using the
dental floss method mentioned above.But why put the old one back
on.Chevrotet paying you to advertise on your vehicle? (g)
Same kind of thought I was having! Why remove the "Yukon" chancing a goof up
and then, if it does come off clean, why worry about putting the "Suburban"
back on..... Vehicles often look much better with the junk removed.
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