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[Tutorial] How to remove the drip guards from above the side windows by JohnWPB
Started on: 06-10-2009 05:21 PM
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Report this Post06-10-2009 05:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I was trying to remove the rain drip guard from my Fiero in preparation for painting but was not sure how they came off. I got a great tip from Mike Murphy on how to do this, and though I would do a simple tutorial on how to do it.

Removing the rain drip guards is actually very easy. The drip guard is made from metal, so it can not be chipped or cracked, but it can be dented or bent quite easily if you are not careful. I used a paint stirring stick, which are free at just about every paint / hardware store. You will also need a safe place to store them, as again, they bend VEY easily.

You will need a small piece of wood, and a hammer. (You can also use a metal spatula / putty spreader)



Place the strip of wood even against the rain guard. Lightly tap the hammer against the wood:

Work your way back with the wood and hammer till you get to the very back of the railing.



On the Fastback, There is a small metal clip at the very back, it does not have a screw or any hardware holding it in place. It is probably just extra support for holding the end of the drip rail in place:


This clip will probably prevent the drip guard from moving straight down while tapping, as the sail panel's rolled edge is in the way. Simply pick up the rest of the now loose drip guard, and angle it, pulling lightly to release the end of the drip guard.

That's all there is to it! I intend on having them painted the same color as my car, but wanted to remove them so I could sand correctly behind them, as well as sand them, before putting them back on.

KEYWORDS: Rain Guard Drip Molding Remove Removal Take Off Tutorial

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Report this Post06-10-2009 05:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Just removed a set today. Used a large scraper, inserted them in the gutter groove and tapped lightly with a hammer. They came right out.

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Report this Post06-18-2009 09:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Yea, a wide paint scraper should do the trick as well.... Nice tip!

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Report this Post06-18-2009 09:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Larryh86GTSend a Private Message to Larryh86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Nice tip. I'll be pulling mine off in a couple weeks to put replacement sail panels on.
Larry

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Hmmm--I have T-Tops---no drip guards for me---look at all the stuff that collected behind them

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Report this Post10-30-2017 09:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

All the images in the first post were broken links. I was able to find them tonight and replace them.

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Report this Post09-15-2018 11:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AtkRWCClick Here to Email AtkRWCSend a Private Message to AtkRWCEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Very timely tip. Was wondering how to do this. Thanks so much for the info.

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