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Old 11-15-2007, 01:03 PM
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Anyone take the trim off of their OBS XLT???

I wanted to take the trim off the side of my truck. It appears to just be held on with 2 sided foam tape. Anyone know for sure? I know a friend took it off of a chevy he owned and there were mounting holes in the body. Don't want that look.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:25 PM
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I can't tell you for sure but I think parts of it are held on with 2 sided tape and other parts use clips but I don't know for sure.
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:46 AM
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I don't know for sure either but it would be nice to take them off. Mine don't exactly line up too great anyway. LOL
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:27 AM
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I just took the trim off of my 2000. No mounting holes(Not sure on the OBS). Be sure to use a heat gun. I was lucky enough to find some holes drilled from where a body shop pulled a dent out though! haha, I just took the powerstroke badge off and 'chromed' it and put it where the holes were...
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:50 AM
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It's just tape holding the trim on. Like others have said, just heat it up with a good hair dryer or heat gun and it should come right off. A little WD40 or Goof Off should take care of the remaining adhesive.

I'm not a big fan of the lower body trim, but it doesn't look too bad the way they do it on the King Ranch.
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:47 AM
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The only reason i like it, is the protection you get from it in the parking lots. From A$$ Poles and their doors.
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:35 AM
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Arrow OBS trim is hole-less.........

The only holes in the body for the OBS trucks is for the main aplicay's. Like the ford emblem's and f250 and/or f350 symbols. A buddy of mine just had his removed. Being that these trucks are 10 plus years old you'll probably have to use an eraser wheel on a dremmel tool to get the tape off. And remember the paint under the tape is like new. So blending it in with leveling/color compound can help. It depends on the color and how the paint was taken care of previously. I suggest taking it to your favorite detail/body shop after you take them off. And yes... they are like bumpers for idiots that park next to you. And it will make you're truck look lower to the ground... especially if it's lifted. I say leave the mooth sides to the Super Duty guys, but if they're torn up...they are way to expensive to replace... So smooth it. Hope this helps...
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