: Door Bump Strips Removal, is it Easy?



Gamble_SXI
09-07-2013, 15:59
Just wondering on how easy is it to remove the Bump Strips on doors, i know there just stuck on but is there a technique to removing them to not risk removing the lacquer or is the glue not that strong??

HERC
09-07-2013, 16:36
its the same as removing the boot badges mate, an old credit / debit card pushed behind them and slowly slowly work them off

Then some tar and bug remover to clean up after


Some heat / hot water would probably help soften the glue before you start

ArdenVXR............
09-07-2013, 16:40
I used a bit of fishing tackle to cut through the stick pads at the end to make some space. Then pull the away from the car by hand, do it gently.

dp88
09-07-2013, 17:45
The removig is easy, the cleaning up after is a pain...

Hymn-raynn
09-07-2013, 17:52
Also just remember they bend easy, so if you plan on using them again, be careful otherwise you might need to buy a new set and they're not cheap.

Gamble_SXI
10-07-2013, 10:54
thanks for the replies fellas, so the chances of damaging the paintwork are quite slim? :sus:

HERC
10-07-2013, 10:56
We cant really answer that one as we dont know what condition your paint work is in,
If it has ever been resprayed in its life and if the bump strips have been removed in the past

Gamble_SXI
10-07-2013, 11:04
We cant really answer that one as we dont know what condition your paint work is in,
If it has ever been resprayed in its life and if the bump strips have been removed in the past

Well the car has been in the family since brand new and hasnt had any resprays and also the strips have never been removed :)

HERC
10-07-2013, 11:16
in that case crack on,

danny.tarry
10-07-2013, 11:18
any pictures of people removing the bump strips i might do mine i think they look tacky but not sure haha

PDBV
10-07-2013, 12:26
Im pritty sure i seen a prgress thread of a silver 5 door with them removed !

Sent from an app i was forced to use !!!

danny.tarry
10-07-2013, 14:56
Me too but not sure. iv seen it done with an xp kit but it gives of a totally different look imo so i would like to see if anyone has done it without the xp kit. hmmmmmm

Hymn-raynn
10-07-2013, 15:01
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=astra+h+bump+strip+removal&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=QGndUf6SGMfAO5-RgZgK&biw=1070&bih=356&sei=QWndUcDLJcmP0AWPh4GIDw

Plenty there...

danny.tarry
10-07-2013, 15:14
Good move Mike, Cheers!!

I think ill leave them on for now as they suite being n the 5 door more then without them.. just looks to bland without them and an xp kit imo!!

dp88
10-07-2013, 16:43
I have a canny detailed thread on another forum explaining how iv done stuff, might of seen it there ^

Very easy to remove tho, its 100% the cleaning up after thats a pain..

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w317/danp88/IMG_0716_zps65c8702a.jpg (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/danp88/media/IMG_0716_zps65c8702a.jpg.html)

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w317/danp88/IMG_0717_zps3902875c.jpg (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/danp88/media/IMG_0717_zps3902875c.jpg.html)

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w317/danp88/IMG_0718_zps00ffd0b1.jpg (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/danp88/media/IMG_0718_zps00ffd0b1.jpg.html)

Car without them:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w317/danp88/FA6C7762-E25A-47C0-BF93-36BC88F7134C-9161-0000034358B6CBAC_zps68be08a2.jpg (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/danp88/media/FA6C7762-E25A-47C0-BF93-36BC88F7134C-9161-0000034358B6CBAC_zps68be08a2.jpg.html)

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w317/danp88/A2C89FE3-5BC2-4E69-A5DD-03793E589198-9161-000003434BD4DF30_zps7ba2c444.jpg (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/danp88/media/A2C89FE3-5BC2-4E69-A5DD-03793E589198-9161-000003434BD4DF30_zps7ba2c444.jpg.html)

danny.tarry
10-07-2013, 16:57
That looks smart but im still not sure.. opinions please people?

Sorry to hijack the thread!! lol

This is my car what should i do?

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd403/danny-tarry/IMAG0384.jpg (http://s1218.photobucket.com/user/danny-tarry/media/IMAG0384.jpg.html)

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd403/danny-tarry/IMAG0383.jpg (http://s1218.photobucket.com/user/danny-tarry/media/IMAG0383.jpg.html)

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd403/danny-tarry/IMAG0392.jpg (http://s1218.photobucket.com/user/danny-tarry/media/IMAG0392.jpg.html)

Cheers

dp88
10-07-2013, 16:58
Id remove them, think it looks smart removed. When i removed mine i couldnt find anybody that had, so was like should i shouldnt i lol, was pleased i did tho.

danny.tarry
10-07-2013, 17:00
Im going for a euro type look so smooth and low but if i do it i think ill have to remove the back bumper strips too!! hmmm ill see what my mate says as i cba to do it on my own haha