View Full Version : Removing SideMold & TransAm lettering? post your pics

04-28-2012, 01:10 PM
So i have been considering doing so.

Im pretty set on removing the side molding

but also considering removing the trans am lettering at the bottom of the door to help smooth out the appearence but it may be too much.

has anyone else done this?

pics of either or please


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04-28-2012, 01:26 PM
looks good. what did yu use to get that sticky tape off?

04-28-2012, 01:35 PM
goo gone, rub it on, let it set for a few minutes, it dissolves the adhesive. one small bottle let me do all the door trim on both sides with about half left. just rubbed it on with my fingers, let it sit for a bit... then ran a SOFT plastic scraper across it to take 99% of it off and then a MF towel to buff any remaining residue away with some additional goo gone.

04-28-2012, 01:39 PM
awesome. keep the pics coming!

04-28-2012, 03:02 PM

04-28-2012, 03:08 PM
ohh that zr1 moch up badge looks amazing

04-28-2012, 11:03 PM

04-28-2012, 11:40 PM
lol someone is gunna do this then find out their door has been resprayed lmao.

i have always removed side molding with a heat gun on my lowest setting and patience and leaves no residue. Comes right off like butter

04-28-2012, 11:49 PM
lol someone is gunna do this then find out their door has been resprayed lmao.

i have always removed side molding with a heat gun on my lowest setting and patience and leaves no residue. Comes right off like butter

that's what happend to me on my mustang 'vert :mad:

i ended up having one door repainted (along with the bumpers) the other door they were able to salvage with a good buffing.

i don't mind the side mouldings on the trans am since they fit the mould of the door. but the mustang had those stupid wide ugly rental car strips which had to go.

04-28-2012, 11:58 PM
Lol yeahhh haa
Keep the pics coming

04-29-2012, 01:40 AM
I removed the side molding but left the "trans am" and added a vinyl overlay. It's not too busy and looks good with the overlay. I definitely vote to take off the molding though..

04-29-2012, 02:06 AM
Yeah still debating on the trans am but i really dig that zr1 emblem

04-29-2012, 06:23 PM
Thats what happened with my truck i had a feeling the truck and been to paint before on one side and removing the moulding confirmed it :( i like the moulding on the t/a so far if it gets torn up from people bumping it i might take it off but until then it stays. i'de leave the letters but thats just my personal taste

04-29-2012, 06:29 PM
more pics!!! :)

04-29-2012, 08:56 PM
As I'd said in my appearance thread, excuse the headlight cover/hood not lining up. Literally got the thing on and buffed last minute before having to drive down to Charlotte for AutoFair :D

The side molding was removed by the previous owner, I removed the Trans AM badges myself last week. Used a heat gun on low setting and a plastic putty knife to pop them off. There was a good bit of thick residue left over so I used a drill and rubber wheel to knock off a majority of it and then glass cleaner to remove the rest.

04-29-2012, 08:57 PM
both removed... same car

04-29-2012, 09:02 PM

Cape T/A
04-29-2012, 09:26 PM
Here is my before and after, I used a heat gun to get the adheasive of with my fingers. Then claybar and waxed it.

04-29-2012, 10:19 PM
Op just do it i would leave the trans am, but even on my camaro it made such a improvement

04-29-2012, 10:56 PM
side moldings gotta go!

04-30-2012, 02:52 AM
i actually may remove both. and replace the trans am with a black carbon fiber ws6 or zr1 moch up badge. maybe a "last of the breed" emblem. ill post some pics when i finish

04-30-2012, 03:51 AM
I originally removed the molding. Then after a few months I removed the lettering as well. I've loved it ever since.

04-30-2012, 04:07 AM
removed mine a few weeks ago, thread is here

Some higher res pics that are more recent: ( (

04-30-2012, 08:12 PM

04-30-2012, 10:24 PM
beautiful cars everyone

04-30-2012, 10:48 PM

04-30-2012, 10:55 PM
what rims are those??

04-30-2012, 11:03 PM
what rims are those??

See Sig... Miro 111.

05-01-2012, 07:23 PM
I want to take the sidemolding off my Camaro but I'm afraid to with the miles on my car.

Anyone notice in paint color difference after doing this?

05-08-2012, 12:49 PM
alrighty well i believe i will leave the trans am lettering on there for now.
i might get a black carbon fiber ws6 badge to replace it one day, but not as of now.
thanks for the greta pictures and help everyone

Al 96 Ram Air T/A
05-08-2012, 03:39 PM
Side shot...

Never liked the side moldings or the Trans Am lettering. Looks so much better removed.

05-20-2012, 09:15 PM
anyone want to sale me their trans am door lettering? i may or may not add it but id like to have it.

05-21-2012, 01:43 AM

heres an old pic of mine w/o side molding