SEM Trim Black - Wiper Cowl

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  1. lutter94

    lutter94 Well-Known Member

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    Weather worked out pretty well, decided to repaint the cowl and wiper arms. A definite improvement, makes the rest of the car look worse, lol. The grills were no longer secured, so I used some 5 min epoxy to put em back on, hope they hold up well....

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    DKblue98GT Well-Known Member

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    Wow, your clear coat is as bad as mine but the cowl looks great!
     
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    lutter94 Well-Known Member

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    Clear coat, what clear coat! Lol. The whole front end is peeling off. Not good.
     
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    Any tips for getting it off in one piece? I would like to paint mine but keep hearing they shatter when you try to remove them.
     
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    Just gotta get your fingers under the seal that lays on the window and pop each one out, I thought it went fine, until the reinstall when I realized one was broken. I don't think I broke it, didn't see any spare parts, never felt like it broke, just each one popped out. I vacuumed out from under there too, wiped down what was a little dirty. Here's a pic for reference. I don't think I had seen anyone mention the 3 screws in the front of the piece, they're the plastic pop thru ones, they don't break, they just suck. kinda have to pry up on them with a screwdriver while turning then with a stubby philips. Plastic screw holes are circled in blue below. The pop-in tabs are circled in red. Hope that helps ya. The washer fluid boots pull off of each nozzle, just takes a little force.

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    That SEM trim paint is magic. I used it on my convertible trim and it worked awesome.
     
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    I need to do this
     
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    I took the washer nozzles out, you could prob leave them in.....
     
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    Thanks for the picture and explanation. I might go by the pull a part to "practice" on one first too.
     
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    Not a problem, I looked everywhere trying to find more info about where the locks were. Glad I can help. :)
     
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    i got some for my wiper cowl and mirrors...cant wait
     
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    Thanks for the info, i need to do this asap.
     
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    I think their whole product line is pretty decent. I used their spray vinyl dye and it turned out real well. Did you use the sem "prep cleaner?"

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    Got the paint will do it this weekend

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  15. Ferocious

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    No I did not, just the paint. I have also done my passenger airbag with their paint.