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Unread 09-28-2004, 05:33 AM   #1
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How do you remove the cladding

The subject says it all how do you remove the cladding for a 1998 laredo?

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Unread 09-28-2004, 06:50 AM   #2
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IT just snaps off.. Get something behind it and it will pop off..
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Unread 09-28-2004, 09:53 AM   #3
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it wont hurt the hoks that keep it in to just pop it off will it?
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Unread 09-28-2004, 09:56 AM   #4
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You can take a rubber mallet and hit it towards the front of the car. Be careful not the scratch the paint, but it comes right off. I had a rock fly up off the path on day and push it forward. To secure it, you push it in towards the back of the car.


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Unread 09-28-2004, 03:00 PM   #5
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I am being stupid today, what exactly is the cladding? I might have a similar question regarding this issue.
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Unread 09-28-2004, 04:01 PM   #6
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the grey/black plastic lining the bottom of the grand cherokee laredos
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Unread 09-30-2004, 06:49 PM   #7
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ford pickup will remove cladding... well at least one piece .... 2000 dollars .... i did have a small dent also ... this isnt a good way to remove...
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Unread 09-30-2004, 10:30 PM   #8
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ford pickup will remove cladding... well at least one piece .... 2000 dollars .... i did have a small dent also ... this isnt a good way to remove...
LOL .. I've seen it done that way once ... I agree, the side effects are NOT desirable ... does get the job done tho....
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Unread 10-04-2004, 03:03 PM   #9
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How long does it take to remove and once it is removed how hard is it to put back on with no issues? Please advise because I want to paint mine. I will never understand why they are grey. I want to paint them black.
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Unread 12-20-2004, 10:09 PM   #10
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bump, mine came loose, so any info on this topic would be helpful
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I don't mean to be quip, but just TRY, it comes right off, it's amazing it doesn't fall off on it's own. It snaps in the bottom and is just resting on a lip at the top, the ones in the wheel wells have some screws, don't be afraid of it, it kinda just yanks off, total time with screws, 10 min.
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Unread 12-21-2004, 05:16 AM   #12
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bump, mine came loose, so any info on this topic would be helpful
Mine was loose as well and I lifted out the bottom part and had seen the clips were broken off, I actually used a drop of marine sillicone 5200 in each hole and stuck it back, but I am sure any glue will work. It will still come off in the future.
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Mine was loose as well and I lifted out the bottom part and had seen the clips were broken off, I actually used a drop of marine sillicone 5200 in each hole and stuck it back, but I am sure any glue will work. It will still come off in the future.
that could be the problem, i hadn't really had time to look underneath yet, but i'm guessing the way my girlfriend likes to slam the door, that the hooks disintegrated :lol:

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Unread 12-23-2004, 11:39 AM   #14
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Just tape off the paint and paint the cladding if thats what you want.. Its not a big deal.. I painted mine while it was on the rig...

It came out great... and yes black is much better than Grey..
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