Well the door handles I'm almost positive are just stuck on there no problem with them, but the mirror caps seem solid on there, can't get them to even bend up so I can look underneath them I didn't know if they came screwed on or what the deal is
Update on the trim-was able to remove the trim on the door handles without problem, just a little patience and citric cleaner, no damage was gonna attempt to remove the mirror caps but got rained out so looks like a project for tomorrow!
It wasn't until this thread a few months ago that I realized the "chrome" trim on my door handles was aftermarket. I always thought it was weird that the only shiny trim that Jeep would put on the vehicle is the door handles. Anyway, finally got some time to remove it. Just a couple tips for anyone else attempting this:
At least for the door handle pieces, all the adhesive is on one strip on the front of the cover. So just put a pry bar on the edge of the trim piece and start applying heat with gentle pressure on the plastic pry tool (see attached picture). As the trim gets enough heat it will start to deform and you can press the tool along as you move the heat gun down.
Once off, scrap/rub whatever you can without putting too much effort into it. Then douse the foam adhesive with your Bug and Tar remover (that's what I used as it was safe for auto paint). Let it sit for a few minutes and scrap off what comes off easily. I had to rinse and repeat about 3 times to get it all off each side, but while one was soaking, I was pulling off another. A little elbow grease, but not too bad with the tar remover....made it much less painful than without it.
'07 GC CRD QDII, EHM, GDE ECO, DPF & intake rez delete, Paramount Perf Valve Body, Roof drain mod
When I took mine off a really good strong citric cleaner helped me out, soak the adhesive tape that they were stuck to and it peeled right off, then I just took a little elbow grese to remove the residue, then a trip to car wash and some really good pressure washing on it got it to come the rest of the way off and I highly recommend the scraper as I was to impatient and used a flat head screwdriver, it worked but it nicked a couple of places, but patience is the main thing don't rush it