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post #1 of 5 Old 07-08-2020, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Help on exterior trim removal

Hey, all.

The two black strips on the roof of my 2017 Overland (not the roof rails, but the inlaid strips to the outside of the rails) have become bleach out by the sun and really look awful. Is removing them just a matter of prying them off with a trim tool, or is it a more involved process? Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-09-2020, 07:11 AM
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There is body sealer under them. I would guess they are glued in place, but dunno.
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Most of them have screws of some type that go into the roof, sometimes they need to have sealant applied when reinstalling so water doesn’t get into the interior. Not sure if these do as well but something f to be aware of.


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I had the same issue with my 2005 GC. The roof filler was more of a rubber type material. My 2018Trailhawk roof filler seems to be a flexible plastic material glued to the roof seam.
I tried several vinyl restorer products but none lasted very long. I masked off and painted the filler strips with black Duplicolor Trim and Bumper paint and it lasted for 3 years when I traded it in. I used a Scotchbright pad to rough up the surface and sprayed a light coat of paint. Might be worth a shot if your thinking of replacing it anyway. Advance Auto sells the paint in an 11oz spray can for $8.99. Be sure to use the flexible trim and bumper paint.


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I had the same issue with my 2005 GC. The roof filler was more of a rubber type material. My 2018Trailhawk roof filler seems to be a flexible plastic material glued to the roof seam.
I tried several vinyl restorer products but none lasted very long. I masked off and painted the filler strips with black Duplicolor Trim and Bumper paint and it lasted for 3 years when I traded it in. I used a Scotchbright pad to rough up the surface and sprayed a light coat of paint. Might be worth a shot if your thinking of replacing it anyway. Advance Auto sells the paint in an 11oz spray can for $8.99. Be sure to use the flexible trim and bumper paint.


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Good idea. I'll look into that. Thanks!

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