Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 21:51:08 -0400
From: John Zeller <>
Subject: Re: 9000 Molding Panels, cleaning?

... or are the moldings stuck on? John Zeller wrote: > We purchased a '95 9000 CS from someone who lived in the country and > drove a few dirt roads. They also live in an area that doesn't use salt > in the winter, rather sand. > > I'm happy the car saw less salt, but the sand went in to all types of > things. > > Namely, under the molded, side (poly) panels that are on the bottom of > the doors and fenders. > > Imagine washing this mint black car, and then seeing streams of sand > running down from under the molding. I've tried spraying directly in > behind the molding, but I cannot get the last bit out. > > I was wondering - is there a trick (or tool) to allow you to "pop" these > side moldings off? Without damaging the molding or the paint surface. I > don't want to screw anything up, or have to get new molding if I don't > have to. > > Seems to me, there's probably a push forward, pull out procedure. > > Or, should I just break down and bring it to the local Saab body shop > ($!)? > > Thanks

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