Debadge disaster

fajitatone

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Has anyone come across this?

Body molding adhesive took the paint with it? I noticed the paint cracked along the top of the molding and when I started to saw with fishing line, it got under the paint somehow. So the paint detached from the truck, not the molding.
 

OregonDMAX

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Truck may have been resprayed and mouldings put back on. Factory paint has so much hardener in it it doesn't come off that easy but it's hard to say.
 

2007 dmax

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Took mine off with a heat gun and just pulled. Then a 3m eraser wheel took the adhesive off.
 

Dozerboy

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Probably an issue with the factory paint. Some truck of that generation did have issues with the paint adhesion.

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slowlml

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Ive debadged quite a few trucks. This has happened twice to me. Once it was from where the truck was repainted, and the 2nd time i dont believe the truck had been. The 2nd time was on my flatty lb7. I pulled one piece of trim and a good amount of paint came with it. Left the others alone. Im going to rhino line the truck from the door crease down to the rockers and back to cab corners because of it.
 

BoiseRob

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GM had random paint problems up to 2006/2007. Body shops call them "peelers". The problem was they switched to a water borne e-primer which they thought would stop rust. The peeling was caused when the paint line would shut down for the weekend, GM would leave the primed but unpainted vehicles sit until Monday to apply the finish color. The issue was no one noticed that the water borne primer, if left alone unpainted, would develop micro-rust on the primer surface. When the paint was applied, it was on top of this surface rust layer. As a vehicle wrap company, we have had a few of these in our install bay. If you look at the back side of the peeled paint, you'll see brown patches which is the rust...
 

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