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    I know this has probably been asked tonnes of times so apologies if it has. I'm just wondering how to go about removing the chrome v safely so I can replace it after my mod. What tools if any do I need?

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    Wish I'd asked this before removing mine :-/

    I ended up with a couple of broken clips so my only advice is be gentle lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZWoodyz View Post
    Wish I'd asked this before removing mine :-/

    I ended up with a couple of broken clips so my only advice is be gentle lol
    Thanks for the heads up. But what exactly did you do? Did you just yank it off? And where are the clips I need to watch for?

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    Ive removed a few in my time lol.....What I do is unclip one at a time with a small flat head screwdriver.....Hold the clip open with the screwdriver and slip a cable tie in between to stop it clicking back in. Work your way across doing this and it will just fall off lol......

    Have fun

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    Forgot to add you need to remove the bumper do do it safely lol......Plus I had to drill a hole in the black grill to get to one of the clips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baggers 2.0 View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. But what exactly did you do? Did you just yank it off? And where are the clips I need to watch for?
    Sorry yes as scotty said just used small flat head to prise clips out... Didn't remove bumper or drill any holes though, broke 3 clips at the top and one from the bottom "Doh" lol had to super glue it back onto the car

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    If you remove the bumper and do it the way I said you will not break any clips....there is a how2 for removing the bumper its not that hard tbh.

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    TBH I just ripped mine out cos I wanted to carob fibre wrap it (hate the chrom effect looks awfull) so I ended up breaking the clips so I am now driving about without the front grille heh if I will get the money or find a bargain I will get the debadged one but for now it does its job no chrome at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty84 View Post
    If you remove the bumper and do it the way I said you will not break any clips....there is a how2 for removing the bumper its not that hard tbh.
    Exactly what he said. I did mine that way and placed small flat head screw driver bits under each clip the gentle removed the v.

    There is no need to break any clips when done this way and you will be much happier with the result.

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