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Old 08-20-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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need help asap on how to remove hood insert

My dad is having his car clear bra'd and wanted to have the insert removed and put the clear material under the insert to protect from the insert rubbing paint off hood and the installer needs to know how to remove the insert. They have removed the 8 bolts and it wont come any ideas? also whats the torque spec for the nuts?

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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there are 4 push in type clips
also holding it so you have to pry it off
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #3
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:01 AM   #4
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there are 4 push in type clips
also holding it so you have to pry it off
Where do you pry to get the clips to release?

Just for fun, I want to plasti-dip the insert red to see how it would look against the black paint, but I don't want to damage the insert! I have pulled and pryed fairly hard, but the clips are holding tight.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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My dad is having his car clear bra'd and wanted to have the insert removed and put the clear material under the insert to protect from the insert rubbing paint off hood and the installer needs to know how to remove the insert. They have removed the 8 bolts and it wont come any ideas? also whats the torque spec for the nuts?

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I had my ECF insert covered by Xpel paint protection film when I did
the whole front end, hood, front fenders.

I don't think it needs to be removed imo.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #6
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I had my ECF insert covered by Xpel paint protection film when I did
the whole front end, hood, front fenders.

I don't think it needs to be removed imo.
I want to remove it to plasti-dip paint it, and I don't want to paint it while it is on the car. I want to plasti-dip it so that I can decide if I want to do something more permanent.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:34 AM   #7
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I want to remove it to plasti-dip paint it, and I don't want to paint it while it is on the car. I want to plasti-dip it so that I can decide if I want to do something more permanent.
OK I understand now.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:39 PM   #8
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Anymore of an update / procedure for removing and replacing the insert??

Maybe with pics and instructions??

Has anyone done it?

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Old 08-23-2014, 09:18 PM   #9
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4 clips underneath the hood.I would advise you to go buy a pry tool so you don't damage the finish and it gives you better leverage when prying. Try it you won't "hurt" the car.
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:56 AM   #10
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I have a body moldings pry tool set.
I see the 4 clips under the hood.

Just not sure what to see / expect once those are out.

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Old 08-24-2014, 08:27 AM   #11
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I would like to know how this is done as well....

BUT I had my entire ZL1 wrapped and while my installer did a horrible job on 90% of the car...he was able to go around the hood vent good enough for me.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:48 AM   #12
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get some replacement clips and maybe you can see how they come apart
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:32 PM   #13
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Just got mine done.

Took a 10mm socket, extension, ratchet and my fingers. Probably spent 15 mins start to finish.

PM me if you guys have questions.

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Old 08-24-2014, 04:51 PM   #14
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the pry tool is a good suggestion because the foam seal around the periphary tends to get stuck a bit when trying to remove the 4 push fasteners.
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:06 PM   #15
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Was worried about that.
Just take the car for a 10 or 15 min drive and the engine bay heat helps loosen it.

One question, if anyone has a service manual handy, what is the torque spec for the 8 fasteners?

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Old 08-25-2014, 04:42 PM   #16
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fyi on the fasteners .... they have a thin film of rubber on the seating face and it tears off easily.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:48 PM   #17
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Yes they do and yes it does.

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