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Old 02-07-2018, 03:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2017 4x4 Build Out - Grey Escape

The first bit of progress was to remove the trim panels and seal the body clips. There is a great deal of information online regarding this topic so I don't have much to add. I ended up using Dynaflex 800 because my local store did not carry butyl rubber. I had bought some Sikaflex but decided not to use it due to its reported permanency. Here are a few links I found useful:

And a big thanks to LooseRocks as reading his build thread was my first exposure to the problem!

As others have noted a good set of trim/panel tools is a must. It took me a bit to get used to exerting some force and as others have reported the clips are pretty hardy. I didn't break a single one.

As I noted in the first post I have decided to apply a bedliner material to the trim and some other areas. I have settled on using U-POL Raptor after doing some research. I probably should have asked this before I ordered it, but if anyone has had experience good or bad with it please let me know. I am also debating as to whether or not to remove the front and rear bumpers to spray them or just mask them off and do it on the van. If anyone has sage advice in this area I would also appreciate it!
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