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280C Trim removal

I am preparing my 280C for paint & I want to remove all of the body trim. Is there a technique or tool for removing them without damaging them?
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The body side moldings and rocker moldings will just pop out. Be very careful as the moldings bend rather easily. A medium flat-head screwdriver should work just fine. Don't worry about the red female clips, as you'll need to replace all of those anyway...

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the little red clips are about 50cent apeice at the dealer. buy new ones and throw away the old. i had gone cheap after doing my 280c, and a brand new hundred dollar moulding flew off on the highway. so i change all of them to new.
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