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    I can't figure out how to remove the outer pieces of the stainless sill trim on a Pallas. How do I do this without damaging it?

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    Oops, forgot the model.

    The car is a 1969 DS21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    GS, CX, DS .................
    From previous posts I glean a 69' DS Pallas

    Prising the carpet from under the raised trim will reveal pozi drive screws - remove these to release the trim.


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    Assuming DS ... You have to pull the carpet out of the edging to get at the screws on top of the sill. If the carpet is original, you will likely find it breaks up when you try to pull at it. They are Posidriv screw heads, NOT Philips, so make sure you have a Posidriv bit or screwdriver or you will make your life very much more difficult with part rusted screws. Once you get those screws out (4 or 5 per cover), you can (ignoring pillar trim that might be in the way) lift the sill top covers off to reveal a row of otherwise hidden screws just above the grey rubber strip. These hold the lower sill covers on, together with the visible screws at the bottom.

    There's a good chance the screw heads will be badly rusted. They are plated steel holding stainless steel covers and that can form a galvanic pair and accelerate the rusting of the steel parts. Be wary of using stainless screws as you may end up with lovely screws and a rusty body where they screw in unless you provide some protection against corrosion. For boats, you could buy a tube of green goo, an aviation product apparently, that is useful for electrically isolating stainless fitting from aluminium spars. Being bright green, it may not be the best option for the car! It's just something to keep in mind when fitting the stainless trim to the mild steel panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    Assuming DS ... You have to pull the carpet out of the edging to get at the screws on top of the sill. If the carpet is original, you will likely find it breaks up when you try to pull at it. They are Posidriv screw heads, NOT Philips, so make sure you have a Posidriv bit or screwdriver or you will make your life very much more difficult with part rusted screws. Once you get those screws out (4 or 5 per cover), you can (ignoring pillar trim that might be in the way) lift the sill top covers off to reveal a row of otherwise hidden screws just above the grey rubber strip. These hold the lower sill covers on, together with the visible screws at the bottom.

    There's a good chance the screw heads will be badly rusted. They are plated steel holding stainless steel covers and that can form a galvanic pair and accelerate the rusting of the steel parts. Be wary of using stainless screws as you may end up with lovely screws and a rusty body where they screw in unless you provide some protection against corrosion. For boats, you could buy a tube of green goo, an aviation product apparently, that is useful for electrically isolating stainless fitting from aluminium spars. Being bright green, it may not be the best option for the car! It's just something to keep in mind when fitting the stainless trim to the mild steel panels.
    My car is not a Pallas and should not have carpet but this illustrates what David is talking about.





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    Thanks for the info. The carpet is original and in excellent condition other than some fading so I'll have to see if I can pull it free without tearing it. The frame is in good shape but there is some surface rust on the outer sill I would like to get at.

    Paul

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    That went easier than I expected.
    The carpet came out with no damage.
    All the screws came out using the posidrive.

    Again, thank you
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    Wow ... I thought they were always spherical lumps of rust ... not screws
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    Quote Originally Posted by daffyduck View Post
    Where did Greenblood find those white door kiss strips? Lots of people are looking for those.

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