Please share with me your advice on removing the rear panel trim on my 56 monterey 4D. This is the long piece of stainless from the center of the rear door to the tailight, mid panel horizontal ending at the tailight. I know precisely where 4 clips are… the replacement I have is dicolored at these locations. I have been behind the trim with thin strips etc etc, its tight indeed, but because I cant identify the clip type I cant get it to separate easily. Much obliged in advance!
There is a tool that is used for aluminum and vinyl siding that hooks under the lip of the siding, so you can pull it down and pop it off the the piece above it. You can slide a piece of plastic sheet under the trip piece before you try to insert the tool, if you want to be certain not to mar the paint. Use a putty knife to move the trim away from the panel before you try to insert the tool.