Help Support Ford Raptor Forum by donating:


Oops, paint damage.

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by bailer, May 18, 2020.

  1. bailer

    bailer Full Access Member

    Age:
    53
    Posts:
    200
    Likes Received:
    81
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2017
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Canada
    Got a little too close to the garage door. Ive got some touch up paint, but just wondering if this piece with the scratch is removable from the tailgate latch??? Does it just pop off, or is it more of an integral piece of the latch?

    472E4F00-B7B4-49B2-A07B-F84F87416FC9.jpeg
     
  2. mattyz99

    mattyz99 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    60
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    I would try a magic eraser first it could be just transfer, followed up with maybe polish and wax, as far as taking the piece itself off, not sure
     
  3. bailer

    bailer Full Access Member

    Age:
    53
    Posts:
    200
    Likes Received:
    81
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2017
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Canada
    I wish it was just transfer, but the door actually reversed on the bumper, thought I got lucky until I saw that the metal door hinge actually grazed that piece. It is cut into the plastic.

    Im thinking that is an access panel or something but I’m not gonna start prying until somebody chimes in with some experience removing it.
     
  4. wkasak_17Raptor

    wkasak_17Raptor Member

    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2019
    Location:
    Elkridge, Maryland
    It is removable...I removed it when installing my vinyl wrap to wrap it separate. However, trying to remove it from the outside will most likely either break it or damage more paint. It just clips back in easily but once it's in those clips are really tight. My recommendation is the remove the entire latch assembly (I think it's only 2 8/10mm nuts on the top). I deployed the tailgate step to get access to the nuts...without the step not sure how to access them? Once removed and all the wiring is disconnected you have to remove some of the modules on the back to get good access to the clips. Once you can see the little clips gently start prying them to release the panel. I sprayed the clips with some lubricant to help them release. Clipping it back in is a breeze. It's almost like they were designed to go it once and never let go again. Good luck.
     
    bailer likes this.
  5. smurfslayer

    smurfslayer Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We’re hunting sasquatch77

    Posts:
    6,941
    Likes Received:
    4,835
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    yeah, it’s removable but I didn’t do the removing. I did, however, beat you to the punch, performing this same modification back in January of 2017.

    Body guy + 2 hours of time and some dry time, $40 and good as new.
     
    bailer likes this.
  6. bailer

    bailer Full Access Member

    Age:
    53
    Posts:
    200
    Likes Received:
    81
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2017
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Canada
    Perfect, thanks guys!!!
     

Share This Page