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My wheel wells are badly in need of some undercoating:
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Would it be a good idea to remove the arched plastic trim/fender directly above the wheels, so I can thoroughly clean the wheel well with a strong APC before undercoating? There is definitely trapped/baked dirt behind that trim.
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If so, I can remove the standard screws on the side but what about this strange looking screw in the middle? What tool would I need?
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Thanks for any help!
 

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Any place that sells tools should sell torx head screwdrivers. A set is not that expensive and you'll use them more than you might think !! They're sized in increments of 5 - 15, 20, 25 etc., etc. Craig
 

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I had my truck sprayed at the dealership and I removed the plastic liners in the rear. The liners in the rear were an added accessory. I also power washed the underside really good a day before and parked it to allow it to dry. With it being colder more time may be needed for drying. When I brought it in, I'm pretty sure they put it on a lift and power washed it again. Not every place may take the time to wash the underside. Just a recommendation if you're going to have it done.
 

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I had my truck sprayed at the dealership and I removed the plastic liners in the rear. The liners in the rear were an added accessory. I also power washed the underside really good a day before and parked it to allow it to dry. With it being colder more time may be needed for drying. When I brought it in, I'm pretty sure they put it on a lift and power washed it again. Not every place may take the time to wash the underside. Just a recommendation if you're going to have it done.
Yes, it would be ideal if I could have a professional do it cheaply, but my dealership has let me down in the past, and I don't trust them anymore. :(

I won't have the luxury of using a lift, nor will I go through the hassle of taking off the wheels. I'll just clean one well at a time, make sure it's completely dry, cover the tires and other areas, and spray the well with a couple of layers of undercoating, ten minutes between each layer.
 

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Yes, it would be ideal if I could have a professional do it cheaply, but my dealership has let me down in the past, and I don't trust them anymore. :(

I won't have the luxury of using a lift, nor will I go through the hassle of taking off the wheels. I'll just clean one well at a time, make sure it's completely dry, cover the tires and other areas, and spray the well with a couple of layers of undercoating, ten minutes between each layer.
Any dealership will do it, or refer you to who they have do it. Call a dealership that you feel good about, even if it is a non Honda dealer. It is relatively cheap to have done. The last one I had done was a full size pickup. I want to say it cost $200. They do more than just the wheel wells. They do the underside too. I had a Chevrolet dealership do my GMC. And I didn't buy it from them.
 

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Any dealership will do it, or refer you to who they have do it. Call a dealership that you feel good about, even if it is a non Honda dealer. It is relatively cheap to have done. The last one I had done was a full size pickup. I want to say it cost $200. They do more than just the wheel wells. They do the underside too. I had a Chevrolet dealership do my GMC. And I didn't buy it from them.
Would be nice to get the underside done, too. I'll do some research to see who can do a good job in my area.
 

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Yes, it would be ideal if I could have a professional do it cheaply, but my dealership has let me down in the past, and I don't trust them anymore. :(

I won't have the luxury of using a lift, nor will I go through the hassle of taking off the wheels. I'll just clean one well at a time, make sure it's completely dry, cover the tires and other areas, and spray the well with a couple of layers of undercoating, ten minutes between each layer.
If you won't go through the hassle of removing the wheels and are doing it on the cheap, why even do it at all?
 

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If you won't go through the hassle of removing the wheels and are doing it on the cheap, why even do it at all?
Sorry, I should of said that it wasn't a hassle---I do want to get the job done right---but that I lack the tools and the space (I live in an apartment) to do it conveniently. And I probably shouldn't say cheap either, since I already went ahead and bought five cans of undercoating.
 
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