1997 Saab 900SE 2.0L turbo vert
So I just had the car's paint refreshed. So happy with it. The faded trim under the doors is bothering me. I last did a mask off/respray about 6 years ago on my '95 900S (RIP 😔) and it turned out great.
Decided I'll try to take these and the mudflaps off for TLC.
Starting from the rear tire, 1st 4 plastic nuts came off surely but stiffly. 5th one's bolt snapped off under minimal pressure. 6th one practically fell out still connected to the bolt and rusted base. Peeked under the car a bit and saw something peeling. I helped it along and a flimsy plastic weep hole thing fell out. Great. Mudflap screws took some persuading but came out clean. Mudflap off; the trim pieces all overlap so removal from front to back. Started fiddling with the 1st section and at least a pound of dead leaves, pine needles, bugs and dirt fell out. Was jammed in the L shaped trim right behind the mudflap. Holy ****.
Check yours if you haven't lately.