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Buick Encore: Exterior Trim- Repair instructions

Body side upper front applique replacement

Fig. 1: Body Side Upper Front Applique
Fig. 1: Body Side Upper Front Applique

Body Side Upper Front Applique Replacement

Body Side Upper Front Applique Replacement

Body Side Upper Front Applique Replacement

FRONT SIDE DOOR WINDOW FRAME REAR APPLIQUE REPLACEMENT

Stripes or Decals

The stripes and decals adhere to a painted surface using pressure sensitive adhesive.

The use of a wetting solution aids the technician in lifting and positioning the stripe or decal during the installation. The wetting solution ensures a better bond between the stripe or decal and the panel assembly. Use a wetting solution when applying large stripe and decal packages.

Complete the following procedures before you apply a stripe or a decal:

  1. Metal repair or refinishing after a collision
  2. Painting the underlying surface

Maintain a temperature 21-38ºC (70-100ºF) on the body surfaces and the decals prior to installation. The decal requires auxiliary heat sources in order to warm the body surfaces and decals. If the temperature is below 21ºC (70ºF) the decal may not adhere to the body surface properly.

NOTE: You may apply stripes or decals using the dry method. Use the wet method if the dry method does not result in a bubble free application. This may be the case in large graphics packages.

Use the wet method in order to apply the stripes or decals that are applied on flexible surfaces (fascias, etc.). This will reduce the formation of bubbles under the decal due to the outgassing potential of the flexible materials.

Use the following equipment and materials in order to apply a stripe or a decal:

  • A wetting solution

A foaming type of window cleaner that does not contain ammonia.

  • A silicone, wax and grease remover
  • Varnish Makers and Painters (VM&P) Naptha
  • Isopropyl alcohol A squeegee
  • 75-100 mm (3-4 in) wide
  • Made of plastic or hard rubber

Deburr any sharp or rough edges in order to prevent scratching of the stripe or decal.

  • A water bucket and sponge or spray bottle
  • Sandpaper
  • 800 grit or finer
  • Wet or dry type
  • A heat gun
  • A clean, lint-free wiping cloth
  • A sharp knife or razor blade
  • A pair of scissors
  • A fine pin or needle
  • A marking pencil

Stripe or Decal Removal

Fig. 2: Stripe Or Decal
Fig. 2: Stripe Or Decal

  1. Remove the following components:
  • Necessary moldings or trim panel
  • Molding attaching clips
  • Weatherstrips or sealing strips
  • Handles
  • Sidemarker lamps
  • Other stripe or decal overlapping parts
  1. Clean the following areas as needed:
  • The repair surfaces
  • The adjacent panels
  • The openings
  1. Use 3M ScotchBrite molding adhesive remover disk 3M P/N 07502 or equivalent in order to remove the stripe or decal from the body panel.
  2. Use Varnish Makers and Painters (VM&P) Naptha to remove all traces of adhesive residue from the painted surfaces.

Stripe or Decal Installation - Wet Method

  1. Prepare the surface.

NOTE: Remove any imperfections that would appear through the stripe or decal if the area has been refinished.

Clean the painted surface using the following types of removers:

  • Silicone
  • Wax
  • Grease
  1. Clean the area where the stripe or decal will be applied using a 50-50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water.
  2. Wipe the panel surface using a clean cloth while the solvent is still wet. Allow the panel surface to dry.
  3. Apply the wetting solution to the area where you are installing the stripe or decal.

Application of a soapy wetting solution on the top side of the stripe or decal will ease the pull of the squeegee on the stripe or decal.

NOTE: Do not touch the adhesive backing of the stripes.

Apply the wetting solution on the adhesive side of the stripe or decal.

Remove the backing material of the stripe or the decal as needed.

  1. Apply the strip, tape or decal (1) to the panel. The wetting solution will allow movement for proper positioning on the panel surface.
  2. Working from the center where possible, squeegee the stripe or decal into position. Apply additional wetting solution as needed to ease installation.
  3. Apply heat to the stripe or decal at the recessed areas. Press the stripe or decal into the recess to obtain a firm bond.
  4. Use adequate light reflection to inspect the stripe or decal from a critical angle. This technique detects any irregularities that may have developed during the installation.

NOTE: Do not use a razor blade or a knife edge to pierce the air bubbles.

Remove all air bubbles by piercing the bubble with one of the following items:

  • A safety pin
  • A needle
  • A tool with the same size piercing tip
  1. Pierce the bubble on the outer edge. Force the air out from the opposite edge using the blade of the squeegee.

LIFTGATE CENTER APPLIQUE REPLACEMENT

Fig. 3: Liftgate Center Applique
Fig. 3: Liftgate Center Applique

Liftgate Center Applique Replacement

Liftgate Center Applique Replacement

Liftgate Center Applique Replacement

LIFTGATE CENTER APPLIQUE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 4: Liftgate Center Applique (Encore)
Fig. 4: Liftgate Center Applique (Encore)

Liftgate Center Applique Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Center Applique Replacement (Encore)

LIFTGATE SIDE APPLIQUE REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 5: Liftgate Side Applique (Encore)
Fig. 5: Liftgate Side Applique (Encore)

Liftgate Side Applique Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Side Applique Replacement (Encore)

LIFTGATE SIDE APPLIQUE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 6: Liftgate Side Applique (Encore)
Fig. 6: Liftgate Side Applique (Encore)

Liftgate Side Applique Replacement (Encore)

LIFTGATE SIDE APPLIQUE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Rear side door window frame front applique tape replacement

Stripes or Decals

The stripes and decals adhere to a painted surface using pressure sensitive adhesive.

The use of a wetting solution aids the technician in lifting and positioning the stripe or decal during the installation. The wetting solution ensures a better bond between the stripe or decal and the panel assembly. Use a wetting solution when applying large stripe and decal packages.

Complete the following procedures before you apply a stripe or a decal:

  1. Metal repair or refinishing after a collision
  2. Painting the underlying surface

Maintain a temperature 21-38ºC (70-100ºF) on the body surfaces and the decals prior to installation. The decal requires auxiliary heat sources in order to warm the body surfaces and decals. If the temperature is below 21ºC (70ºF) the decal may not adhere to the body surface properly.

NOTE: You may apply stripes or decals using the dry method. Use the wet method if the dry method does not result in a bubble free application. This may be the case in large graphics packages.

Use the wet method in order to apply the stripes or decals that are applied on flexible surfaces (fascias, etc.). This will reduce the formation of bubbles under the decal due to the outgassing potential of the flexible materials.

Use the following equipment and materials in order to apply a stripe or a decal:

  • A wetting solution

A foaming type of window cleaner that does not contain ammonia.

  • A silicone, wax and grease remover
  • Varnish Makers and Painters (VM&P) Naptha
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • A squeegee
  • 75-100 mm (3-4 in) wide
  • Made of plastic or hard rubber

Deburr any sharp or rough edges in order to prevent scratching of the stripe or decal.

  • A water bucket and sponge or spray bottle
  • Sandpaper
  • 800 grit or finer
  • Wet or dry type
  • A heat gun
  • A clean, lint-free wiping cloth
  • A sharp knife or razor blade
  • A pair of scissors
  • A fine pin or needle
  • A marking pencil

Stripe or Decal Removal

Fig. 7: Stripe Or Decal On Trim Panel
Fig. 7: Stripe Or Decal On Trim Panel

  1. Remove the following components:
  • Necessary moldings or trim panel
  • Molding attaching clips
  • Weatherstrips or sealing strips
  • Handles
  • Sidemarker lamps
  • Other stripe or decal overlapping parts
  1. Clean the following areas as needed:
  • The repair surfaces
  • The adjacent panels
  • The openings
  1. Use 3M ScotchBrite molding adhesive remover disk 3M P/N 07502 or equivalent in order to remove the stripe or decal from the body panel.
  2. Use Varnish Makers and Painters (VM&P) Naptha to remove all traces of adhesive residue from the painted surfaces.

Stripe or Decal Installation - Wet Method

  1. Prepare the surface.

NOTE: Remove any imperfections that would appear through the stripe or decal if the area has been refinished.

Clean the painted surface using the following types of removers:

  • Silicone
  • Wax
  • Grease
  1. Clean the area where the stripe or decal will be applied using a 50-50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water.
  2. Wipe the panel surface using a clean cloth while the solvent is still wet. Allow the panel surface to dry.
  3. Apply the wetting solution to the area where you are installing the stripe or decal.

Application of a soapy wetting solution on the top side of the stripe or decal will ease the pull of the squeegee on the stripe or decal

NOTE: Do not touch the adhesive backing of the stripes.

Apply the wetting solution on the adhesive side of the stripe or decal.

Remove the backing material of the stripe or the decal as needed.

  1. Apply the strip or decal (1) to the panel. The wetting solution will allow movement for proper positioning on the panel surface.
  2. Working from the center where possible, squeegee the stripe or decal into position. Apply additional wetting solution as needed to ease installation.
  3. Apply heat to the stripe or decal at the recessed areas. Press the stripe or decal into the recess to obtain a firm bond.
  4. Use adequate light reflection to inspect the stripe or decal from a critical angle. This technique detects any irregularities that may have developed during the installation.

NOTE: Do not use a razor blade or a knife edge to pierce the air bubbles.

Remove all air bubbles by piercing the bubble with one of the following items:

  • A safety pin
  • A needle
  • A tool with the same size piercing tip
  1. Pierce the bubble on the outer edge. Force the air out through the opposite edge using the blade of the squeegee.

FRONT BUMPER FASCIA TOW EYE ACCESS HOLE COVER REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 9: Front Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover (Encore)
Fig. 9: Front Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover (Encore)

Front Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover Replacement (Encore)

Front Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover Replacement (Encore)

FRONT BUMPER FASCIA TOW EYE ACCESS HOLE COVER REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 10: Front Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover (Encore)
Fig. 10: Front Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover (Encore)

Front Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover Replacement (Encore)

Front Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover Replacement (Encore)

REAR BUMPER FASCIA TOW EYE ACCESS HOLE COVER REPLACEMENT

Fig. 11: Rear Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover
Fig. 11: Rear Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover

Rear Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover Replacement

Rear Bumper Fascia Tow Eye Access Hole Cover Replacement

RADIATOR GRILLE EMBLEM/NAMEPLATE REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 12: Radiator Grille Emblem/Nameplate (Encore)
Fig. 12: Radiator Grille Emblem/Nameplate (Encore)

Radiator Grille Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

Radiator Grille Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

RADIATOR GRILLE EMBLEM/NAMEPLATE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 13: Radiator Grille Emblem/Nameplate (Encore)
Fig. 13: Radiator Grille Emblem/Nameplate (Encore)

Radiator Grille Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

Radiator Grille Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

FRONT GRILLE EMBLEM/NAMEPLATE REPLACEMENT

Fig. 14: Front Grille Emblem/Nameplate
Fig. 14: Front Grille Emblem/Nameplate

Front Grille Emblem/Nameplate Replacement

Front Grille Emblem/Nameplate Replacement

LIFTGATE OUTSIDE HANDLE EMBLEM REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 15: Liftgate Outside Handle Emblem (Encore)
Fig. 15: Liftgate Outside Handle Emblem (Encore)

Liftgate Outside Handle Emblem Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Outside Handle Emblem Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Outside Handle Emblem Replacement (Encore)

LIFTGATE OUTSIDE HANDLE EMBLEM REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 16: Liftgate Outside Handle Emblem (Encore)
Fig. 16: Liftgate Outside Handle Emblem (Encore)

Liftgate Outside Handle Emblem Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Outside Handle Emblem Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Outside Handle Emblem Replacement (Encore)

LIFTGATE EMBLEM/NAMEPLATE REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 17: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore)
Fig. 17: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

LIFTGATE EMBLEM/NAMEPLATE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 18: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore)
Fig. 18: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

LIFTGATE EMBLEM/NAMEPLATE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 19: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore)
Fig. 19: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore)

LIFTGATE EMBLEM/NAMEPLATE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE AWD)

Fig. 20: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore AWD)
Fig. 20: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore AWD)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore AWD)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore AWD)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore AWD)

LIFTGATE EMBLEM/NAMEPLATE REPLACEMENT (Encore LTZ LT)

Fig. 21: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore LTZ LT)
Fig. 21: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore LTZ LT)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore LTZ LT)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore LTZ LT)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore LTZ LT)

LIFTGATE EMBLEM/NAMEPLATE REPLACEMENT (Encore AWD)

Fig. 22: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore AWD)
Fig. 22: Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate (Encore AWD)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore AWD)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore AWD)

Liftgate Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Encore AWD)

FRONT BUMPER LOWER FASCIA CENTER GRILLE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 23: Front Bumper Lower Fascia Center Grille (Encore)
Fig. 23: Front Bumper Lower Fascia Center Grille (Encore)

Front Bumper Lower Fascia Center Grille Replacement (Encore)

Front Bumper Lower Fascia Center Grille Replacement (Encore)

Front Bumper Lower Fascia Center Grille Replacement (Encore)

FRONT GRILLE REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 24: Front Grille (Encore)
Fig. 24: Front Grille (Encore)

Front Grille Replacement (Encore)

Front Grille Replacement (Encore)

FRONT GRILLE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 25: Front Grille (Encore)
Fig. 25: Front Grille (Encore)

Front Grille Replacement (Encore)

Front Grille Replacement (Encore)

FRONT UPPER GRILLE REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 26: Front Upper Grille (Encore)
Fig. 26: Front Upper Grille (Encore)

Front Upper Grille Replacement (Encore)

Front Upper Grille Replacement (Encore)

FRONT UPPER GRILLE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 27: Front Upper Grille (Encore)
Fig. 27: Front Upper Grille (Encore)

Front Upper Grille Replacement (Encore)

Front Upper Grille Replacement (Encore)

RADIATOR GRILLE OPENING COVER REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 28: Radiator Grille Opening Cover (Encore)
Fig. 28: Radiator Grille Opening Cover (Encore)

Radiator Grille Opening Cover Replacement (Encore)

Radiator Grille Opening Cover Replacement (Encore)

FRONT GRILLE OPENING COVER REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 29: Front Grille Opening Cover (Encore)
Fig. 29: Front Grille Opening Cover (Encore)

Front Grille Opening Cover Replacement (Encore)

Front Grille Opening Cover Replacement (Encore)

FRONT OPENING UPPER COVER REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 30: Front Opening Upper Cover (Encore)
Fig. 30: Front Opening Upper Cover (Encore)

Front Opening Upper Cover Replacement (Encore)

Front Opening Upper Cover Replacement (Encore)

FRONT BUMPER FASCIA UPPER MOLDING REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 31: Front Bumper Fascia Upper Molding (Encore)
Fig. 31: Front Bumper Fascia Upper Molding (Encore)

Front Bumper Fascia Upper Molding Replacement (Encore)

Front Bumper Fascia Upper Molding Replacement (Encore)

FRONT SIDE DOOR LOWER MOLDING REPLACEMENT

Fig. 32: Front Side Door Lower Molding
Fig. 32: Front Side Door Lower Molding

Front Side Door Lower Molding Replacement

Front Side Door Lower Molding Replacement

FRONT FENDER WHEEL OPENING MOLDING REPLACEMENT

Fig. 33: Front Fender Wheel Opening Molding
Fig. 33: Front Fender Wheel Opening Molding

Front Fender Wheel Opening Molding Replacement

Front Fender Wheel Opening Molding Replacement

REAR SIDE DOOR LOWER MOLDING REPLACEMENT

Fig. 34: Rear Side Door Lower Molding
Fig. 34: Rear Side Door Lower Molding

Rear Side Door Lower Molding Replacement

Rear Side Door Lower Molding Replacement

REAR WHEEL OPENING MOLDING REPLACEMENT

Fig. 35: Rear Wheel Opening Molding
Fig. 35: Rear Wheel Opening Molding

Rear Wheel Opening Molding Replacement

Rear Wheel Opening Molding Replacement

Rear Wheel Opening Molding Replacement

ROCKER PANEL REAR MOLDING REPLACEMENT

Fig. 36: Rocker Panel Rear Molding
Fig. 36: Rocker Panel Rear Molding

Rocker Panel Rear Molding Replacement

Rocker Panel Rear Molding Replacement

Rocker Panel Rear Molding Replacement

ROOF PANEL JOINT FINISH MOLDING REPLACEMENT

Fig. 37: Roof Panel Joint Finish Molding
Fig. 37: Roof Panel Joint Finish Molding

Roof Panel Joint Finish Molding Replacement

Roof Panel Joint Finish Molding Replacement

Roof Panel Joint Finish Molding Replacement

ROOF PANEL JOINT REAR FINISH MOLDING REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 38: Roof Panel Joint Rear Finish Molding (Encore)
Fig. 38: Roof Panel Joint Rear Finish Molding (Encore)

Roof Panel Joint Rear Finish Molding Replacement (Encore)

Roof Panel Joint Rear Finish Molding Replacement (Encore)

ROOF PANEL JOINT FRONT FINISH MOLDING REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 39: Roof Panel Joint Front Finish Molding (Encore)
Fig. 39: Roof Panel Joint Front Finish Molding (Encore)

Roof Panel Joint Front Finish Molding Replacement (Encore)

Roof Panel Joint Front Finish Molding Replacement (Encore)

Roof Panel Joint Front Finish Molding Replacement (Encore)

HOOD ORNAMENT REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 40: Hood Ornament (Encore)
Fig. 40: Hood Ornament (Encore)

Hood Ornament Replacement (Encore)

Hood Ornament Replacement (Encore)

Hood Ornament Replacement (Encore)

REAR END SPOILER REPLACEMENT

Fig. 41: Rear End Spoiler
Fig. 41: Rear End Spoiler

Rear End Spoiler Replacement

Rear End Spoiler Replacement

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