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#4658255 - 02/06/18 05:25 PM Plastic Panel removal tools
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Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 3003
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
I ordered this kit from Ebay a few weeks ago. Showed up today.

Not bad 11 pcs for $7 Canadian including free shipping.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/11-Pcs-Universal...im/192404310679


Edited by wwillson (02/06/18 09:25 PM)
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#4658270 - 02/06/18 05:34 PM Re: Plastic Panel removal tools [Re: JC1]
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Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3041
Loc: NJ
How can you go wrong for that price? I have a kit like that (in orange) that I can't find. Still takes a bit of skill to remove panels. I'm horrible at it.
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#4658368 - 02/06/18 07:14 PM Re: Plastic Panel removal tools [Re: JC1]
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This kit has a few pieces that are very thin and will slide in between very tight panels. I will give it a try this weekend.
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#4658452 - 02/06/18 08:40 PM Re: Plastic Panel removal tools [Re: Leo99]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4359
Loc: Taiwan
If you don't put them back, you only have to do it once, and the tools used aren't so critical.

Better access, more storage cubby-holes, better ventilation and corrosion resistance, fewer rattles, less weight (ok, only a little), less to damage.

Lots of advantages.

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#4658834 - 02/07/18 08:43 AM Re: Plastic Panel removal tools [Re: JC1]
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Registered: 04/29/07
Posts: 673
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Get a set of BOJO... Snap-On re-labels them and their the best I've used. Their very good and reasonably priced: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bojo-7-Pc-Pry-Trim-Removal-Tools-for-car-panels-and-radios-/232532472638

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#4658947 - 02/07/18 10:49 AM Re: Plastic Panel removal tools [Re: JC1]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 2506
Loc: Central Maryland
I have the Astro 4524 set, which looks identical to the OP's but in orange, so that probably means I paid too much at $16.49 5 years ago, but they've more than paid for themselves. It's done 2 stereo installs, two BlueTooth adapter installs and a dashcam cable run or two. I see it's down to $13.99 at the moment.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NMCE04
Originally Posted By: bmwpowere36m3
Get a set of BOJO... Snap-On re-labels them and their the best I've used. Their very good and reasonably priced: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bojo-7-Pc-Pry-Trim-Removal-Tools-for-car-panels-and-radios-/232532472638

I think that for the pros like a stereo installer, these are tools that have a limited life, so getting the Snappy (or equivalent) is worth it, but for the occasional user, the cheapest are fine. That thing we call "plastic" comes in all kinds and grades, and I'm sure you get what you pay for (unless you fail to do your homework). But at these prices, anyone can splurge at $20 and have the finest. Or still go cheap at $6, and be OK for the occasional job.
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#4659403 - 02/07/18 06:52 PM Re: Plastic Panel removal tools [Re: JC1]
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Registered: 11/29/08
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Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
The thing that amazes me, is how much money can they make on a $7 price for those tools plus shipping. If we were trying to ship the same package from North America to China, I'm sure it would be a lot more than $7.
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#4659436 - 02/07/18 07:33 PM Re: Plastic Panel removal tools [Re: HangFire]
Richie Offline


Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 285
Loc: Valencia, CA
Good price and comes in a nice carry case


Originally Posted By: HangFire
I have the Astro 4524 set, which looks identical to the OP's but in orange, so that probably means I paid too much at $16.49 5 years ago, but they've more than paid for themselves. It's done 2 stereo installs, two BlueTooth adapter installs and a dashcam cable run or two. I see it's down to $13.99 at the moment.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NMCE04
Originally Posted By: bmwpowere36m3
Get a set of BOJO... Snap-On re-labels them and their the best I've used. Their very good and reasonably priced: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bojo-7-Pc-Pry-Trim-Removal-Tools-for-car-panels-and-radios-/232532472638

I think that for the pros like a stereo installer, these are tools that have a limited life, so getting the Snappy (or equivalent) is worth it, but for the occasional user, the cheapest are fine. That thing we call "plastic" comes in all kinds and grades, and I'm sure you get what you pay for (unless you fail to do your homework). But at these prices, anyone can splurge at $20 and have the finest. Or still go cheap at $6, and be OK for the occasional job.

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#4659751 - 02/08/18 07:25 AM Re: Plastic Panel removal tools [Re: JC1]
cjcride Offline


Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 1814
Loc: Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: JC1
This kit has a few pieces that are very thin and will slide in between very tight panels. I will give it a try this weekend.
If you can postpone it to warmer weather I would. The plastic trim especially if the vehicle is older is prone to cracking when it is cold.
Don't ask how I know this. smile


Edited by cjcride (02/08/18 07:25 AM)

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#4660528 - 02/09/18 12:39 AM Re: Plastic Panel removal tools [Re: JC1]
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#4661028 - 02/09/18 01:44 PM Re: Plastic Panel removal tools [Re: JC1]
Rick505 Offline


Registered: 07/12/11
Posts: 44
Loc: New Mexico
Originally Posted By: JC1
The thing that amazes me, is how much money can they make on a $7 price for those tools plus shipping. If we were trying to ship the same package from North America to China, I'm sure it would be a lot more than $7.


I understand China, not necessarily Hong Kong, subsidized shipping/postage making it almost a non-issue for sellers.

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#4661073 - 02/09/18 02:47 PM Re: Plastic Panel removal tools [Re: JC1]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 11251
Loc: NorthEast
these are the exact replica of Harbor Frieght!

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