When working on the auto body trim, vehicle molding, and some panels, the last thing you want to do is leave behind some scratches. This would only spell more trouble for you as you chip the vehicle paint, scraping off your car's protective coat and exposing the bare metal, which will be more vulnerable to rust. Thing is, no matter what kind of surface you're dealing with, whether it's chrome, leather, steel, or plastic, you wouldn't want to make a mess out of it. With the right tools, you can avoid nasty marks and hideous dents and scores. On our search for the most reliable trim tools, we put the panel, trim, and molding removal set by Acton to the test. Here's a detailed review of this Actron body trim tool.
- Sold as a set
- Includes 5 different tools
- Made of plastic
- Tools are used for removing trim fasteners, vehicle molding, wheel hubs, etc.
- The tools in the set are made of sturdy plastic. We were at first worried that the plastic tools will break easily as we worked on fixing the emergency lights, removing some auto body trim and a whole other stuff. But these are sturdy enough. The plastic allowed the tools to flex a little, which made it easier and safer to work on some interior panels.
- The best thing about these tools is that they're safer than jamming a screwdriver or any other tool just to remove the panels, trim, or molding. There are no scratches or gouges on the surface.
- The different tools included in the set were handy. They're designed to work on a good number of things, including wheel hubs, plastic panels in car interiors, and even the molding inside and on the exterior. They come in handy.
- Since the tools are designed for easy removal and handling of trim, molding, and panels, we were able to save time with our DIY. We were able to pry off the trim without too much trouble.
- This set of tools is cheap compared to similar tools by other brands. We got pro results without shelling out a good amount of cash for these tools.
- Although these plastic tools are flexible, some of them may flex too much while the bigger pieces need to flex a little more.
- A more ergonomic handle would have been great for these tools. This would make the tools more convenient to use.
The Actron panel, trim, and molding removal set deserves a place in a DIY tool kit. It's cheap, sturdy, and reliable. Although there's a little bit of issue with the flex, overall, we can say that it held up nicely and worked well enough. This comes handy for quick fixes and simple car modification projects.