Panel Clip Removal Pliers
Item #52189 Brand: Eastwood
About Panel Clip Removal Pliers
Prevent Ruined Door Panels - Here's a tool that's designed to remove door interior panels without the retaining clip pulling through the backing. Tapered "U" shaped jaws easily insert between the door panel and metal inner door surface. Squeezing the comfortable vinyl handles multiplies your force while gently releasing the clip. Made in the USA.
Well worth the higher price
(Posted on 7/14/12)
Review by Bumblebee
Price Value Quality
Sure, there are cheaper versions out there, and I had reservations about the slightly higher price not matching the quality. But this tool was quality made, did not seem flimsy at all.
It was easy to use one-handed once you got the hang of it. There's no christmas tree push pins that can beat this tool and it doesn't destroy the pins if used correctly. I know push pins are cheap, but you can save a lot of money on clips over time where it will pay for itself if you do a lot of this type of work.
Only way to make this better is if it had some nylon "sleeves" to go on the lower forks that rest against painted metal door panels in some applications. I wrapped the forks in electrical tape to prevent scratching, but it would be nice to have the sleeves. Makes door panel removal a breeze. If you use it only for trunk/hood pad pin removal, no need for wrapping though. I don't know why I hadn't bought one of these earlier. Saves a lot of time and a lot of pins and doesn't damage pads or plastic panels.