Reply To: Removing Cabriolet's black panel on 'B' pillar with the little leaper

Laurence Jones

Hi Gerben

I’ve just been out and tried – it appears that there is a pin through the plate from the leaper’s tail into a locating grommet on the car. The leading edge of the plate is simply bonded to the car with a mastic – I gently prized the plate away from the bonding.

Care – the backing plate is thin and prone to bending

Once I removed my plates I found some rust behind, which will have to be treated before the plate with the leaper is returned to the car.

Hope this helps,


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