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Old 10-26-2010
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Have a 2000 LXI. Am considering adding or changing the ceiling lights in the bath area. How does one get the vinyl ceiling down (enough to see what there is in the area) without damaging anything.

Do not see or feel any clips, screws, velcrow, etc.

Any hints?
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Howie,

If it's like mine, the vinyl sections are held up by plastic "push-pins" like are used on car door panels. You need to slide something thin (I used a flat pry bar) in next to the pin and pry it down out from its hole. The first panel is the toughest, once it's down then there's lots of room to get to the next one. The vinyl is stapled over some 1/8 or 3/16" thick padding covering a 5/16" plywood. You can get them down without breaking the panels, but you do have to be careful. Given your plans for the bird, I don't know I'd make those kind of changes.
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John, thanx.........will try to be careful.
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John is right on. The push pins (sometimes called Christmas trees due to the shape) are pushed through the panel prior to the vinyl being applied. It goes back up through the matching holes in the sub-ceiling much easier if the plastic/nylon clips don't break. If they do you can cut a "keyhole" slot with a router where the broken clip is and slide a new one in without disturbing the finish side.
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