So I have to get the S4 body ready for re paint, started stripping some of the chrome, but how does the chrome strip on the door come off?
I always thought it was screwed on so you needed to pull off the black strip first, then you should see some little screws (depends if the glass goes down far enough, I think)...however Vin says you just pop it off:
How does the black strip form the inside come off?
carefully lift it off upwards, it is held on by 3 or 4 clips. It is quite fragile at the front edge and that is where it always snaps. What works for me is a block of wood, hold it under the strip then slowly hammer it up, working along the whole length, especially where the clips are located...it is these you have to loosen.
lots more info here on that strip:
Does the door handle only have on bolt holding it to the door?
nothing that simple on an alfa
Chris explains it well in the post above.
Also does anyone know what the green thing is for? Does the door interior handle hook to it?
yes. There is a screw facing up on the hand grip part of the big armrest that screws into that. That is the main mounting point that allows you to pull the door shut without pulling off the whole door panel card.
the rear trunk emblem is best removed (now that you have damaged it already, so replacement needed) by carefully drilling a couple of holes in the emblem, then inserting some screws and trying to lift it off like that. It can be really stuck. New badges come with sticky and 2 pins. You just snip off the pins.
Or try the thin fishing line method to get under an edge and work it around cutting through the glue. I couldn't get any fishing line under mine at all, so I followed this thread and used the drill & screw method...
looks scary, but if you are careful you do not need to scratch the bodywork...tape all around it first and don't drill deep....you can get thru it easy its only made of junk metal