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I have a scratch on the silver cap on the automate (07 GXP), has anyone over tried popping the cap off to paint it or for some other reason?

Tried to buy a new one, but dealer states not service item, must buy the whole shifter.
 

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It's probably glued on or with double sticky tape. Either way, alcohol (fuel, shellac thinner etc.) applied around the edges with a Q tip will release the glue and as a bonus, leave it reusable if you keep it clean.
 

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Picture? I'm not familiar with the shifter on the automatic. If the cap or the substrate it's glued to is plastic, you'll want to be careful with a thinner or fuel. Even if it doesn't smoke or attack the plastic immediately it can start a chemical stress fracture. Over time it could fall apart, even though you've wiped it off.
 
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