The rear fascia on the Na Solstice and the GXP are slightly different
but the removal process is the same. the following is a set of
instructions that appeared on the Solstice Forum by PURE Fun
Removed Fascia and Cutout Honeycomb Back
Before starting you will need to get new plastic fasteners from
I started work on Sunday afternoon to remove the rear fascia and paint the
honeycomb grill part, but I decided to cut out the back parts of the honeycomb.
There were about 200 to cut out, but first to take off the rear fascia, and
cut to the point here are the problems, 2 metal clips on each side of the
fascia. First snap off the 5 plastic press-in fasteners, the fascia will be
loose at the bottom. I jacked the car up and got under and put a snakelite
aimed at the 2 clips.
This shows exactly where the clips are located. Insert a screwdriver in the
clip to raise the prong up out of the hole in the fascia then flick your
screwdriver up to get the clip off, do this both sides. Another way but
harder would be to remove the wheels and then remove the plastic wheel wells
and you can reach in through the wheel well. After clips are off push down
the 3 tabs where the clips are and it will drop down from the rear cover.
Next take a putty knife and slip it in at 8 places you will see each place
where the tabs are when you pull out the fascia towards you. You need to push
the PK in and down and pull the fascia each time, this will go fast and then
the whole fascia is off.
Here is the fascia removed showing all the location points for the previous
Here is info about the rear of the bumper. There is no way a center exhaust
is going to exit in the center of the grill because of the bumper.
Here is the grill all cut out. But to do that I originally thought I would
use a Dremmel but after try to cut just one hole I knew it would not
work. The plastic is almost like rubber and just balls up, no clean edge. So
I used an x-acto knife which worked very well, I scribed a line each side
about 3 times each and the hole would come out. I cutout about 80 holes
before stopping. I took the fascia inside and started to cut with a new blade
and it just would not cut like before when I was in the sun. Next day I took
it back in the sun, which heats it up and it was cutting as usual. All total
it took 4 hours to cut cut and clean up.
I masked, primed and painted chrome which does look good. But I am going to
take a sander and sand down the back about 1/32" there are just some
areas that are not right. I would suggest instead of cutting use a sander.