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2G Upper Door Trims Window Trim [Merged 5-7]

Posted by kidd gs-t, Jun 4, 2003

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  1. WickedBlk95GSX

    WickedBlk95GSX Proven Member

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    You were right. Sh!t!!
     
  2. snowborder714

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    I would be interested to see how powdercoating works.


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  3. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    Has anybody sucessfully tried any type of reconditioning of these mouldings? The ones on my Talon have almost no black left and are mostly chrome. And chrome looks out of place on a DSM... I'd be willing to re-coat them black, but I'm wondering what would work the best?

    I had considered powdercdoating, but then I've have to mail them off, have downtime, and spend more than I'd like. I'd rather find something that can be completed within a few hours of a day, as long as it looks good and holds up well.
     

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  4. Black Widow97

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    On my old Talon I pulled them off, sanded them down, and had a body shop professionally paint them with automotive paint. They looked like new for 3 years and still looked like new when I sold it last year. Automotive finish seemed like the best option to me because good quality automotive finish is known to last a long time.
     

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  5. bsbllfit7

    bsbllfit7 Proven Member

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    are there any kind of rubberized paints that we could use, That would probably look and feel more like stock. Thats why i was thinking plastadip or whatever its called would work well because its kinda rubbery but not at the same time. Or atleast thats what the people on the thread on this forum have said.
     

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  6. Black Widow97

    Black Widow97 Proven Member

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    Plastidip does work. I am not sure how long it would last under the sun and heat and cold of winter though. It is worth a shot, Worst case scenario is you have to pull them off and reapply every year or so.
     

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  7. slow8033

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    I just did mine last month. Sanded them down to get any loose flakes off, and hit them with some primer spray. Then I used that Rubber undercoating they sell. Lots of light thin coats, and letting it dry inbetween was the key. Eventually it starts to build up and fill in the imperfections and looks like new.

    I was pleased with it. I have washed the car 2 times since, and its rained a ton. I even got some wax on them and scrubbed that off. Still as good as new.

    Thin coats is the key though. At first I did a thick coat, and in the hot sun of the day it would begin squishing off and not dry correctly. Thats why I used the primer and light coats. So far so good. And its rubbery.
     
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    Take some pictures! Show and Tell!
     

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  9. 99gst_racer

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    Did they use a clearcoat as well? Or was it more of a single stage enamal paint by itself?
     

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  10. 95'RS-T

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    I used the plastidip method, which looks pretty good when finished. I did however run into a problem removing the flaking. I accidently cut into the rubber on top :ohdamn:. I removed all of the rubber off the metal, as I can get another at the junkyard. As I started removing the rubber completely, I thought why not just put a new rubber stripping on? Maybe use something from lowes or home depot that slides on? Anyone think this might be a good idea?
     

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