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Old 08-15-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
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Not shure about the right name for these parts, but they go horizontally under the side window glass. They were faded, cracked, scratched & one of them was startin to peal.
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I sanded away most of the cracks & scratches. Used sandpaper 340, 800, 1000.
The one in the picture was the worst shaped one, with a pealing plastic. What I did is that I lifted the black rubery coating & applied fiberglas under, then wrapped that part with tape so that it would stick. Sanded the part, applied more fiberglass & so on.
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I bought this vinil tape at my local auto-design store. Its flat black, but they have many colors. There is eaven a carbon fiber paper.
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& the final product vs. an undone one.
total cost: & $12.00 for the paper, the rest of the materials I had in the garage.
total work time: about 2 hours between cleaning sanding & pasting.
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looks good, and good idea.

what mil is the vinyl?
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mill?
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How thick is it?
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I dont know the thicknes, but is the one that they make letters & stickers with.
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I found some matte black on ebay. I may have to give that a try.
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Ok I bought it. and theres plenty for us local 2000+ guys to do at the next meet

Thanks for the tip Alex

Oh, can we see what it looks like on the car?
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Did you only do the bottom trim? Mine doesn't look bad, but I'm sure the trim above the window is going to look bad also after a while, and I'm curious if the vinyl will work with that bend in the trim on the top.
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