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Old 09-28-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default My rendition of the window molding fix (25 Pics)

first i purchased Matte Black Vinyl off of ebay. you could also use shiny black.

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I taped my paint along the window so as to not scratch my paint.
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then carefully pry in an upward motion loose the molding. moving along a bit at a time.
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then sanded the molding as to not feel the deteriorated section.
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then cut a piece of vinyl wider and longer than the molding.
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and placing it on.
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then trim away excess vinyl with a new exacto blade.
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you can use a finger nail to tuck in any part that may be sticking out.
Then replace the molding by aligning up the clips and push down.

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you can see here the before (front window) and after (rear window)
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now on to the fronts....A little tricky in my case due to my vent shades along the windows.
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as you need to remove the mirror to get the whole molding off.
Mirror removal.
gently pry off the tweeter housing and pull off in an upward fashion.
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this corner nut is a bitch to get at.
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because of my vent visors I could not get the mirror off. So I thought I would try to lift up on the mirror and pull the molding out.
that didn't work. and now its starting to rain
so I put the mirror back on and will try again another time.

started to put everything away and the rain stopped :P

OK I'm going to try something else... how about putting the vinyl on while is is ON the car?

lets try.
cut the vinyl to size.and place on.
you can see here where it will not be put on under the mirrors :P
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trim off excess with knife.
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Not bad really...
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so the rear windows were sanded and the front not sanded. I will give it some time to see how well both stick and let you guys know.

FYI it was much easier to work with ON the car than OFF
you just need to be careful with the exacto knife as well have new blades.
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Jim:
That looks great and does not look all that hard. Good Job!
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did Kitty help at all??

looks good....

save some of that stuff when i need it in a few years
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I just wonder if this would work well on my car because the molding is completely cracked and showing rust underneath
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does it last?? with rain and sun?
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Love it! I'm going be ordering mine tonight! One question though, how the HE|| did you put back the cover on that holds the tweeter?? I poped mine off today and it took forever to put back on, and I had to pop that little clearish white clip out and put it on the case then bang it in..Is that how you did it?
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One question though, how the HE|| did you put back the cover on that holds the tweeter?? I poped mine off today and it took forever to put back on, and I had to pop that little clearish white clip out and put it on the case then bang it in..Is that how you did it?

Yes that is what I had to do as well .


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does it last?? with rain and sun?
well it hasnt been a month yet but so far so good.
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So for the fronts, did you snake it under the mirror or just cut it off when you get to the mirror?
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