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Old 08-01-2007, 05:43 PM   #41
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:25 AM   #42
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dude you are the best! Ive been looking for something like this for a while! Keep them comin bro

Ill be doing this DIY in the next week or so...I plan on blacking out my chrome trim....i was thinking of powdercoating them...Do you think that the best bet?
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:23 PM   #43
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:41 PM   #44
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:58 PM   #45
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nice write up.. but it was a PITA for me to get the glue off, i wasnt able to get the glue off the rear window nearly as perfectly as you did. so i just left a lot. It still came out nice though. how did you get all the glue to come off so well?
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:40 PM   #46
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:49 PM   #47
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:42 AM   #48
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nice write up.. but it was a PITA for me to get the glue off, i wasnt able to get the glue off the rear window nearly as perfectly as you did. so i just left a lot. It still came out nice though. how did you get all the glue to come off so well?

Goof Off adhesive remover works well. I put a bit on a rag, pressed it in place over the adhesive to let it soak a bit (30 seconds), then just wiped clean.

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Old 11-07-2007, 10:19 AM   #49
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Can anyone post the part numbers for both the front and rear trims ?
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Where do you go about buying the double-sided tape?
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:53 PM   #51
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Can anyone post the part numbers for both the front and rear trims ?
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Yeah I need the part number too for the rear window trim. my rubber weather stripping is dry rotten and i guess i need the whole trim and weatherstriping. i need the chrome parts number. not black
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Exclamation wish to exchange mine!

I have black rubbers arround the window,

wish to exchange them for chrome trim
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Where do you go about buying the double-sided tape?
Anywhere really... umm Staples? not sure if you guys have that in USA... but like any office retail stores would have it. Or maybe even Target, or Walmart.

I need a DIY for the pillar on the driver side door for Sedan... sigh...

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Old 06-16-2008, 10:18 AM   #57
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Anyone know if the rubber can be (or looks like it could be) removed from the (over the windows - long) weatherstrip piece?

Mine is dry rottted and I really don't want to buy new pieces.
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I do not think the rubber can be removed from the trim. I just removed and painted my trim and it seems that the rubber is pretty fused to the trim piece. Mine is cracked too and it looks like crap, but my trim looks a lot better now!
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:57 PM   #59
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Bump! Anyone successfully remove and paint their Coupe chrome trim? I am mostly concerned with the paint holding up to the upcoming winter weather. Also is the trim removal difficult, i am a bit worried about kinking it! Any tips from fanatics that have already pulled this off!....
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:22 PM   #60
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If you do it on a coupe, wait for a cooler day. If the trim gets hot, it will get more bendable. When I did mine, I had to be really, really careful when removing the bottom portion of the trim because it seemed so easy to kink. Even then, it bent a little but was easily correctable, just a headache. The paint has held up wonderfully so far. Looking back, I would just tape off everything and paint it while still on the car. If careful, it will save you a lot of time and look just as good.
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