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Old 10-01-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Suitable belt and lower trim molding inserts

So, I am really tired of the chrome molding inserts and their complete lack of durability. I have searched high and low for a solid, molded in, color replacement, with no luck. My thought a light or dove gray would look nice with the aluminum.

All I can come up with is black as seen in the link.


https://sportwing.com/Extruded-Moldings?page=1&size=-1

Does anyone have experience painting these moldings and can offer advice?

Has anyone run across like moldings in colors? Gray specifically?

The European profiles about mid page in 5/8" and 1" are the size requirements.
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How about one with a stainless insert...give 'em a call, see if they have something that will work for you.

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Thanks, Bob

I did search many of the marine vendors, but have not seen the flat back profile with a 3M adhesive application. I'll call. Do you know if these are black with stainless insert?
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I did search many of the marine vendors, but have not seen the flat back profile with a 3M adhesive application. I'll call. Do you know if these are black with stainless insert?
Yes, black backing. They also have a white insert.

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Well, after many calls, I have found and ordered what I think will work.

Vehicle Graphics - 1 in. Body Side Molding by Precision Trim

The Sheer Silver is the brightest color and it is molded in color. This color was used by Chevy and Toyota in recent years and I am familiar with it. (see it in my avitar) I had a truck in this color last year. They don't list the 5/8" molding but they can and did order to from the manufacturer for me. Bulk rolls are more than I need, but cost little more than buying by the 5' increment.

The 1" is part #11100 and is $165 for 100'
The 5/8" is part number 37130 and is $122 for a 130' roll. (pretty sure I'll have enough left over for a 25' or smaller AS, if anyone is interested.)

Won't be here for a couple weeks due to the special order, but I'll post pics of the match (or lack thereof) then. Probably won't install till next spring though....no sense letting it sun rot in winter storage.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:30 PM   #6
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Well, after many calls, I have found and ordered what I think will work.

Vehicle Graphics - 1 in. Body Side Molding by Precision Trim

The Sheer Silver is the brightest color and it is molded in color. This color was used by Chevy and Toyota in recent years and I am familiar with it. (see it in my avitar) I had a truck in this color last year. They don't list the 5/8" molding but they can and did order to from the manufacturer for me. Bulk rolls are more than I need, but cost little more than buying by the 5' increment.

The 1" is part #11100 and is $165 for 100'
The 5/8" is part number 37130 and is $122 for a 130' roll. (pretty sure I'll have enough left over for a 25' or smaller AS, if anyone is interested.)

Won't be here for a couple weeks due to the special order, but I'll post pics of the match (or lack thereof) then. Probably won't install till next spring though....no sense letting it sun rot in winter storage.
What adhesive is used, is the key to the insert longevity.

The 3M super weatherstrip adhesive, is always the best bet.

If the insert falls off, it's not the insert problem, but it would be the adhesive problem.

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It is 3M automotive adhesive backed.
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:35 PM   #8
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Finally got around to installing this week.

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Finally got around to installing this week.

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About 3.5 years since the last post. How is the product holding up?
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Perfectly. No surface peeling nor fading. No peeling away from the extrusion. Highly recommend for ending the problems with the chrome-like stuff.
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Here's a pic taken about 3 weeks ago when I dropped her off for the panel replacements at JC. Click image for larger version

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As an alternative thought, when I was peeling off the moulding from the 2007 Bambi, I used a piece of 1” aluminum to assist with scraping the adhesive off. It was 1/8” thick. The piece I was using was about 16” long but Ace hardware sells it in 6’ lengths. So I got the idea to try it as an alternative to the plastic moulding, and used 1” 3M double sided tape. It looked great and would never age out like plastic. I ended up removing it and using the plastic moulding since I had already purchased it, but the next time I will go with the aluminum strip. I took a picture that I will post tomorrow.
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