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Old 05-23-2002, 09:53   #1 (permalink)
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Plastic Side Mouldings...

Hey Guys,

Just wondering where would be the best place to grab a set of the grey side mouldings (fairmont, fairmont ghia) with the chrome tape on it. How much would I be looking at for the set?

Also, the reason I'm changing them, is because the chrome is all cracked and warped, and just shitty looking, but the actual grey plastic part is fine. Would there be any way to fix this without having to take them all off and replace them with new ones? They aren't like the bumper bars, you can't actually take the chrome out and replace it, it has like chrome coloured celaphane covered by a clear plastic cover over the top of the moulding.

Anyway, thanks guys, and ne help would be great!

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Old 05-23-2002, 10:04   #2 (permalink)
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I can tell you don't get them from Ford, the charge $377 for the set, these are just the mouldings on the doors and and just forward and rear of the doors.

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Old 05-23-2002, 13:52   #3 (permalink)
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Dave, the plastic side mouldings with the chrome strips are 1 piece unfortunately. Only the strips on the front & rear bumpers are replacable. So when they start peeling and getting all bubbly, you pretty much have no choice apart from purchasing it from Bayford (for a rip off price), or trying your local wrecker. You might not find the exact colour your after, but you can always respray them with matching acrylic paint scecificaly of your car's color code, & then after with clear, if desired. :D
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This contradicts my understanding. Ford charge aroudn $5 per metre of the chrome stuff, and I thought it was just a matter of cutting it exactly and replacing the chrome all around the car. The price The Goodz mentioned does not include the chrome to my knowledge.
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yeah the chrome on the side mouldings can't be replaced. it is like a foil with a clear plastic on top. I paid $125 for a second hand set from the wreckers. Even this is a bit pricy I reckon but Ford Genuine Parts charge bloody heaps.
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Another option...

If you are going to colour code the mouldings, then another option is to peel off the clear coating over the chrome, give the whole moulding a LIGHT sand, then colour code the grey part, and use some chrome spray paint to renew the remaining part. Then you could finish with some liberal coats of clear over the whole moulding.

I did this on my old xf ghia, and it looked pretty good, not quite as good as new mouldings, but it cost less than $20 all up....

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-24-2002, 14:34   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah if you're gonna use chrome spray then make sure you use plenty of clear top coat because that shit is horrible and doesn't last long, mine is a dull yuck silver now...

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Re: Another option...

I didn't realise it worked that way. It means that some day I'll have to just pull the money Ford wants for the mouldings.

The next chance I get, I'll just rip away the chrome on my car and paint that part black, like the XR8 Sprint. I wouldn't want to spray paint it as that would take forever. Maybe a few touch-up pens would do the job temporarily
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Old 05-24-2002, 15:19   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Another option...

I bought a role from auto one at penrith....not expensive and easy to fit...on a eb fairmont ghia...chrome on grey....exact match....no dramas.

I didn't know it was a problem to get it?
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Re: Another option...

The role, your talking about KLOMP, it's a role of that chrome stripping yeah? As in the stripping that you can replace on the front and back bumper bars.

Or are you talking about the ACTUAL grey moulding with chrome going through the middle (the chrome bit looks the same as the chrome insert that goes into the bumper bars)??

The grey moulding is about, say 5cm wide, whereas the chrome stripping is say, 1cm?

Please tell me your talking about the grey moulding cuz, i'm driving all the way up to NSW to get the bastards.

BTW, do you guys reckon on a white ea fairmont, if I take off the chrome foil and clear plastic cover and paint that part of the moulding black, and then take out the chrome inserts on the bumperbars and paint them black then stick them back in, would that look good (the rest of the moulding would stay grey, and it will be black where the chrome used to be)??

I don't want to colourcode the grey parts, cuz it looks shit on white ea's..

So basically what i'm saying is a white ea fairmont, with twotone colour coded bumperbars (they come stock, so it looks good colour coded) with black replacing the chrome stripping around the car?

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