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Old 10-27-2003, 20:17   #1 (permalink)
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Painting rubber strips around Windows

My rubber trim around the windows and rear quarter windows is starting to look a bit sad.

I'd like to paint them a gloss black, but don't want them to crack. I was thinking about plastic priming, primer, sanding, painting.

What do ya reckon? Anyone done theirs?
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Old 10-30-2003, 01:20   #2 (permalink)
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TRy some armoral mate
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Old 10-30-2003, 02:20   #3 (permalink)
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I would like to paint it, not make it slippery!

After a while, the factory coating on the plastics comes off. Hence, makin it look like the paint has flaked off.
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this may prove helpful to you:

http://forums.fordmods.com/phpBB2/documents.php?doc=20

lemme know how it goes as i need to do mine too!
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Actually it will end up cracking even if you use plastic primer because it is made out of rubber it stretches when it gets hot and contracts when it is cold, you might get a couple of years out of it though.
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You can get a product called "Back to Black". I think it's Mothers brand....
I used it on my old MX5, and it made the black trim turn from faded grey to black.
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Old 10-30-2003, 15:03   #7 (permalink)
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Will it show up where the paint has flaked off before? Or do you need to start with a smooth surface before starting?
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Not sure, but I'd guess at no... But if you were in the area, I'd let you try some for free...
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G'day,

Did anyone have any luck with this? I have a very similar problem & have spent the better part of today driving around wanneroo, balcatta etc looking for some sort of special paint, but haven't had any success. Even professional spray painters pretty much seem to throw their hands up in the air at it :)

Not only is the rubber on the top of my windows looking dodgy, but so are the triangle windows AND the seal between the back window and the boot.

I went to ford and to get all four door seals is close to $250 (just the parts, no install), so bugger that! To replace the back window bit is mega expensive since the window has to come off. What a pain in the bum.

At the moment I think I'll try putting some 'satin black' paint on, it can't look much worse (hopefully).

Here are some pics of the seals just for the hell of it. Any help would be awes'.

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Old 10-31-2003, 03:47   #10 (permalink)
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Have you been taking pictures of my car? Honestly! That's exactly what mine looks like. Same colour and all!
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