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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-06-04, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Shiny stuff on bumpers & side mouldings

Not long ago the chromey looking stuff on the plastic side mouldings started chipping and wrinkling on the LTD. Anyone know the cause of this? Will I have to replace the whole moulded piece or can somebody redo it?

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Re: Shiny stuff on bumpers & side mouldings

Ben,when you find out let me know as mine is doing the same.
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Re: Shiny stuff on bumpers & side mouldings

Good choice of ride mate! Ive got the same problem (and the same car lol).

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Re: Shiny stuff on bumpers & side mouldings

i think you will need to replace the complete mould, from memory the chrome strip is plastic welded to the moulding

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Re: Shiny stuff on bumpers & side mouldings

its a chrome film over plastic.. after a while the film shrinks leaving the wrinkle effect.. The best bet is to get newies from Ford.. You can get the chrome in a roll/lengths and cut it to size yourself cheaper than buying the actual inserts.. Hold it in with double sided tape
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Re: Shiny stuff on bumpers & side mouldings

pull the side mouldings off. chuck em on a bandsaw and carefully cut the chrome strip area off and discard it. you will now have thin side mouldings.
refit them to the car. go to ford and buy i was told 3 of the rear bumper chrome strips. a rear bumper strip will be enough to do a side of a Fairlane/LTD. fit that to the base of teh side mouldings, and carefully cut it off at the end of each door.
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Re: Shiny stuff on bumpers & side mouldings

how much are they from ford?

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ive got no idea, i think 45 each large strip, but i can be and probably am mistaken
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Re: Shiny stuff on bumpers & side mouldings

i want to replace mine on my EA . some bits of it is starting to fade, and also from scraping too many brick walls.
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i want to replace mine on my EA . some bits of it is starting to fade, and also from scraping too many brick walls.
uhmm... yes..... one shouldnt park ones car into a brick wall
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