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Old 06-08-2011, 09:59 PM
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How can I restore this?

Can someone tell me do I have to replaced the window for this or is there a way to restore the weather striping...
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:37 AM
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Re: How can I restore this?

the window molding is attached to the window itself, so best thing you can do is just tape up the window and around the molding and paint it
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Re: How can I restore this?

im wondering how to do the same thing! i dont want to half ass it and paint the molding, as that wouldnt look much better and you risk messing up alot of things. does anyone know how to REPLACE the window? you have to replace the window and molding together, correct? or could you just do the molding?
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Re: How can I restore this?

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the window molding is attached to the window itself, so best thing you can do is just tape up the window and around the molding and paint it
You have to have the whole thing replaced. It costs much more than it's worth. Just paint it and deal with it.
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Re: How can I restore this?

yeah that sucks to replace the whole window. What would be the best paint to use?
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Re: How can I restore this?

You could probably get away with trim paint or something similar. Personally, I'd try to use rubberized paint like Plasti-Dip. It would be super durable and appear stock.
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Re: How can I restore this?

Trim paint should work, but I'm sure if you go to an auto paint store, they'll suggest something. They usually always have something that deals with painting car parts
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Re: How can I restore this?

Thanks for the info cause I think this is the worst part of my car that throws everything off, I also need to redue the door weather striping.
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Re: How can I restore this?

Dupli-Color Trim Paint: Advance auto has it or any other auto parts store. I re-did my window trims and they look decent enough, it actually helps if you rub over the old stripping w/ steel wool, tho some would disagree it actually helps the new paint stick better.
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Re: How can I restore this?

dont paint it. get some Mothers "back to black" and use some elbow grease. you can get the finish back to factory if you work on it.
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Re: How can I restore this?

I don't know ogsmakdade it looks pretty rough in person, when I go to car shows i usually just put some armor oil on it to cover it up for the moment lol.. I will see about that mothers back to black though..
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Re: How can I restore this?

mothers sounds like the best idea. thanks for the advice. how much would it cost to replace the window? just curious.
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Re: How can I restore this?

i went out and got some mothers back to black. i buffed it quite well, and then used it as the directions said for the 2nd application, and the oxidation is still there. i then tried sanding it out with some 600 grit i had laying around from when i rebuilt my motor, and that halped alot. it did leave small scratches though, so tomorow ill be moving to 1500-2000 grit and sanding again, followed by a buffing with mothers back to black, and an old hanes t-shirt. i got better results with the t-shirt than a microfiber towel. im assuming the small amount of extra abrasiveness will help take the oxidation/small sanding scratches out.
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Re: How can I restore this?

i searched around on the internet some. i will start by cleaning the trim well, then wet sanding the trim at 1200 grit, up to 2000 grit, then treat with mothers back to black. apply it, massage it in, let dry, wipe away.
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Re: How can I restore this?

I would use the back to black or any other molding dye with a terry towel
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Re: How can I restore this?

the problem with mine isnt just discoloration though. its bumpy, scuffed up, and oxidized.
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