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Old 09-20-2009, 11:39 PM
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well the black trim molding that goes around the outside of my car looks a little rough and im thinking of cleaning it up a little bit.can anyone with body experience tell my if this sounds like a good idea

1. use body fill to fill in the nicks and scratches.
2. scuff area with scotch-brite pad.
3. mask off area
4. paint
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:05 PM
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well the black trim molding that goes around the outside of my car looks a little rough and im thinking of cleaning it up a little bit.can anyone with body experience tell my if this sounds like a good idea

1. use body fill to fill in the nicks and scratches.
2. scuff area with scotch-brite pad.
3. mask off area
4. paint
If it's the door belt moldings and roof rails,the sun breaks down the finish on these over the years so that they become textured.They were once smooth from the factory.

If you paint them more than likely it would keep coming back.We have new trim pieces for the fox-body cars.Here's a link to the roof rails,if you're interested in the door belt moldings I can get you a price on them just PM me.

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One of my friends peeled the rest of the material off of '87 & painted it with some flat black rustoleum. It looked pretty good & has lasted 4 years so far without any signs of wear. He only did it due to not having money.
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Tony i was actually talking about the molding on the side of the door that wraps around the bumpers although ill keep u guy in mind when i need the one u showed.

fox are u tlaking asbout the same piece i am or the piece that tony showed?
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Tony i was actually talking about the molding on the side of the door that wraps around the bumpers although ill keep u guy in mind when i need the one u showed.

fox are u tlaking asbout the same piece i am or the piece that tony showed?
since the molding pieces are urethane (i think) i am not sure body filling will work.
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Yeah I was talking about the same things he was. As for the pieces you're talking about. (i'm assuming you're talking about the pieces where the paint separates on a two tone car), mine had little pits in it all over. I filled it with a few coats of primer & sanded down to the urethane before repainting the car.
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there is one spot i know that is going to be to deep for primer. thats why i looking for some sort of filler but yes im talking about the piece that splits a 2 tone car
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Lord makes a product called Fusor that I've heard is good for that. I've only had experience with cracks or small dips where I would use Duramix on the back side of the crack or where ever needs reinforced using duramix as the base then laying drywall tape (the mesh kind), then more duramix. I'd do that with 3 or 4 layers for support. Then on the front side I would put a small bit of duramix if needed, then use a light bit of regular bondo & primer then paint. That was on my front, it ripped off mostly in one piece when I hit a concrete culvert at 30mph.




I ended up just repainting the whole car when that happened, this was before wetsanding or buffing.

I got that from a guy that I helped out that's been doing body work for the major car dealers in the area. He said he's had one person that got in a head on wreck on the highway & destroyed the front bumper, but the parts that he repaired like that were still in good shape.

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