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Stainless steel front winshield window molding
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:36:15 PM »
I'm waiting (quite a while) for a reputable place near me to polish and restore the stainless molding around the front windshield and back windows of my car.  In the meantime, I contemplated using a reproduction set of molding for the interim.  Is any of it of any value, or is it like the repop window gaskets (they just place suck)?  Is there a source for a better quality?  In the end, I will be installing the original molding that's been fixed and polished.

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Re: Stainless steel front winshield window molding
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 06:43:48 PM »
My advice is wait for your original. I had mine done and it is great (not back on car yet). The repo stuff in my experience is pretty awful but someone else may have other thoughts
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Re: Stainless steel front winshield window molding
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 07:29:43 PM »
If you see an original and a Repo together, the difference is obvious. At least on the ones I've seen
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Re: Stainless steel front winshield window molding
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 08:10:57 PM »
Yeah, but it's like 6 months before I will get the molding back.  I'd hate to have to park the car until then.
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Re: Stainless steel front winshield window molding
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 09:29:19 PM »
I would have offered to do them for you, but I have a problem with over-polishing them.  Mine end up looking like chrome.  I'm assuming you want factory finish on yours.

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Re: Stainless steel front winshield window molding
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 02:17:24 AM »
That is what I was hoping for, but thanks Paul.

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Re: Stainless steel front winshield window molding
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 06:04:32 PM »
  Sub issue:  Potential scratching the car's paint taking the trim on/off.  Just something else to consider.