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 Post subject: chrome plastic strips on the lane
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:38 pm 
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just wondering if you can go anywhere to replace the chrome stripeing around the car?? mine is looking a bit taddy and i want to replace them.

I dont mind if it doesnt actually look the same, but just something similar..

I have read that you can remove them, and try and paint them. But from what i have read they dont turn out the best when you try and paint them the chrome colour.

any suggestions on what i could do, or anyone suggest where i can take it to get some new strips put in??

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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:46 pm 
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I went to a spraypainter to get a quote to redo my car and he said that when they do it, all badges and everything on the outside comes off and gets replaced with new gear, so maybe a spraypainter might be able to fix that up for you?

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:04 pm 
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u can still get the strips from ford.

my gf got a quote for them a couple of months ago.

but was pretty exy $$

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:37 pm 
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i will price them in the morning if i remember.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:04 am 
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probly be something like $750







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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:49 am 
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cheers leroy, that would be appreciated.

I hope it is not anywhere near $750!! that is just insane!

If it is near that price range i will be going to hunt around at spray painters as suggested.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:54 am 
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they are about 80 bucks each
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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:05 am 
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80 bucks?? where are you buying them from? thats cheap
normal retail is more like $115

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:09 am 
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For a pair or each individual strip?
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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:16 am 
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each of course. lol
dont think ford would sell things in paris do you??

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:16 am 
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take em off, sand them back, and paint em yourself, buying them from ford is a just plain theivery on their behalf.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:18 am 
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what would you use to paint chrome though?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:28 am 
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I remember when I made a model car kit of a mustang, one of the paints I used for the exhaust was a shiny chrome colour, just go to one of those art craft stores and ask for the colour. Not sure how weatherproof they are so maybe even seeing a car paint specialist or something would work or even coating it with some protective coating.

 

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 Post subject: Chrome Stippers
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:36 pm 
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You can buy the chrome strips from somewhere, I had woodgrain ones a while back.
They come with the end bits & everything.
Don't paint them, if anything, you'll need to get them chrome dipped, as just painting them is crap, the paint will peel & flake off once you hit a fly!

Have a lood around, if you find them, give us a shout, I'm in need of some of them as well!!

Could try Repco or something like that.....

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:35 pm 
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If your cheap there is a VHT Chrome paint. Never used it though.
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