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 Post subject: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:17 pm 
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Hey Guys,
One of my surrounds has faded to the point that a bit of it (area below the window) has become coa_rse. So I thought I could just get the exterior plastics painted and clear coated, much like in the doco, but by an actual spray painter.

I know that there is a technical doco about repainting the window surrounds, but I just wanted to ask if anyone has had this done professionally.

Also I wanted to know if the paint will peel. My local panel beater told me that it would; although I don't think it will peel if you use plastic primer.

The panel beater also said that there is a Meguiar’s product that would fix it, but I doubt that it would seeing the state that they are in.

Any comments or advice are greatly appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:36 pm 
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can you get info on how to do this yourself? i've got the same issue with my car..

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:46 pm 
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documents.php?d=20
this doco explains how another bloke did it but i'm more inclined to visit a professional
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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:53 pm 
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how come?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:59 pm 
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Because the car is in such an immaculate condition (except for the surround), I’d prefer to have someone with the proper equipment and materials fix it.
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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:43 pm 
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I've done it myself on mine, came up a treat at first, but no starting to peel a touch. They are flexible on the trailing edge (into the door jamb) and that is where they will crack.

Having said that, they aren't terrible.

Some of the other bits I did at the same time though... :oops:

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:18 pm 
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sorry to be a pain but would you mind posting pics of the 1/4 window and the trim along the side windows?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:03 am 
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i think i might do mine my self they look really burnt...

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:17 am 
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Fu7ura wrote:
sorry to be a pain but would you mind posting pics of the 1/4 window and the trim along the side windows?


Do you mean when I first did them or now?

When they were first done, check page 9 of my build thread (link in sig)

For current... yes I do mind! :lol: nah, not really, but I am away from home for about 3 weeks for work, so I won't be able to get any photos any time soon.

Basically, the very trailing edge is peeling a little, other than that still good. The window moulds (that run along the lower edge of the window) are in good condition, although they came out s**t originally. The window rubbers peeled in about 2 months and are now f**k. Mirrors and cowl are still perfect (except where I took a chunk out of the cowl when I put the bonnet on one time). Rear window peeled like a b**ch quickly as well, it's very flexible.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:59 pm 
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ahh ok thanks,
i'll only be painting the surrounds and trim under the windows. now the question is how to stop the surrounds from peeling, would it pay to spray the edge of the surroung slightly, ie cover behind the door frame and spray paint into it?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:20 pm 
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actually i just found this http://www.vhtpaint.com/hoodbumpertrimpaint.html
any idea if it'll work better than traditional car paint + plastic primer?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:05 pm 
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I did mine a few years back.
The first time i did it at home with a can of black from the $2 dollar shop..
The second time i cleaned up the trims put some plastic primer and i used matt black from work.
Been in the sun for ages and they look the same as when i fist did it
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 Post subject: Re: EL Faded Rear Quarter Window Surround help
Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:49 pm 
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Anyone get them done professionally? Mine look as though they have been sandblasted in spots and need them done, same things happening on the rear window. Rest of the car is very clean, cant stand looking at them.
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