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 Post subject: Ford EL Chrome strip replacements??
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:01 pm 
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Hey guys

I want to replace the chrome strips down the side and one the front and back of my EL Fairmont Ghia.
Any idea where can i get this from and how easy is it to remove??
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 Post subject: Re: Ford EL Chrome strip replacements??
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:16 pm 
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PM Teeroy, he's done it. theres a supplier in the UK that sells 12m strips

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford EL Chrome strip replacements??
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:41 pm 
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hey mate! I did this about a year ago. I got them from the UK supplier on ebay, but they don't sell anymore.
Anyway the width is 12mm, depth is 3mm and an 8m role will do you perfectly. The sides are pretty much a breeze, ripping the old ones off and putting on the new ones. Its just the front and rear that are a bit of a challenge. Especially the rear. The problem is the front and rear are actually triangular in profile as apposed to the semi elliptical shape of the strips you get. What i did with the front was use some sillicone along the bottom of the strip to push it out, making it flush.
Now the rear. The problem here is that the chrome strip is actually attached to the body coloured trim underneath it. So you have to get out a stanley knife of something sharp and tough to separate it. If you can work out how take them both out, it would make separating a whole lot easier. Once removed, you then gotta pack behind the new strip again with sillicone or something else that will bring it out, and your done.

These are the ones i got:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-CHROME- ... 2c5f286b9f
As you can see they are not available, but that is basically what you are after.

i think teeroy had to get a set from Hong Kong. Should be the same anyway.

your welcome to see how thew turned out on my car thread..

Hope this helps.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford EL Chrome strip replacements??
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:47 pm 
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Thanks Guys very helpful :D
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 Post subject: Re: Ford EL Chrome strip replacements??
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:12 am 
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TheELghia wrote:
hey mate! I did this about a year ago. I got them from the UK supplier on ebay, but they don't sell anymore.
Anyway the width is 12mm, depth is 3mm and an 8m role will do you perfectly. The sides are pretty much a breeze, ripping the old ones off and putting on the new ones. Its just the front and rear that are a bit of a challenge. Especially the rear. The problem is the front and rear are actually triangular in profile as apposed to the semi elliptical shape of the strips you get. What i did with the front was use some sillicone along the bottom of the strip to push it out, making it flush.
Now the rear. The problem here is that the chrome strip is actually attached to the body coloured trim underneath it. So you have to get out a stanley knife of something sharp and tough to separate it. If you can work out how take them both out, it would make separating a whole lot easier. Once removed, you then gotta pack behind the new strip again with sillicone or something else that will bring it out, and your done.

These are the ones i got:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-CHROME- ... 2c5f286b9f
As you can see they are not available, but that is basically what you are after.

i think teeroy had to get a set from Hong Kong. Should be the same anyway.

your welcome to see how thew turned out on my car thread..

Hope this helps.

^^ i PM'd him. lol. :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford EL Chrome strip replacements??
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:14 am 
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but yeah my set was from hong kong, been on for bout 3 months now, no peel, looks nice, so no complaints from supplier, would be better if i had of taken better precaution whilst applying.
just make sure surface is clean. and buy enough for trial and error.

 

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