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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:48 am 
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Im installing EL Ghia door trims in my ED XR6 and havnt decided what to do with the wood grain strips that run along the top of the trim. Should I use them? Paint them (I was thinking of red, to match up with the outside red strips along the car - but I think it'll be too much red)
Or just not have them at all?

Woodgrain doesnt really suits an XR, but I think something needs to be there.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:12 am 
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yeah, spose u can just send them over to me ;) :D

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:16 am 
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Then you will be left with the indents where they have been, and mine have dowel holes, where they sit, which you would also have to fill in.
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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:15 am 
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if the wood grain is in good condition and u want to paint them id have a look around the forum for someone that has some that the grain is not in that great of condition.

see if they wanna swap + some $$ or just straight swap if ya want to.

dont really see the point in rek'n a good set of wood grains.

put them on and see what u think first i rek.

just my 2 cents.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:27 am 
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Exactly, sell the woodgrain maybe, and get something else in to paint.

I got the woodgrian trim off a DL doors and put them into my EF Futura doors.
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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:37 am 
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Either use the woodgrain as is, or sell it. Would be a crime to ruin woodgrain with red paint. :/

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:15 am 
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i wanna get the inserts and paint them back this wont be until i get my seats retrimmed which will prob be never caus im to poor atm, but its on the to do list :P
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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:41 pm 
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Send them to modicoat and get them coated in something noice.... Brushed aluminium, carbon fibre? Basically anything you can think of can be done.
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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:19 pm 
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why did u get ghia door trims if you don't want the woodgrain? I'd say keep the wood grain as it suits all cars and looks good 8-)

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:47 am 
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are the xr interiors any different to the monts and lanes?

coz if its more sporty.. i dont think the wood would suit.. as its more for 'luxury' sorta stuff????

if its the same as monts and lanes, i rekon keep it! coz it looks wicked!

i dunno ;s

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:57 am 
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For an XR, Id get them done in carbon fibre texture!
Or if thats a bit too rich then id get them done (properly) to the external colour, dark blue is it?
Seen this done few times n looks great for something different to the fake wood.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:09 pm 
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if you don't want the woodgrain ill buy it.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:49 pm 
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if you don't want woodgrain paint em. i'm thinking about fitting some to my door trims after painting them black all nice and glossy.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:14 pm 
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See I find Gloos black to be more luxury than woodgrain these days lol; do it, would look sweet!

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:08 am 
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I agree with it not necessarily being luxury, dont even think you can get a Falcon now with Woodgrain. Now its all 'brushed aluminium' look. (which Ive though about doing also)
Also though about black chrome (if its possible on plastic), same goes for the metal door handles.

I may try and get a fibreglass/resin mould of them and try a few different colours.

 

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