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Old 09-09-2014, 08:12 AM
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DIY Shaved Door Moldings

Had a few people ask me to make this thread. So recently I wanted to do more clean and sleek door moldings. I was not about to pay $500+ for some other ones a company here makes! So I attempted to make my own. I started with stand OEM door moldings since these have raised letters vs the limited (chrome ones) with embedded letters. Here is a pic of what I started with. Parts cost me only $40-50 (cant remember exactly) used. Just make sure all the clip towers are in good shape on the back.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:17 AM
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Re: DIY Shaved Door Moldings

Next I used my DA with a more aggressive grit and started sanding down the letter. Once they got close to being flush (leave about 1mm left) I switched to a more fine disc and sanded them flat. Once the letters were gone I DA'd the entire molding removing all the texture to them. Here is one shaved vs stock
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looking good so far!
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Re: DIY Shaved Door Moldings

Next I sent them to a member on here (UR50SLO) to color match them with PXR brilliant black paint. Once I received them, I had to remove mine. Here I use nylon pry tools to pop them off. Be careful when doing this or you risk breaking the actual clip retainers. To install the new ones I just use a little 3M double sided tape on the outer edges and snap them back in. All done! With the new shaved and color matched molding, it looks 100 times cleaner.
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Re: DIY Shaved Door Moldings

Side shot showing how the new moldings just blend in like I want them to. Also a close up showing how well they are color matched
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In total with parts and paint, I have around $100 into them. All it took was a few hours of sanding. Way better than spending $500 for exactly what they do...
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In total with parts and paint, I have around $100 into them. All it took was a few hours of sanding. Way better than spending $500 for exactly what they do...

I spray painted my stock ones a glossy black.. I should be able ti just sand that right off so they can be professionally painted, correct?


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Looks great btw! Thanks for the step by step on this. It will deff come in handy


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Yeah that will work. Either sand back down to original plastic or scuff the paint up enough to apply new paint.
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Yeah that will work. Either sand back down to original plastic or scuff the paint up enough to apply new paint.
Alright cool. My body guy said he didn't want to paint over it because it would mess up the new paint. I'll just try to sand it down to the original plastic as best as i can. Thanks
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Re: DIY Shaved Door Moldings

So did you purchase an extra set of mouldings?
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You talking to me or Justin?


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