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side/window molding help

I have all chrome trim and im looking to get it all black... i know there is a couple routes to get it done.. but i would love to get some of your opinions.. thanks
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:43 PM
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Re: side/window molding help

you can pay someone to do it for you which isnt cheap as i own an SRT and all of the chrome would have cost me $1000 to get it done. I did it myself as i didnt want to pay that much. You could get the black window trim from just for jeeps jeeps but you would have to replace the whole back window and trim as that is one piece.

If you paint it yourself, the trim can be taken off the jeep although it is a PITA...just make sure you prep it correctly.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:56 PM
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Re: side/window molding help

theres also trimbrite molding tape to cover up the chrome. Just search trimbrite on amazon.com
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Re: side/window molding help

how good does that trimbrite look?.. and how easy is it to do?
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Re: side/window molding help

I got all my chrome painted to match....

grille, parking sensor strip, window trim, door trim, and my tail lights tinted for 500.. I dont think you can really beat that
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how good does that trimbrite look?.. and how easy is it to do?
check out the pics of my Jeep...that what i have. Its easy if I can do...just takes a little patience....
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alright man thanks alot.. ill see what happens with it
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Re: side/window molding help

I looked this tape up on google and it says it is 3m double sided does that mean that it looks a little rasied up because mine was painted black now taken back to chrome but still black spots i might just get mine glossed
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Re: side/window molding help

Here's what I did and the products I used (total cost, about $50 ):

Pulled the moldings off the truck and then sanded away the chrome finish using 180 grit sandpaper. I got them looking sort of like a stainless steel appliance. After that, I hit them with two coats of self-etching primer and then two coats of sandable primer. Once dry, I lightly sanded them down with 400 grit sandpaper, then applied two coats of primer sealer, followed by two coats of Brilliant Black, and then about four coats of clear. Gave them a day to dry and then wet-sanded them with 2000 grit sandpaper, then used a rubbing compound, a polishing compound, and then finished them off with a wax.



I used the TrimBrite tape on the window moldings.

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wow that turned out nice.. thanks for the tip im def going to try it out
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Re: side/window molding help

For some parts you could find someone with a Laredo who wants to swap. That's what I did. I swapped my grill and liftgate handle, then had my door moldings shaved and painted (in theory, i'm still waiting for them to be returned lol) and got painted door handles.

For now I'm leaving the Overland front bumper trim and window trim chrome but I may tint it as I still want some kind of accent.
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