side moulding

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side moulding

Postby 3DZ » Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:33 am

to the people that painted the car.

did you keep the side moulding? are there holes in the back side?

for the lower half of the car.

i have a dent on the textured paint. how did you replicate the textured look or did you completely sand the car smooth?
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Postby TEAMFaint » Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:30 am

1) Yes there are holes when you take the side mouldings off, so you will either need to replace them, put them back on if they need fixing, or shave them off.

I personally like the shaved look a whole lot better, and did so with my GTS when I had it repainted.


And what textured part at you talking about? How big of a dent?
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Postby 3DZ » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:32 am

if you look at the lower portion of the car its not as smooth as the rest of the car. it has some texture to it.

did you weld in the holes? how many are there?
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Postby TEAMFaint » Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:28 am

Ah yes I know what you mean. Its pretty hefty. Bodyshops usually try to use rockgaurd to try and get a similar texture, but Im not sure how you would do it on the 5th gens. I never had to do any body work on the GTS in that spot, just simple sand and spray.

With the side mouldings there are no holes on the front fender, or on the rear quarter panel, its just on the door if I do remember correctly.
And there I believe about 3-4 holes.

The holes are verrry small. About the size of a penny. I just fiberglassed over the holes then put some "bondo" over top of it. Then just sanded with a block to create the same bodyline.

You will notice quite a bodyline when you take the moulding off.

Goodluck with whatever you choose! Shaved is the way to go tho!
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Postby toayoztan » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:24 am

TEAMFaint wrote:Shaved is the way to go tho!


Now if we can only convince the ladies the same... :twisted: dirty i know.


As for the rough texture part, i'm curious if having mudguards would help protect that portion so we can have it painted smooth? I personally don't like how it looks textured.

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Postby maxaud » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:31 am

the rear quarter also has holes, two of them. My doors only have two holes each. About the width of a pencil.
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Postby 3DZ » Fri May 30, 2008 6:50 am

can some one post some pictures of shaven door mouldings, i looked around but nothing that i have found have good angles. still can't decide
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Postby zblu81 » Fri May 30, 2008 3:44 pm

I can email you some pics, email me @ ggrimes@homeacres.com and I will send you some of my car. There was a red 93 in the "for sale" sections a few months ago too that had it done.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri May 30, 2008 4:15 pm

I am not sure which I like better. I sort of like the oem molding.
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Postby maxaud » Fri May 30, 2008 6:18 pm

debating wether or not to put mine back on:
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Postby smog7 » Fri May 30, 2008 6:53 pm

^I like that look, nice and clean
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Postby 3DZ » Fri May 30, 2008 7:30 pm

that black one is clean.

the OEM moulding does go well with the lines of the car. but if youlook at that black car. there is a hidden body contour that the moulding is hiding.

so is looks vs functionality

hey maxaud why would you put it back on?
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Postby maxaud » Fri May 30, 2008 10:19 pm

part of me wants to keep the car as much stock as possible.
I also have the side "GT-four RC" decals that need to go back on also, not sure how they'll look without the trim in place.
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Postby 3DZ » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:56 am

took off the side moulding today, the 2 sided sticker are horrible to take off. i scratched up the car, goodthing its going to get painted.

now to shave the holes...
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