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Old 02-27-2006, 09:50 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

While my L chassis is getting the guts swapped, I figured I could do some body stuff.

I've been looking around but I havent found much info on this. I am thinking about painting my door handles on my 93L. Does this work? Or is it better to track down a set of painted handles?

Also, Does anyone have experience shaving the trim on the sides of the doors? Pictures before and after? Thatd be awesome.

One last thing.... I dont like that chromish trim that runs around above the windows on the doors. Has anyone painted this or done anything that makes it look a bit less cheesy?

Thanks!
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:48 PM   #2
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Post somewhere in the exterior/FAQ section, you will get more help there.

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Old 02-27-2006, 11:59 PM   #3
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Side moldings have holes behind them, you'll need to weld. There's plenty of people who've done it.

Door handles will be easy to have painted by any good bodyshop.

Also, the chrome can be painted, scuff it, get black molding spray paint, or you can track down the molding from the sedans w/o the chrome trim.

That was a quick, easy and painless answer...
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Old 02-28-2006, 03:20 AM   #4
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too bad you are not in norcal. i would LOVE to trade you the black trim for your chrome. ship it over, and i can ship you mine. hahah.

i love chrome trim.
painting door handles i had bad luck with, or my body guy sucked. flaked off after a while. i had hte holes filled as well.

find body man. tell him to take care of.
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:39 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I posted up in exterior, but didnt get a response.

I'll probably paint the door handles, remove and shave the trim (I'm thinking about having that little dent above it smoothed out too) , and trade swapstar for the black trim

For real. I'm gonna head out to SpeedFactor now and make sure my trim is in good shape, and that I can get it off without damaging it. Does anyone know a good way?
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:54 PM   #6
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(I'm thinking about having that little dent above it smoothed out too)
DONT DO THAT....it looks like ****. thats not how the car is suppose to look!
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:52 PM   #7
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hmm, ok I'll take your word for it. Any pictures?
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:23 AM   #8
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no, but here's just w/o the molding:

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Old 03-01-2006, 12:34 AM   #9
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Lookin good! Its also convenient because its white, and so is my car. I might just remove the moulding and be done with it.

Did you paint the chrome trim above your side windows? or did yours come black?

Also, your right around the beltway from me!
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:34 AM   #10
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Its not my car, just an example (though I've been looking for a project like that)

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Old 03-07-2006, 01:25 PM   #11
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actually, in japan and i think in Europe too they didn't put the door guard on the cars, so the pic Moss posted is how they're supposed to look. Americans just get a little extra protection. I blame it on too many oversized SUVs that don't fit properly in parking spots...
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:39 PM   #12
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:34 AM   #13
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actually, in japan and i think in Europe too they didn't put the door guard on the cars, so the pic Moss posted is how they're supposed to look. Americans just get a little extra protection. I blame it on too many oversized SUVs that don't fit properly in parking spots...
Are you referring to the "rain guards" above the windows? if you are...i am over in japan right now and they do come with them. i cant freakin stand it though, they look pretty stupid i want to get them taken off and i think i will if i get the car repainted.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:12 AM   #14
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nope its a molding that goes in the horizontal crease of the door
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:30 AM   #15
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i bought new fenders for my swap and one came with holes for molding, one didn't! im gonna drill and keep my molding on the sides, i like it! my trim is black, and gonna match my flat black paint scheme well --keith
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To remove... couldny you just pry it off, bondo the trenches, sand it smooth, and paint? Nice smooth body.
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To remove... couldny you just pry it off, bondo the trenches, sand it smooth, and paint? Nice smooth body.
yeah, i second this question? Though, using a better body compound than bondo...
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