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Warning "very poor quality repro window trims"
#1
A very big disappointment with the new repro window trims.

I try it very carefully but they deformed very quickly and at last I throw it in the trash bin(use the money for new chrome on the original ones, otherwise it is lost money).

Warning for other people "GO FOR ORIGINAL ONLY", better fitment/quality/thickness also when they are not nice anymore.

eddyw
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#2
Pictures?

-Kurt

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#3
I used the flimsy "cat whiskers" inner and out window seals on mine they sure are flimsy...no doubt about it.
But, if handled gingerly and carefully installed, they are perfect. Been in mine for about 20 years with no issue.
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#4
The way to install the new rear window trim is to glue it in with windshield urathane adhesive.
If you use [ or try to use ] the clips you will bend it.
I have suggested to Dynacorn to fix this issue with no luck.
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OMS;197776 Wrote:The way to install the new rear window trim is to glue it in with windshield urathane adhesive.
If you use [ or try to use ] the clips you will bend it.
I have suggested to Dynacorn to fix this issue with no luck.

Hi,
I use original NOS window trim clips on the car and they are too stiff for the repro trims, the original trims snaps very well on the clips.
Glue is maybe a solution but what to do when you must replace the glass...
That repro trim piece rear window driver side is lost the rest is new.
Next week I install the front windshield...
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cudak888;197752 Wrote:Pictures?

-Kurt

Hi Kurt,

Here some pictures with the original trims, there is dirt (soap rests)to see in the pictures.
The original or flat in color they have no more that nice looking bling bling...
I also use the original drip rail moldings on the side.
What do you think about "the one man job" on the Mustang?

eddyw
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eddyw;197825 Wrote:Here some pictures with the original trims, there is dirt (soap rests)to see in the pictures.
The original or flat in color they have no more that nice looking bling bling...
I also use the original drip rail moldings on the side.
What do you think about "the one man job" on the Mustang?

Looks good, though I see what you mean about the condition of the clear aluminization on the rear trim.

On that note - would anyone here on the forum be able to positively say whether the trim is anodized clear or not? If that's the case, one can strip the original anodizing, polish the trim, and have it clear-anodized again.

I'm only familiar with the anodizing process as it pertains to aluminum, and not stainless steel, but if it is the same process, the trim should come out looking factory original with a minimal number of dips.

-Kurt

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eddyw;197720 Wrote:A very big disappointment with the new repro window trims.

I try it very carefully but they deformed very quickly and at last I throw it in the trash bin(use the money for new chrome on the original ones, otherwise it is lost money).

Warning for other people "GO FOR ORIGINAL ONLY", better fitment/quality/thickness also when they are not nice anymore.

eddyw
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Go here, http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-any-s...=anodizing Post #12

Chuck
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c9zx;197830 Wrote:
eddyw;197720 Wrote:A very big disappointment with the new repro window trims.

I try it very carefully but they deformed very quickly and at last I throw it in the trash bin(use the money for new chrome on the original ones, otherwise it is lost money).

Warning for other people "GO FOR ORIGINAL ONLY", better fitment/quality/thickness also when they are not nice anymore.

eddyw
Sad

Go here, http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-any-s...=anodizing Post #12

Chuck

Hi Chuck,
(The cost of re-anodizing is prohibitively expensive and not accessible to many people. So, you have two choices. Clear coat or leave natural (just wax). I choose to leave natural)
Do they still looking good after a few years?

Thanks,
eddyw
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Mine still look fine after 3 years but, the car is stored inside. If they ever start to look dull, all that is required is to re-polish them, by hand, in place. Chuck
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