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Old 09-28-2006
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due to the way mine behaved after it sustaned damage i believe they are metal with a rubber coating so that guy who painted his may have just sanded them down
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Old 09-28-2006
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It wouldnt be that hard at all to make fiberglass window trims....
make a mold, and make new ones out of fiberglass.....or go to ford...

no the fiberglass wont stick to rubber, but you can make a mold and make them out of fiberglass though..

Rocky
you might want to reconsider that statement. why do 1-2 weeks of work when you can paint them like that red truck in a day and be done with it.
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Once I get some time in my busy work/school schedule, I'll try cleaning it first. If that doesn't work I'll Try Armor All or something like it. If I still don't have any luck, Ill try takin them off and sanding then painting them. I'll repost with progress...unless someone beats me. Does anybody know how to take them off?
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UPDATE!!

I tried windex, and armor all. No help. I then took the drivers side one off and sanded and painted it. It looks so much better. no more splotches anywhere. One problem...I cant get the trim piece to stay on anymore! I still have a lil work to do. I think on the passenger side I'll just tape it off and paint it right on the truck.
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Old 09-29-2006
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UPDATE!!

I tried windex, and armor all. No help. I then took the drivers side one off and sanded and painted it. It looks so much better. no more splotches anywhere. One problem...I cant get the trim piece to stay on anymore! I still have a lil work to do. I think on the passenger side I'll just tape it off and paint it right on the truck.
PICS!!!!!!
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I think I fixed it!

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Tools Required:
-Painters tape
-Newspaper
-Windex
-Rags
-Black Krylon Fusion paint
-1 hour of time

Here ya go everyone. I'd do a How-to but I am not privilaged enough to post there.

Before:
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Tape Off everything you dont want painted:
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Sand LIGHTLY!! I used 220 Grit (Important: make sure you feel the seal with your fingers. if you still feel bumps, keep sanding. You can have a smooth surface even though you still see the splotches. The paint will cover up the splotches. If it does not feel bumpy anymore, your ready to paint)
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Clean with windex to get all the dirt off:
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Painting:
I used Black Krylon Fusion because on the back it says it's made for hard vinyl as well as plastic.
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After three coats and no more tape and newspaper, It looks a lot better. I don't know how it will stand up to abuse but until then, I like it.
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Hope this helps!
Thanks for all the help everyone.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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It does look good, but the question is how long will it last....

Fusion is some good paint but i dont know how long it will last before it fades / peels / looks like crap


Rocky

Ecspecially on the weatherstrip for the window....if your window is down and you have you arm out the window all of the paint will crack from it bending down
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nice job....now mask it all off again and add a couple coats of clear.....the Krylon Fusion is good if it has a good amount of clear on it....
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I put clear on the driver side and it kinduv melted in the Florida sun. It already looks like crap again. The passengar side is the one in the pics. So far so good for the passangar side but the drivers side is a different story.
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if all else fails use simple old peanut butter i used it in the past works well
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There is deffinitly metal under them because I have a dent in one of mine, It would be nice to have them color matched, or even like a gloss black.
Yeah drivers side has dents cause of some large hail stones that hit it.............it is metal under the rubber
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Old 10-12-2006
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I believe they are EPDM rubber. 303 protectant restores them up pretty good, and so does Meguiar's vinyl cleaner.

I pretty much have taken to ignoring mine since they are so scratched from offroading.
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