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Old 10-25-2013, 12:15 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Chrome Strip Help

I know this has been covered and I know this is a problem with a lot of 6th gens. I know people were talking about repainting these or using trimbrite tape to go over them. Other people seem to just have bubbles in the mysterious tape over the chrome strips but my strips are peeling and looks pretty bad. This is where my question comes in. At this point I decided that I am going to use black trimbrite and just tape them but I dont know if I can do that with all the peeling in the tape right now. The chrome looks pretty shot underneath so I dont even care about how that looks anymore thats why I am going with the trimbrite. How would I take an approach to do the trimbrite on these though? Will i be able to go right over the old existing peeling tape or should I attempt to sand them off until the previous tape is completely off and than do the trimbrite? Help

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I wouldn't sand anything while they're on the car just in case you accidently hit the paint. If it's really peeling then I would say sure peel the rest off so that when you apply the tirmbrite, you dont have uneven layers on there. But if its not peeling and just looks faded then I just went over it without doing any prep work.
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:00 PM   Thread Starter #3
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I wouldn't sand anything while they're on the car just in case you accidently hit the paint. If it's really peeling then I would say sure peel the rest off so that when you apply the tirmbrite, you dont have uneven layers on there. But if its not peeling and just looks faded then I just went over it without doing any prep work.
Yea it is definitely peeling, you can see in the pics a little bit. If I were to sand it I would take them off the car first but I heard they are very flimsy and bend easily so idk what to do.
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Default Re: Chrome Strip Help

I sanded mine on the car. But I also had masking tape double layered to make sure I didn't hit paint and I didn't use a very aggressive sand paper to make sure if I did hit paint it wouldn't screw it up completely.
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Default Re: Chrome Strip Help

Originally Posted by Tsulz View Post
I know this has been covered and I know this is a problem with a lot of 6th gens. I know people were talking about repainting these or using trimbrite tape to go over them. Other people seem to just have bubbles in the mysterious tape over the chrome strips but my strips are peeling and looks pretty bad. This is where my question comes in. At this point I decided that I am going to use black trimbrite and just tape them but I dont know if I can do that with all the peeling in the tape right now. The chrome looks pretty shot underneath so I dont even care about how that looks anymore thats why I am going with the trimbrite. How would I take an approach to do the trimbrite on these though? Will i be able to go right over the old existing peeling tape or should I attempt to sand them off until the previous tape is completely off and than do the trimbrite? Help

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Peel off as much as you can and cover it with blackout tape. It's pretty good and it should cost no more than $18 for two rolls and you can do both sides. I've had mine for about 2-3yrs and it's still going strong.
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Default Re: Chrome Strip Help

I used plasti dip. Looks good even after six months. $5 a can and u won't use half on the strips. U would need to hit it with 2000 grit to get off the loose peeling. Won't have to be prefect but from the pics I would prep them. Mine were in bad shape too. Maybe not as bad as yours though.
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