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    The whole time reading the first post all I could think of was...why doesnt he just paint it with SEM? That would/will be what I do.

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    ***DO NOT PAINT THESE***

    OMG, I have been in the garage the last 4 hours fighting this crap. It fisheyed, and orangepeeled in the fisheyes. I ruined one of them, and now have to go and buy a new one, and they aren't exactly cheap. After replacing it, I think I am going to give up for a while on them, as I will be in over $100 just trying to make them black and a little shiny.

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    They fisheyed cause of the 10 products you put on them.

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    A little more instructions on removing the window trim.

    Since you like the all black look, I wish I could find my OEM ones so I could help you out. They were only in the sun for 3500 miles.

    http://www.nhtoc.com/vbforum/showthr...ight=blackwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlairTruck View Post
    Or buy the blackwood ones that are for sale on here.
    Actually I hate to say this, but those would probably hold the black paint or plasti-dip better than the OEM HD rubber ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SR81 View Post
    They fisheyed cause of the 10 products you put on them.
    No doubt. 20 products in 2 days and now paint doesn't sit right. Who would have thunk it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SR81 View Post
    They fisheyed cause of the 10 products you put on them.
    No, I re-sanded them and cleaned them with acetone first. I made sure they were clean. May have been that it was 60?? IDK, maybe there was something left in there but I spent the first hour cleaning before the paint came.

    Quote Originally Posted by cayman150 View Post
    A little more instructions on removing the window trim.
    I found a thread about getting them off. Must be some kind of adhesive holding them down, or its just that they have been there for 12 years, but I just had to pull a little harder. I was afraid of bending them.

    Quote Originally Posted by cayman150 View Post
    ..I wish I could find my OEM ones so I could help you out.
    I wish you could find your old ones too, but thats alright, I appreciate you looking for me already!!

    The blackwood ones likely would hold the paint better, but the ones here are going for $350 I think, I can go to my dealer and get a whole brand new set for $225.

    I just found a detail supply store close to me, I am going to see if they have a sample bottle of CarPro Dlux, I really don't want to spend anymore money on this right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlairTruck View Post
    No doubt. 20 products in 2 days and now paint doesn't sit right. Who would have thunk it
    I thought about it, I'm not that dumb. I cleaned and sanded, they were ready for paint. I know that it wasn't the products I used, because I didn't use all the products on all the pieces, and they all fisheyed the same. Maybe it was the temperature, but not for a lack of being cleaned.

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    others have painted theirs in the past with success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlairTruck View Post
    others have painted theirs in the past with success.
    Maybe it was the weather then.

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    I thought Joedpl had some Blackwood trim in the classifieds here for best offer?

    I know its blasphemy to use those are hard to find now and others are looking to get shiny stuff, but I think the paint would hold better to the metal than the rubber for longevity.

    Or I guess if you get new OEM rubber ones from the dealer you can make sure to always keep them up with the dressings since the previous owner probably didn't.

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    Lol well worth the try. Thanks for saving me time and money

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    I have a small amount of Carpro DLux left in a bottle. If you want to PM me your address I'll send it to you to try.
    It may not be enough to do all your trim but it should be enough to use on a section and see if it will do the job.
    ...beats spending $40 to "try" another product. It may not work out for you in this situation but it is worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    I have a small amount of Carpro DLux left in a bottle. If you want to PM me your address I'll send it to you to try.
    It may not be enough to do all your trim but it should be enough to use on a section and see if it will do the job.
    ...beats spending $40 to "try" another product. It may not work out for you in this situation but it is worth a try.
    Dammit man! Thanks! I will take you up on that for sure!! Whats your paypal email so I can at least send you something...

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    I don't want nuttin' (not a lot left in the bottle). It is a "coating" not a dressing.
    A good dressing may last a few weeks. DLux dries and will last for many months.

    Oh Yea...I want your shipping info in a PM.

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