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Re: Chrome on Side moldings

Aaaannnndddd 8 years later I found something that works, at least for the 87-88 cars. It's made by 3m, Silver Polyester Metalized Film Tape 1/2" Width.

https://www.grainger.com/product/15C477?gclid=COflnqTds9ICFUK5wAodrvMFuQ&cm_mmc=PPC:GOOGLEPLAA-_-Adhesives%2C%20Sealants%20and%20Tape-_-Tapes-_-15C477&AL!2966!3!50916781677!!!g!104636078517!&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!50916781677!!!g!104636078517!&ef_id=V0NsfgAABDQah4wP:20170228212508:s

Grainger sells it. A 5 yard roll (15 feet) is enough to do the rubber side moldings between the wheels. It has an acrylic backing (like body side molding tape) and, if applied to a clean, grease free surface, sticks like crazy. It only needs to be trimmed at the ends as it is the perfect width to cover the chrome strip in the moldings .

Found this.  How is it holding up..?
Mike

Re: Re: Chrome on Side moldings

Reply #1
It's holding up great. Still looks like when I applied it. A caveat: my car lives in a garage (sometimes also under a cover) when not in use, is washed with water twice a year (the rest of the time is quick detailer or waterless wash), and lives a pretty pampered life. If you car doesn't it might not last as long. If/when the 3M tape goes bad I'd get a vinyl graphics shop to cut me a 1/2" diameter roll of chrome automotive vinyl and use that.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

 

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Reply #2
It's holding up great. Still looks like when I applied it. A caveat: my car lives in a garage (sometimes also under a cover) when not in use, is washed with water twice a year (the rest of the time is quick detailer or waterless wash), and lives a pretty pampered life. If you car doesn't it might not last as long. If/when the 3M tape goes bad I'd get a vinyl graphics shop to cut me a 1/2" diameter roll of chrome automotive vinyl and use that.

Maybe I should just go with this instead?  Think it would hold up better?

https://www.moproauto.com/1-2-x-150ft-professional-vinyl-solid-pin-striping-roll/

Edit.  I pulled the trigger on the above link product, well see how it goes. 
Mike

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Reply #3
It's holding up great. Still looks like when I applied it. A caveat: my car lives in a garage (sometimes also under a cover) when not in use, is washed with water twice a year (the rest of the time is quick detailer or waterless wash), and lives a pretty pampered life. If you car doesn't it might not last as long. If/when the 3M tape goes bad I'd get a vinyl graphics shop to cut me a 1/2" diameter roll of chrome automotive vinyl and use that.

Maybe I should just go with this instead?  Think it would hold up better?

https://www.moproauto.com/1-2-x-150ft-professional-vinyl-solid-pin-striping-roll/

Edit.  I pulled the trigger on the above link product, well see how it goes. 

Does it come in chrome?
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

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Reply #4
It's holding up great. Still looks like when I applied it. A caveat: my car lives in a garage (sometimes also under a cover) when not in use, is washed with water twice a year (the rest of the time is quick detailer or waterless wash), and lives a pretty pampered life. If you car doesn't it might not last as long. If/when the 3M tape goes bad I'd get a vinyl graphics shop to cut me a 1/2" diameter roll of chrome automotive vinyl and use that.

Maybe I should just go with this instead?  Think it would hold up better?

https://www.moproauto.com/1-2-x-150ft-professional-vinyl-solid-pin-striping-roll/

Edit.  I pulled the trigger on the above link product, well see how it goes. 

Does it come in chrome?
Doesn't appear to.  Maybe email them and see what they can do?
Mike