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    Question chrome window trims

    hi all thinking about changing the rear quarter windows and window trims from the standard black ones to the chrome ones is it a big job or is it easy to do thanks !

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    No its a awful job if u dont like d.i.y! The doors are simple just unclip off but you have to take the rear quater glass out and replace, and the only way of doin in is by unscrewing both sides of your boot interior and pulling down car roof to get to 3 screws. There is a how2 that suggests takes around an hour per side. I have a mate that wants to swap me his chrome ones but i simply cannot bring my self to do i as it will be a pain and ive heard alot of chrome ones look corroded and shoddy after a while so thought its best to stick with hard black ones! Ha

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    Get some black vinyl off eBay and when it's warmer, wrap the chrome trims.

    It's cheaper and can be done with the trims still on the car.

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    I would gladly swap my black trim for the chrome trim.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    Get some black vinyl off eBay and when it's warmer, wrap the chrome trims.

    It's cheaper and can be done with the trims still on the car.
    Psst Keif, the OP wants to do the opposite
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
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    Doh, You can get chrome vinyl so still can be done.

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    Is the chrome vinyl stuff any good tho. Will it last?


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    If it wasn't such a pain I'd swap my chrome. I hate the ****** stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CritchvxD View Post
    If it wasn't such a pain I'd swap my chrome. I hate the ****** stuff.

    Shame.. I would of done a straight swap..

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    It's just those rear quarters mate. Because its just my luck something would break.
    If they just popped off like the doors do. I'd swap no dramas.

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