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Old 09-14-2015, 11:42 AM
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Rust on front window trim, what paint looks similar?

The window trim looks like a semi gloss/flat black (like the wiper arms)

I'm getting corrosion between the trim and rubber, and because they are $100 + tax each, going to sand and paint and see how that looks.

Any suggestions or tips??

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Old 09-14-2015, 12:16 PM
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I suggest you try vinyl wrapping them first.

I painted my trim....it did not last. Chipped after a few months.

I sanded and cleaned the pieces off the car properly too.

The trim pieces are also aluminum. They should not rust.
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I vinyl wrapped my trim too. It's been on for a few years now with no issues of peeling or bubbling. Go with the gloss black and you've got shadowline trim.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:58 PM
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I painted my trim over a year ago and no issues in the Florida heat and rain. It's all in the prep work. I sanded, primered, painted, and clearcoated.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:26 PM
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Found this link for the shadow line film:
http://shadowlinetrim.com/shadowlinevinyls.html

What did having them covered cost??
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:26 PM
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I painted my trim over a year ago and no issues in the Florida heat and rain. It's all in the prep work. I sanded, primered, painted, and clearcoated.
What paint did you use?
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