05-10-05, 08:45 AM
I have a 96 fwb and I want to recoat the trim around the bottom of my vinyl top. It's right under the rear window and fading. My car is blue and the trim is blue, but I don't know how to paint it or where to get the paint from. Any help is appreciated. thanks
05-10-05, 09:19 AM
Get your paint code from the inside of the trunk. Then go to www.duplicolor.com (http://www.duplicolor.com) and order some paint. You can also get duplicolor from Autozone, advanced auto, etc.
05-10-05, 11:54 AM
It's right under the rear window and fading.
My vinyl top trim has already faded and is now peeling.
But I am thinking about stripping it completely and then polishing it, since it's aluminum.
The cheapest way to fix your problem, would be to buy some spray paint at Pep Boys.
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05-10-05, 09:50 PM
Weird...my all white '93s is still all original and doing perfectly fine after 12 years. The large vinyl sheets could use a slight sprucing up, but the trim is one area that's perfect.
Maybe it's the darker color of you guys' cars/tops absorbing more heat and baking more than mine would.
05-11-05, 10:07 PM
An ounce of prevention......so the saying goes. I can't get my Fltwd. in the garage, so I try to cover it as often as possible. The sun is our worst enemy.
My trim is also losing paint. That trim strip is aluminum, and paint doesn't adhear to it as well as a good base coat primer. I looked for a Duplicolor match in a few parts stores. Even used the duplicolor catalog, and they didn't have a match for my '94 Dark Adriadic Blue. The dealer has the paint, but only with a small touchup brush applicator.
The smallest amount of matching original paint I could get from the local supplier is one pint. That and a budget air brush kit from the hobby would do the trick for that piece of trim. If you can take the trim off and run it over to a local body shop, it may cost less than $75.