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Old 26th May 2017, 07:11 AM
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There is an easier way, get a black interior
Good idea Brian.

Leave your car unlocked at the meet. I'll bring my tools
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Old 26th May 2017, 07:16 AM
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Truth is I have only just downloaded the photos in the last few minutes and I cannot really say that I can see the difference!! I attach a few photos to see what you think. I have used 3mm "chrome" trim to highlight the drab grey trim lines. As you can see, the rings are sat on top of the grey, plastic rings (as I didnt want to drill out the originals) and whilst it gives them a slightly "3-D" appearance you can see the slight mismatch in size (only 2-3mm - but it shows).
You've done a very neat job of the chrome lines

Was that just self-adhesive chrome strip?
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Old 26th May 2017, 08:22 AM
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You've done a very neat job of the chrome lines

Was that just self-adhesive chrome strip?
Thanks, yes, just 3mm chrome strip with 3M backing. Another couple of photos which show off the lines....
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Old 26th May 2017, 09:33 AM
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Thanks, yes, just 3mm chrome strip with 3M backing. Another couple of photos which show off the lines....
Well I guess we'll find out soon enough if 3M backing can cope with the heat under there!

If we arrive at the meet, your horizontal strips hanging vertically and my rings stuck to the underside of the bonnet, we'll know we need to find a more suitable adhesive!
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Old 26th May 2017, 10:16 AM
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Well I guess we'll find out soon enough if 3M backing can cope with the heat under there!

If we arrive at the meet, your horizontal strips hanging vertically and my rings stuck to the underside of the bonnet, we'll know we need to find a more suitable adhesive!
I'm working on the theory that the hotter it is, the stickier the glue will be

now, where's that fire extinguisher......
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Old 27th May 2017, 07:46 PM
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There is an easier way, get a black interior
Now that's a bit drastic! Who'd want a black car with black leather? You'll be suggesting we replace the chrome with black next!
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Old 27th May 2017, 07:59 PM
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Now that's a bit drastic! Who'd want a black car with black leather? You'll be suggesting we replace the chrome with black next!
well why not....
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Old 19th June 2017, 07:28 PM
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Yes, please.

Would be great to know if it'll survive a 2-3 of months of summer driving.
Just to update: Rings are still stuck solid after several hundred miles, including various drives in the present heatwave we're having






How are your horizontal chrome strips holding out David?
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Old 19th June 2017, 07:48 PM
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... and the stripes are still ok too.
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And the beadings still ok on mine too . Must find time for some beading porn...
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