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I was wondering if there was a way to get color matched moldings on a 2004 S60R? I read a short tutorial on this but was wondering if there are any other ways to accomplish this?<p>"Because the pieces are textured and plastic, Kurz Automotive first had to remove the mouldings and sand them with 180 grit sandpaper. They were then primed with Spies Hecker's Vario primer with flex additive. Once dry, they were then wet sanded with 600 grit paper. After that, three coats of Titanium Gray base were applied and followed by two coats of clear coat. Finally, they were wet sanded once more with 2000 grit, and buffed and polished with 3M polish compound for dark color paint."
 

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Re: Color Matched Moldings (BryanR)

Not much help here but I really like the black molding...as long as you maintain them so they don't get light gray...I didn't bother because of the cost. Also I'm sure others will chime in but the bumper molding is different ro something as well...
 

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this is true....but I was thinking, cant one obtain the moldings from an 05+ (R or not, any s60 should do) and swap them out minus the rear bumper portion and do the task mentioned above? im sure it would be easier and less time consuming.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BryanR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was wondering if there was a way to get color matched moldings on a 2004 S60R? I read a short tutorial on this but was wondering if there are any other ways to accomplish this?<p>"Because the pieces are textured and plastic, Kurz Automotive first had to remove the mouldings and sand them with 180 grit sandpaper. They were then primed with Spies Hecker's Vario primer with flex additive. Once dry, they were then wet sanded with 600 grit paper. After that, three coats of Titanium Gray base were applied and followed by two coats of clear coat. Finally, they were wet sanded once more with 2000 grit, and buffed and polished with 3M polish compound for dark color paint."</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not really.<br>I've done many of these in the past. The hardest (actually tedious) part of the labor is the sand-prime, sand-prime, sand-prime, etc.<br><B>This really needs to be done 3-4 times to make them smooth.</B><br>You can buy 2005 and newer smooth moldings, you will pay for the moldings but it's a simple prime and paint process so you save hours in labor, almost a wash unless you plan to do this yourself.<br>The only piece you would have to use that process is the lower portion of the rear bumper (PIA) and the little ends ont he front bumper (easy).<p>You can't just "swap" the rear bumper unless you buy all the supports behind it, it's different from an 04 and mounts differently<br>JRL
 

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Re: Color Matched Moldings (BryanR)

<A HREF="http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=AccessoryCatalog&catalogid=4814&siteid=213784&categoryID=93278&subcat1=93288" TARGET="_blank">http://www.trademotion.com/par...93288</A> <p>Abount 1/2 way down the page. Be prepared for sticker shock
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jstro</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <A HREF="http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=AccessoryCatalog&catalogid=4814&siteid=213784&categoryID=93278&subcat1=93288" TARGET="_blank">http://www.trademotion.com/par...93288</A> <p>Abount 1/2 way down the page. Be prepared for sticker shock</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> no thanks.
 

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Re: Color Matched Moldings (BryanR)

Well, that's a bit absurd, I get them for MUCH cheaper than that
 

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Re: Color Matched Moldings (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, that's a bit absurd, I get them for MUCH cheaper than that</TD></TR></TABLE><p>How MUCH cheaper?
 
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