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Topic Header.<p>Did you paint them yourself?<p>EDIT: I did do the search but wasn unable to find anyone that has done them THEMSELVES. It doesnt seem like it would be too hard, just tedious.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Copeland at 3:03 PM 6-23-2006</i>
 

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Re: Has anyone painted the trim on thier R up to the '05 Models? (Copeland)

You know many have.<br>While I didn't do the work personally, I have been there during <B>the prep </B>which is what all the work is about.<br>The painting is the easy part<br>Why do you care unles you plan on doing your S80
 

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Right the sanding etc.... how difficult is the removal of the trim? I know you have sent 3 of your vehicles for this to be done<p><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">Why do you care unles you plan on doing your S80 </TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> you got me!<br>
 

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Re: (Copeland)

a topic for the s80 forum.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Right the sanding etc.... how difficult is the removal of the trim? I know you have sent 3 of your vehicles for this to be done<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> you got me!<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yes and I'm not going into it. Use the archives for a search, <B>plenty of threads.</B><br>If you ARE planning on doing an S80, you have those little chrome strips in the side molding making yours really hard to do properly.<br>PLEASE, take it to the S80 forum where this and you belong
 

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My suggestion would be looking into new trim from a 2002.5 or newer, just for the middle portion of the car. After doing a <B>search</B> (cough, cough), this has been brought up several times, and the work involved seems to be a PITA. The painted moldings came out later for S60s, which is why people had them painted. I think if they were available people just would have bought a new set (and painted them if they only came primed). The R's front & rear bumper changed from 04-05, which is why those with 04s still could not just go out and by a new set.
 

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Fronts are the same on 04-06 Rs, I just painted a SMOOTH set of 06 front strips to replace my old chipped up ones<br><B>Just the rear is different</B>
 

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I did do a search and found a few threads on it....but I could not find one where the owner himself has actually done it..<p>Ill do a more thorough search, thanks I roll <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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I don't think any OWNER actually has done it, it really requires a body shop<br>(Unless an owner is an automotive painter)
 
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