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Old 27-07-2020, 08:39 PM   #1
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I have installed the outer scraper/chrome trim on my beetle project. I bought the ĎGerman qualityí trim from custom and commercial so was expecting a good fit, ha ha.
The trim is correctly installed along the bottom and the quarter light is back in. Iíve fitted the felt runner clips which should hold it neatly in place to my nos mexi doors, but the trim along the top has a 2mm gap. Which looks rubbish. I figured to help the clips if I drill and fit some small self tapers at the top it would pull it tight but no joy. At this point Iíve run out of ideas. If I push the trim firmly up the gap will close, but when I let go it springs back. I didnít have this bother on my last project but I managed to source genuine Vw scraoers. Any suggestions on improving fit or appearance?
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Did you remember to re-fit the tiny hidden self tapping screw at the top front end of the trim ? If the clips at the top are holding the inside part of the trim tightly to the door, the gap could be from the 'rolled' part of the trim itself. Could be poor quality trim or just slight distortion in storage, transit, or during fitting.
I had a simiar issue re-fitting an original trim to the door it came from (after respray), it must have got distorted during the removal process. I removed the trim and gently reshaped the outer edge to make it sit flush to the door frame. the ally is quite soft, and can be shaped just with finger pressure.
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Did you remember to re-fit the tiny hidden self tapping screw at the top front end of the trim ? If the clips at the top are holding the inside part of the trim tightly to the door, the gap could be from the 'rolled' part of the trim itself. Could be poor quality trim or just slight distortion in storage, transit, or during fitting.
I had a simiar issue re-fitting an original trim to the door it came from (after respray), it must have got distorted during the removal process. I removed the trim and gently reshaped the outer edge to make it sit flush to the door frame. the ally is quite soft, and can be shaped just with finger pressure.
Thanks. Iíve managed to improve it, although itís very easy to damage it!
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Thanks. Iíve managed to improve it, although itís very easy to damage it!
Good news.
Yes they are quite soft, I've had foil pie trays with better strength.
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