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Old 27 Mar 2017, 10:04 am
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Ok so I am conflicted at the moment. Just bought a Woodie Edition GT ( Love the car) It's loaded to the brim. Interior is 9/10 Exterior is 8/10 Sans 1 small thing. The wood paneling/Vinyl is Mint. No issues on that surface at all. Around the wood is this Rubberized Trim that traces the outline around the wood on the whole body on the car. From what I can tell it was originally a wood pattern but the Florida sun has done away with it and now it's a faded light brown trim that makes the outside look horrible from up close. I am conflicted as to what to do.

A) Sand it down to the bare rubber and keep it unfinished (Would look better than half designed/half plain).

B) Sand it down and paint it ( Conflicted as to either make it matching color of car, a new complimenting trim color for the wood or the body of the car ( Pearl white)

C) Remove it and putting a new one.


Eventually I would like to just repaint the whole vehicle down the road, With the Chrome rims I think it would look awesome just Blacked out. But that's something I couldn't even dare budget at the moment.

Any input, experiences, jokes would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 27 Mar 2017, 10:11 am
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Well first welcome to the show
Second Pics are required to you know prove it is a real PT and not a Robot
Third there are lots of super cools guys on here that will have tons of really cool and doo able ideas
Mr Rob can probably give you input on the vinyl wrap stuff
Im sure Handy can come up with a few ideas and Im am 100% sure that what ever Handy comes up with Nitro will disagree with and have another plan----just saying what we all to be the truth
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This was the moment I pulled up in it and hadn't told my pops I was purchasing a new vehicle. Haha his face was priceless.
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This was the moment I pulled up in it and hadn't told my pops I was purchasing a new vehicle. Haha his face was priceless.
I think your pops wants the PT for himself, he was happy to see you bringing him a new car
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i would recommend trying to mask a small piece to see if you can sand, prime, paint it on the car using a small, soft brush.

if you remove it from the car you'll be buying a $50+ roll of high bond tape.
if you cover it with vinyl on the car you will spend $50-100 for decent vinyl
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i would recommend trying to mask a small piece to see if you can sand, prime, paint it on the car using a small, soft brush.

if you remove it from the car you'll be buying a $50+ roll of high bond tape.
if you cover it with vinyl on the car you will spend $50-100 for decent vinyl
I really don't even like the trim. But I know like you say if I were to remove it, I would have to install a new trim, because from what I can tell it would not look proper without it as I believe they anticipated a trim being on top so the finished wood to white paint/vinyl/clear coat isnt exactly matched up. The trim overly basically gave the impression of the "neat" finish but it is now an ugly "neat Finish"
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Old 27 Mar 2017, 12:06 pm
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So after some intense MSPaint Work I was able to "mock" up a couple options.

Orange to match the ugly blinker marker which I hate ( Can't beat em, join em)

Black to match the pirellis (wish it looked better than it does lol)

and then "matching" the paint color ( Pearl?) which clearly looks the neatest and best. I think I'm gonna just gonna tape it up, and get one of those foam brushes and just take my time and 2 coats of nice paint then spray clear over it. Maybe Semi Gloss not full gloss.

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P.S I left my dad in the photos out of respect lol.

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So after some intense MSPaint Work I was able to "mock" up a couple options.

Orange to match the ugly blinker marker which I hate ( Can't beat em, join em)

Black to match the pirellis (wish it looked better than it does lol)

and then "matching" the paint color ( Pearl?) which clearly looks the neatest and best. I think I'm gonna just gonna tape it up, and get one of those foam brushes and just take my time and 2 coats of nice paint then spray clear over it. Maybe Semi Gloss not full gloss.

Opinions?




P.S I left my dad in the photos out of respect lol.
What about a dark brown closer to the woodgrain panels?
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So after some intense MSPaint Work I was able to "mock" up a couple options.


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I'd go with a lighter tan color - close to the color it was. I think it will look better if it contrasts to the wood that is there, and won't stand out as much since that's what was there to start...
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