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Old 02 Feb 2015, 09:01 pm
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Amazing how much more careful you have to be to remove parts from cars that YOU own rather than the pickapart cars! HA.
Looking good. The contrast is striking and when all is done should be really nice looking.
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Yes, it kinda depends on your colors/color theme.
I remember that a lot of the mods on soonercruiser were red/white/and black!

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Old 06 May 2015, 11:09 pm
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So, going with the knowledge that I'm anal about masking, how bad an idea would it be to attempt painting the pillars on the car?
A painter at my wife's Toyota dealership mentioned "roping off" the weatherstripping in order to get the paint everywhere it needs to go (sliding a thin piece of clothes line under the stripping to old it up away from the painting surface).
This was during a discussion about fixing some clear damage on the roof.
I'd love to go body color with the pillars; but I can see damage lurking in the removal process.
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Old 06 May 2015, 11:14 pm
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So, going with the knowledge that I'm anal about masking, how bad an idea would it be to attempt painting the pillars on the car?
A painter at my wife's Toyota dealership mentioned "roping off" the weatherstripping in order to get the paint everywhere it needs to go (sliding a thin piece of clothes line under the stripping to old it up away from the painting surface).
This was during a discussion about fixing some clear damage on the roof.
I'd love to go body color with the pillars; but I can see damage lurking in the removal process.
They come off rather easey But It's really easey to mask them off as well.
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Old 06 May 2015, 11:20 pm
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So, going with the knowledge that I'm anal about masking, how bad an idea would it be to attempt painting the pillars on the car?
A painter at my wife's Toyota dealership mentioned "roping off" the weatherstripping in order to get the paint everywhere it needs to go (sliding a thin piece of clothes line under the stripping to old it up away from the painting surface).
This was during a discussion about fixing some clear damage on the roof.
I'd love to go body color with the pillars; but I can see damage lurking in the removal process.
They are really easy to remove, just see posts #6 & #13 in this thread. I think you will get much better results doing them off the car.
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