Stainless Trim Cleaning

Discussion in 'Detailing Topic' started by rcb1970Z28, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. rcb1970Z28

    rcb1970Z28 Member

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    Any thoughts on cleaning/removing old paint, etc from stainless trim (without scratching the hell out of it)? I'm talking about the channels that hold the door weatherstrip seal. Also, looks like there was an original gasket between these channels & the body. Any ideas on where I can get a replacement gasket? Thanks, Rich
     
  2. AKohler883

    AKohler883 Veteran Member

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    Scotchbrite pad.

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    from another Pennsylvanian
     
  3. rcb1970Z28

    rcb1970Z28 Member

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    Thank you. Scotchbrite worked great...no scratches...and polishing up nice.
     
  4. jthomas

    jthomas Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I had a set of badly scratched drip mouldings and sent them to a guy on this forum: 79CamaroMan. He removed all the scratches and they looked brand new. If you aren't happy when you are done, send him a PM for an estimate. He does great work...

    For the replacement gasket I used some waterproof foam stripping that they sell at autobody supply shops. Can't recall the name of it but it is about 1/32 inch thick and an inch wide and has adhesive on one side...stick it on the channel and screw it back onto the car. Works great. Call your local auto body supplier...they should be able to hook you up with something similar.

    WELCOME
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    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010
  5. rcb1970Z28

    rcb1970Z28 Member

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    Hey, thanks for the advice. The 1/32" thick stripping you mention sounds right...just have to find it now. Stick it to the channel, and screw it on. I'm thinking I don't want to use (or need) any adhesive when I screw it on.
     
  6. LiquideGuy

    LiquideGuy Member

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    What color of scotchbrite pad? red,grey or white.
     
  7. mjoc

    mjoc Veteran Member

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    I found a product called NOXON 7 that works wonders with a little elbow grease. And leaves a very nice shine.


    Mike
     

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