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Tech Questions and How-To Articles => Mitsubishi Related => Topic started by: Se7en62 on December 06, 2018, 01:20:44 PM

Title: Window Trim Rejuvination! - RECOMMENDED
Post by: Se7en62 on December 06, 2018, 01:20:44 PM
So, I have this outlined in my build thread (https://forum.adventuredrivendesign.com/index.php/topic,489.0.html) but wanted to share it with the greater Montero community. I wanted to fix the ugly chrome trim after the factory black coating had cracked and begun to flake off. I had already peeled as much as I could off during the summer time. I recommend a razor blade and some patience to get it as clean as possible. When cutting I left about a millimeter of factory seal above and below the rubberized material that fits to the truck.

Anyhow, once it was done, I had a can of this rust-oleum undercoat spray in my garage and thought I'd give it a shot. Turns out it worked perfectly and has held up really well over the last few months.

Note: I didn't have to both with the windshield trim because Safe-Lite came and replaced the windshield and all the trim and now it's all black too, but I'm sure it'll work there just as well.

(https://i.ibb.co/Gd7R5JP/20181010-185021.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/T4fV3cM/20181011-182119.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/NnXQ7nT/20181011-205252.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/8xmCVQ3/20181011-182129.jpg)
Title: Re: Window Trim Rejuvination! - RECOMMENDED
Post by: JohnnyBfromPeoria on January 06, 2019, 11:12:53 PM
Nicely done.

John B.
Title: Re: Window Trim Rejuvination! - RECOMMENDED
Post by: RockyMountainMS on April 05, 2019, 08:03:27 PM
Looks good, I just bought a 2nd gen Montero and will also have to do this.

For those who's factory trim is still in tact, there is a simple trick to keep it from cracking. It sounds strange but a small coat of vegetable oil every now and then keeps this stuff healthy. I have a 1999 3000GT VR-4 (previously owned a 1991 3000GT VR-4) and they have basically the same trim. People would always ask me how I kept mine in such good shape... That was my little secret, odd, but it works.

-Aaron