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I am prepping my '62 Galaxie for paint and wondered what everyone thinks about trim or no trim.

Mine is a 4 door sedan (center post is a sedan, right?) with what must have been the most impressive trim package ford made that year in terms of shear volume. It has full body side moulding, the rocker panel trim, trunk trim, nose trim on the hood and chrome around the the wheel wells and the rear quarters.

I have the trim off of painting. Do I leave it off and fill the holes and go with no trim or limited trim? Or should I polish it all up and let her blind other drivers?

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It's up to you. You are going to be the one behind the wheel!
To me it seems like a lot of extra work to go thru to fill all of those little holes and make them look good under the paint. I'll watch for pics of your decision.
 

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well it depends .. long as you have all the parts to reinstall the trim and have no complaints about its condition....

welding holes up is time consuming but if ya do it right it can yeild a good lookin ride .... so can good lookin trim again... its your car .. so do what you like....
 

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Me personally, I love the trim on these cars. The stainless is easily polished back to chrome like state, but the aluminum oxidizes and needs to be stripped and repolished and reanodized if desired. Still, when all is chromed and polished, it's like man jewelry. However, we love the whole car right, and they look great plain too, very good cars to do that clean smooth look to.
 

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I'm leaning toward the trim. The anodized stuff if a pain to deal with but it's looks pretty good with the fat base piece with the low gloss black paint on it in the center and the second raised piece that sits on top of it. It's almost as if ford knew that fat black trim would set off the other piece of chrome trim regardless off the color of the car.

Plus the chrome is in keeping with the big ol four door cruiser look.
 

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My trim was missing only the lower rear window corner pieces, but the consistency was rough. Some parts were shimy, others were pitted, the rest was nearly scratched through.

I had them powder coated satin black (powdercoater.com) and am very happy with the results. Now I need to find some black screws and get a new headliner.

http://www.hopublishing.com/0files/trim-1.jpg
http://www.hopublishing.com/0files/trim-2.jpg

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: specnot on 5/22/06 12:09am ]</font>
 
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