Aftermarket window chrome trim

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    I didn't get any close-ups, and not likely to for a few days since the forecast is rain. The fit is good overall, I'd say less than a sixteenth of an inch off and most of that can be attributed to installer error. Back window trim is much wider than door trim.

    The finish is closer to aluminum than chrome, not what I'd call a brushed finish, unless it's a very very fine brush. It coordinates better with my vinyl than a mirror chrome finish, IMO.
     
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    A brand new Ford Edge.... this is factory fit! All new cars are like this!!! Mustangs 057.JPG
     
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    Got a better pic today that shows how it fits up front: 100_0117.JPG
     
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    Looks good Blue Moon! Mine will be delivered Monday!! Polishes stainless...will post pics when installed! :cheers::cheers:
     
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    Looks like the rear quarter piece sits higher both top and bottom compared to the rest of the trim?? Yes, no?? My delivery should be today....sometime!!! :cheers:
     
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    #46 Blue Moon, Jun 19, 2018
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    No, those are even, but in that last pic they're reflecting the sun which makes them look like they're standing out.
     
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    looks good, definitely got to put these on my wish list
     
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    Chrome Stainless

    Rec'd my pkg...excellent wrap job, no damage whatsoever. 1st I gotta say


    HOLY CRAP THEY ARE GORGEOUS !! easy to install, yes 2 people. Some areas are hard to fudge the piece to the correct location but im happy with the final results! IMG_0378.JPG IMG_0396(1).JPG IMG_0395(1).JPG IMG_0393.JPG IMG_0388.JPG IMG_0385.JPG
     
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    I just had a set installed on my 50 years appearance mustang. Got mine directly from ford. Installed by ford dealer. Cost about 2500.00. I have all the black pieces if anyone wants to change their chrome.
     
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    Yikes, hope you're Happy with it! I'm over the top with this set! The quality is excellent and quite honestly you cant really tell the difference! I save $2,334.00 !! That's a lot of chunk change brutha ! Post up some pics! IMG_0402.JPG
     
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    I am a OEM kinda guy. Biggest reason I went with OEM was the way it fit at the top of the quarter window. 012 (600x800).jpg
     
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    Hey, as long as you’re happy!! Looks good. :cheers:
     
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    Looks good Ric! Hey, why you selling your belly pan?
     
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    this is also factory from Ford!! An Escape.... looks like they missed some chrome!! lol all new cars look like this. i do like the Mustang stock chrome.. but sorry, not for all that money. it really does look good on your car though. IMG_0260.JPG
     
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    This Chinese window trim is a stick-on type.
    I'm afraid that it might fly off while I'm driving on the freeway, and hit another car through the windshield like a spear.
    Especially if the car was sitting on the sun in a parking lot for hours before driving on the freeway, and the glue softened.
    Otherwise I would go for it probably.
    My Mustang is oxford white, but my old mazda is also white and has chrome window trims.
     
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    You gotta be kidding me!!! Do you know what 3M tape is!! It will not come off unless you are going in excess of 200mph!! lmao!!! It ain’t going anywhere Dude!! It is worth every cent!! Ford stock trimcan be done for $2500 !! Sure, go that route!!!
     
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    I know it looks really nice, I was considering it too. I might still use it, if there is a proof for its strength and reliability. I would not get the $2500 one, so the Chinese one if it is guaranteed safe, or nothing.

    I'm an engineer. We dont use glue for any structural things, only mechanical fasteners made of metal.
    As I said, if the car sits in a sunny parking lot in a southern state, the glue can get heated to 170F, then most of it's strength may be lost. Even certain plastics get soft that you can re-form them by hand (using gloves). In hot condition, it can slowly detach from the surface. At this softened or detached state, a little 80mph wind on the freeway could rip it off. Unless the 3M tape is rated to retain lets say 90% of its strength up to 170F. Which type of 3M tape is on it? A high-temp variant? Does it have short term (seconds) temperature tolerance, or long term (hours, repeated daily) temperature tolerance?

    https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company...0676+8710815+8711017+8712905+3294857497&rt=r3
     
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    It is all about the prep. the main reason why side scoops, quarter window cover and rear louvers fly off is because people do not clean the surface properly (this includes any type of cleaner material). 3M Tape will not bond to a surface cleaner like Windex or some quick detail wax.
     
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    Love the way it looks on magnetic, especially with silver wheels. It was the first thing I did to my car.


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    @buenoshun, my kit came with adhesive promoter as well as 3M tape. After cleaning, prepping, and applying the promoter, my trim stuck like you wouldn't believe. I don't think I could get it off without a hammer and chisel.
     
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