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Old 03-11-2017, 08:57 PM   #21
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Not knowing what yours look like, most of the rust I've seen on the backside of stainless trim is a stain from the clip that fastens the trim to the body. Original clips are usually rusty somewhere even if otherwise in good shape. Others are about to fail.

I wouldn't worry about it too much if it won't show, as it's just a stain and not a flaw. And you'll install new clips if they are rusty.
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"correct" I've got a complete set of new clips
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Are you guys putting anything, in terms of a gasket, between the stainless trim and the body? If so, what are you using?
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Believe it or not, I have been using hot water and SOS pads to clean the back side of ALL the stainless trim I restore. It cleans well, and will brighten the trim. I do this so I can find the dents from the back side. If I can't see it how am I going to know where to straighten.

Scotch bright pads will also work, but they leave fine scratches and this hinders being able to see the dent from the back side. But it will remove the stain from the clips.
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Are you guys putting anything, in terms of a gasket, between the stainless trim and the body? If so, what are you using?
I don't recommend this. The trim was designed to fit on the surface. If you put something between it, it will lift the trim. Around windows and such this will become a problem.
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Is there any good "How to remove trim from a 57 2door hardtop"?
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Here are photos of the finished trim fielddad (Jerry Hooper) sent me. These were shipped back to him on 3/10/17









The fine polishing marks seen in the photos are the result of the flash of the camera. They are not as visible in natural light
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Looks better than new !!! later Jason
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Is there any good "How to remove trim from a 57 2door hardtop"?
What ever you do PLEASE DON'T PRY IT OFF.

All of the side trim has stud and nut or screws that hold it on the ends. Most of the fender trim has stud and nut clips all the way front to back.
The lower windshield has clips with studs and nuts. The nuts need to be removed from inside. The ends have screws on them that are in the jamb of the windshield post.
The upper windshield trim is placed into a slot in the rubber gasket BEFORE the windshield is installed in the car. The windshield and gasket must be pulled to release the trim.
All the belt line, vent window trim has screws holding it on. The windows and vent inner frame MUST be removed BEFORE you can access the screws.
The rear quarter stainless has screws holding it on, the quarter window MUST be removed to access the screws.
The flippers and the upper window guide for the quarter window has screw holding it on. Locate and remove them.
The Rear "B" post sail panel has a tab on the back that is hidden by the rear window trim. It has a screw holding it in.
To remove the rear window trim: remove the upper 90 degree corners first. They have a stud that goes inside the car. Remove the nut and push the stud out. The 3 main pcs of stainless have claw hook clips that hold it in place. They make a special tool to release the clips. Sometimes you can get it off without the tool. Most of the time if you pry on it you will damage it. I have fixed 100's of these with problems caused from poor removal. Many have to be replaced because they were ripped off and the distortion is not repairable.
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Here are photos of the finished trim fielddad (Jerry Hooper) sent me. These were shipped back to him on 3/10/17









The fine polishing marks seen in the photos are the result of the flash of the camera. They are not as visible in natural light
Looks good, can't wait to get them on the car.
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where can I get some trim clips for the stainless that goes above & below my door windows on a 4 door wagon. only need a few.

anybody on here polish aluminum trim? thanks, Larry
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