What are body moldings?
Automotive molding or car body molding are decorative and protective moldings on the car body. The term applies both to the detail and the material. Car moldings include side body molding, lower body molding, door moldings, window moldings, footrest molding, mudflaps, etc.
How are body side moldings attached?
Body side molding from Cowles can be considered a “protective accent.” It comes in the form of a strip with adhesive on one side and an attractive, uniform surface on the other. The adhesive is 3M pressure sensitive acrylic foam attachment tape, which allows for a tight, secure bond.
What is the trim under the car door called?
A simple car door molding or bumper protection molding can save you a lot of time and money later in body shop costs just by protecting the sides of the car or truck with a rubber or vinyl car door molding or strip.
How do you reattach a car side molding?
Apply the Molding to Car’s Body Carefully position the molding, starting at one end, and then slowly push it onto the tape. The tape grabs firmly, so take your time. Once the molding is in place, push it firmly with a rag. Use a back-and-forth motion across the molding to bond the entire length.
Can car molding be painted?
Many cars have plastic trim that comes from the factory black. The plastic material can be painted to either match the color of the car or painted a different color to stand out more. With some paint and materials found at an auto parts store, your plastic trim can be painted in only a few hours.
Can you paint plastic trim on cars?
Over time, the plastic trim on the interior and exterior of your car can get scratched and dirty. If you want to freshen up your car’s trim, all you need to do is apply a few coats of paint. Before you apply the paint, remove and clean the trim so the paint will adhere to the plastic.