Roof Moldings / Rain Gutters and Tail Light Chrome

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I am looking for ideas on how to refurbish the roof moldings on my car. It looks like the rubber coating is coming off and they are shiny underneath. I was think about popping them out, stripping them, and then painting them. Has anyone had any luck with this?

Also, does anyone have a fix or idea for the pealing chrome around the tail lights?

It's a 2012....an idea would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Nathan
 

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There was a thread on the roof moldings about a year ago. Chrome peeling also in here somewhere. Try the search forums link above and run a seperate search for both items and click on the designate the Generation 4 SHO (2010-present) to focus the search on newer models. It will encompass all the subforums inside the Gen4 section.
 

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I did try searching a number of different ways but I didn't have any luck on the roof moldings....the tail light chrome was an after thought when I was typing the roof molding post. I will try again I appreciate the insight.
 

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Plasti dip or buy new parts, everything else is pretty much a waste of time/effort/money.
 

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I think they all use the same chrome flakey stuff. Basically new units just start from scratch regarding sun, rain, debris beating them up. I think I saw someone strip them and paint the affected area black and I also think I saw someone install factory black or body color surround vs the chromed from regular Taurus?? It's been a little while.

https://shoforum.com/index.php?threads/tail-lights-on-these-cars.128101/
https://shoforum.com/index.php?threads/wrapping-the-chrome.134653/

https://www.fordtaurus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1999
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I distinctly remember someone on the forum replacing or refurbishing theirs and talking about end caps for the molding. I can't seem to find it.
 
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Thanks I appreciate your time. I Did find some info but it was older and I was hoping someone figured out a better way. The black car looks kinda silly with shiny roof moldings....[emoji2955]

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Yeah. You can try and strip and repaint or apply a flatter color. There should be new moldings still in inventory for Ford as well as aftermarket parts.
 

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I used 1" carbon fibre tape for the roof runners. 10 dollars max cost.
Looks good and is an inexpensive fix.
Also, I wrapped the tail lights with the crappy chipped chrome with a smoke film edge to edge. That fixes that. 5 bucks in film to wrap them.
 

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I used 1" carbon fibre tape for the roof runners. 10 dollars max cost.
Looks good and is an inexpensive fix.
Also, I wrapped the tail lights with the crappy chipped chrome with a smoke film edge to edge. That fixes that. 5 bucks in film to wrap them.
Do you have any pics....I was kicking around the idea of the carbon tape on the roof moldings. Has it held up¿

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Do you have any pics....I was kicking around the idea of the carbon tape on the roof moldings. Has it held up¿

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Here you go …
 

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The molding look better than I thought they would to be honest. How wide of tape did you have to use and do you wrap it under?

Thanks I appreciate the pictures.

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I am looking for ideas on how to refurbish the roof moldings on my car. It looks like the rubber coating is coming off and they are shiny underneath. I was think about popping them out, stripping them, and then painting them. Has anyone had any luck with this?

Also, does anyone have a fix or idea for the pealing chrome around the tail lights?

It's a 2012....an idea would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Nathan
Got replacement off eBay for roof molding. Painted the brake lights.
 

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yes. very first durable and easily removed, Lasts 5 to 7 years.


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