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Side Molding.,... #423573 Mar 22, 8:03pm Mar 22, 8:03pm
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LilJones OP
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Side Molding.,...
Have a white 2001 Celica, and I want to remove the side molding but I am worried about there being a color difference where the molding was...What do you guys think?

Re: Side Molding.,... [Re: LilJones] #423574 Mar 22, 8:10pm Mar 22, 8:10pm
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I didn't know celicas could come with side molding confused your car is 4 years old so usually there would be a color difference from oxidization, but since your car's white, I don't think you'll see much difference.

Re: Side Molding.,... [Re: speed_celica] #423575 Mar 22, 8:19pm Mar 22, 8:19pm
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I have the same ugly moldings on my GTS, I did a search, with no results. I'm going to have to have a body shop do it...I guess! confused thumbsup


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Re: Side Molding.,... [Re: speed_celica] #423576 Mar 22, 8:19pm Mar 22, 8:19pm
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Yuh I was thinkin kinda the same thing...Maybe a little bit of buffing could even it out.

Re: Side Molding.,... [Re: LilJones] #423577 Mar 23, 2:41am Mar 23, 2:41am
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they are there for a reason...however if you want to take them off...go right ahead..i believe the color difference wouldn't be that noticeable.

Re: Side Molding.,... [Re: Virgilson] #423578 Mar 23, 4:25am Mar 23, 4:25am
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^^^^ what is the reason?


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Re: Side Molding.,... [Re: Weasel] #423579 Mar 23, 4:29am Mar 23, 4:29am
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The side molding is ugly as shit dude...I dont know about you, but I dont like it...Makes the car look like a grama car...Like it when the car has a smooth look to it...
Compare these two images...The sig I have removed the moldings and pinstrip in photoshop. Looks sooo much better.

With molding:
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Without molding:
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Re: Side Molding.,... [Re: LilJones] #423580 Mar 23, 8:13am Mar 23, 8:13am
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^^^^^^^^^ it really makes a big difference!!! it looks much better without the side molding!!!


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Re: Side Molding.,... [Re: mkvirus] #423581 Mar 23, 10:18am Mar 23, 10:18am
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I've never seen those moldings on a celica before... and I agree, they're ugly as hell! I would definitly take them off! Just do a poilsh and wax after you're done, you won't be able to see the difference! thumbsup

Re: Side Molding.,... [Re: speed_celica] #423582 Mar 23, 12:31pm Mar 23, 12:31pm
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thats the first celica i see w/side molding thumbsdown


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Re: Side Molding.,... [Re: kmlgts] #423583 Mar 23, 10:16pm Mar 23, 10:16pm
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how are the moldings mounted on the car? i know on some cars if you take off the moldings you have to fill the holes and repaint

Re: Side Molding.,... [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #423584 Mar 23, 11:14pm Mar 23, 11:14pm
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Originally Posted by sweetnuts4sale
how are the moldings mounted on the car? i know on some cars if you take off the moldings you have to fill the holes and repaint

Usually that's only for those big fat moldings. For the thin ones like he has I'm pretty sure they're just attached with some sort of adhesive.

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