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LilJones
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LilJones Mar 23, 4:03am - #423573 

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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?
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speed_celica
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speed_celica Mar 23, 4:10am - #423574 

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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.
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zugzug12
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zugzug12 Mar 23, 4:19am - #423575 

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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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LilJones
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LilJones Mar 23, 4:19am - #423576 

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Yuh I was thinkin kinda the same thing...Maybe a little bit of buffing could even it out.
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Virgilson Mar 23, 10:41am - #423577 

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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.
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Weasel Mar 23, 12:25pm - #423578 

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^^^^ what is the reason?

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LilJones
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LilJones Mar 23, 12:29pm - #423579 

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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.

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mkvirus
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mkvirus Mar 23, 4:13pm - #423580 
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^^^^^^^^^ it really makes a big difference!!! it looks much better without the side molding!!!

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speed_celica
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speed_celica Mar 23, 6:18pm - #423581 

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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
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kmlgts Mar 23, 8:31pm - #423582 

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thats the first celica i see w/side molding thumbsdown

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sweetnuts4sale Mar 24, 6:16am - #423583 
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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
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speed_celica
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speed_celica Mar 24, 7:14am - #423584 

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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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