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What about the side molding on the car? *Pictures*
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Nobbi  



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These panels are original installed only for the turbo version.
(At least for the european market).
I know that because i bought the set 15 years ago at my local porsche dealer. The set comes with the metal bracket for the long sections, to make it stiffer. I used it to cover some bad looking dents on the side....
You can find the part nr. in the parts catalouge.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joecitizennn wrote:
The thicker molding was on all SE cars. It was also on 944 and late 924s cars. The thin molding peels off of my 87 easily.


i want to do this on my 87 as well. should i be worried about paint damage? what process did you use?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fingernail is the best method. I just pulled up on the already peeling end of the black strip and slowly carefully pulled it away from the car. It is a plastic molding with what appears to be an aluminum strip inside. The adhesive is black, dense and rubbery. To get it off the car I used my fingernail. Pull up a stool because it takes some time. In some spots the glue can be very hard and is difficult to pick off, and in other spots it is soft and comes off a couple inches a minute. After I had peeled the adhesive off I used turtlewax bug and tar remover to remove the remaning residue.

I did not damage my paint at all, but that is no guarantee you wont. The adhesive on my car was relatively soft, and the car had been garage kept. I have seen cars more weathered and the adhesive is harder. That said, I have seen quite a few 924S cars with the strips removed, so there is probably a high success rate.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for the advice, i hate that black strip and it good to hear it should come off. my car is very clean with glossy paint so it looks like its spent a lot of time in a garage. the only sigh its spent some time ouside is a cracked dash but not being used to these cars, i dont know how quickly that happenes
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

one other thought, make certain the car has not been repainted. If it was resprayed around the strips, peeling them off will look terrible.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this crossed my mind as well but im not sure how to verify it before its too late. it only has 70k on it and is very clean so i am thinking/hoping its original paint.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can check by looking very closely at the edges of the trim and weather strip, where the trim meets the painted surface. These areas would have to be masked off for a repaint, and believe me, nobody is a perfect masker, there will be a little bit of paint on the trim SOMEWHERE if the car was repainted.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: What about the side molding on the car? Reply with quote

Neil924 wrote:
2Fast wrote:
I read that the side molding was standard equipment for the 1977 924. I have a 79 924 and it doesnt have it. Is it possible that as an option, porsche would remove the side molding for the car? I want to keep it factory, and if it was removed i want to replace it.


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Neil i love those side mirrors, my dad has a pair from when he sold rallying parts in england that look basically identical. did you install those or is that a real carrera and came with them? if you installed them how hard was it?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a real (4-lug) Carrera.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rasta Monsta wrote:
Not a real (4-lug) Carrera.
Isnt the spoiler a give away also?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those 4 lug wheels are excellent. Where do you get those?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuurbo wrote:
Those 4 lug wheels are excellent. Where do you get those?
Did I ever tell you guys that I went to get some wheels, and all they had that would fit my car are some $1000 BBS racing wheels?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The thicker molding was on all SE cars. It was also on 944 and late 924s cars. The thin molding peels off of my 87 easily.


nope, my SE has thin trim.....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

924guy wrote:
[nope, my SE has thin trim.....



I was referring to the 500 American Lemans SE 756 optioned cars of 1988. I know them generally as SE cars. I think maybe all the 1988 924S cars had the thicker molding but I am not totally sure.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joecitizennn wrote:
you can check by looking very closely at the edges of the trim and weather strip, where the trim meets the painted surface. These areas would have to be masked off for a repaint, and believe me, nobody is a perfect masker, there will be a little bit of paint on the trim SOMEWHERE if the car was repainted.


i found a very very small amount of red on one of the rear window trim and some under the front bumper on some electrical wires...looks like im going to have to leave the molding on
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