Sharp metal ridges under hood and trunk

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jhayden
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Sharp metal ridges under hood and trunk

Post by jhayden » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:28 pm

The following is posted with the full understanding that some/most may regard it as a “solution” to a nonexistent problem. No offence will be taken.

The sharp metal ridges underneath the hood and trunk of our cars have always appeared unfinished, and are easily chipped following a fresh paint job. This rubber edge trim

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CCG-UNIVERSAL- ... 2749.l2649

is sufficiently flexible that a single piece can accommodate the sharp bends of either hood or trunk so that no gaps remain following installation. Patience is required, though, along with 3M weatherstrip adhesive, their Edge-Lock painter’s tape, a few c-clamps, and a dental pick tool. Can still be a bit frustrating, so probably best not to have small children within hearing distance whilst installing.

The installation under hood causes no interference problems, and may be installed under the deck lid if the Fairlady is "fair weather only" and does not have weatherstrip glued to the lid.

Borrowing a quote from our friend Down Under, “Just trying to help.”

Jon
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Re: Sharp metal ridges under hood and trunk

Post by spags1986 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:06 pm

Jon,
That looks great
1967.5 2000 (In Frame off restoration)
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Re: Sharp metal ridges under hood and trunk

Post by Alvin » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:13 pm

Neat! I've never seen anyone apply it to the trunk, but lots of different types of material in the engine bay. From the stick-on door edge trim to thicker rubber edging:
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Even mine had what appears to be left overs from a screen door frame :smt005
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