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    Door Panel Trim

    Wanted to share a minor success I had on my interior restoration in the hope it helps someone else. The door panels/door cards on my 1979 have an inset trim piece that runs almost the entire length. Originally this was covered on the edges with some kind of silver coating--and black plastic in the middle. All but a few tiny pieces of silver were left by the time I bought the car. In order to replace the silver, I found this tape on Amazon (see picture) and was able to apply it and trim it to fit with an Xacto knife. Tedious work for sure; finally a benefit of being near-sighted!
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    That's sounds good any pictures of the before and after

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    I have a few but having trouble uploading from my phone. Will keep trying.

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    Great Idea for sure! Good luck on the pics I would like to see that also.
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    I finally figured out that I needed to re-size the pictures to make them fit. Hopefully you can still see enough detail. The one with the roll of tape is the final "after". I did have a bit of trouble going over the curve at the top of the panel--the tape doesn't really stretch. So I will return to that when I have enough patience! Hope this helps; please let me know if you try it.

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    Wow that looks really good nice work keep it up.

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    Looks Great,Is that chrome tape real flexible?

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    Thanks! This particular tape isn't very flexible or stretchy. Was kinda tricky going around the curve in the door panel.

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    Just bought the 1/4" and 3/8" to restore my center console. Thanks for the tip. More winter projects...

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    Does anyone sell woodgrain tape?

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