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 Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 6:39 am 
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After painting, would like to replace the original side molding with beige with chrome accent stripes, as original. The molding height is about 1.25 and so far, can only find it in black and chrome.

If anyone has located a source. please respond. It is not essential that it's the same height, one inch height would work, but would like to find ,color beige with chrome.

Thanks for any response.


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 Post Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 7:34 pm 
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Maybe this and paint the center?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-1-1-4-Univer ... 66&vxp=mtr


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 Post Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 9:02 am 
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Thanks for locating. This molding looks good, just now have to find the right paint.


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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:46 pm 
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To close this out, after looking at their website, called Trimgard of Canada @ 519-681-1090 and they provided the part # for chrome and color body molding similar to original. Was looking for beige color, and the part # is 1308-26. They do not sell direct, so used their East coast distributor, Car Pretty at 800-262-6215. It is not that cheap at about $62 for 2-13 ft lenghts + ship but at least I found what I wanted. The Malibu in the paint shop and once the molding comes in, I'll have them pinstripe to the same color as the body molding. I'm very excited about this, after over 10 years it's finally getting painted.


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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:45 pm 
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I want to see it finished with the body moldings installed. I want to put the body moldings back on my car after it's finished.


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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:22 pm 
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Probably a bad time to post this, then. Consider it as info for others who might want to replace the moldings. This is in "buckskin"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-1-1-4-Univer ... 1701200998


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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:54 am 
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Ribbedroof, thanks for posting the ebay link for the buckskin color molding.

The next day after posting that Trimgard of Canada has beige color and chrome molding, the distributor called back that the salesman was incorrect, beige color is no longer available, only black and white. Brought white and the body shop will paint the molding, like what ribbedroof origianlly recommended.

One other thing to note is that Trimgard's molding comes as two 13 ft long pieces, each with spears at the ends. This does not duplicate the original molding, but that's all thats available unless something shows up on ebay. Another thing to note is that Trimgard's molding is fresh while ebay supplier molding maybe years old, so the two sided tape on the backside of the molding may not stick that well, of course that can be corrected by obtaining new two-sided tape, of course it's extra work and expense.


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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:11 pm 
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IF you had to retape the molding, Colad makes a very thin clear 2 sided tape for autobody use. I sometimes use it where a part comes off and leaves the original tape intact. Clean the side that used to be attached to the vehicle, and use the Colad. This is often the case with GM truck flares. Just another option, in case you need it.


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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:00 pm 
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If you notice the Malibu for the month picture, there's a '78 landua with the correct body molding that looks in great condition and assune that it's new.

Wonder where he obtained the molding?


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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:14 pm 
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gmtofd, what a coincidence that I just happened to read your post about body side molding, that's my 78 Malibu in Malibu of the month for December, my dad bought the car new and it has since been repainted about 10 or 12 years ago, I think I may have the box that the molding came in out in my garage (maybe), I will look and get back to you guys if I find out where it came from, as I am planning on having the car repainted before this spring and will most likely need some more myself.

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:59 am 
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Eddies78,

The Malibu looks great.

Can only find molding made by Trimgard of Canada. Ribbed Roof found some 3M NOS 1 1/4 wide molding which is probably a better choice than using Trimgard.

I'm using what I have and the body shop will paint it to match the tan colored pin stripping, although it's not correct, as the factory molding was made specifically for the Malibu Classic and Landau and then there's the Elcamino Conquistador.

You car looks like the same color as mine, like a dark gold that I'm told looks brown, or root beer, whatever.


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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:03 am 
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Thanks for your comments, I checked in my shop for any evidence as to where the molding came from, no luck there , all I had was a piece about 4 foot long, I think the color of my car is a dark brown Metallic, I will have to look at my paper work; I have the original window sticker and the build sheet also.

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