77 country squire fiberglass trim around woodgrain

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  1. Spiceman

    Spiceman Well-Known Member

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    Hi what is the best way to fix the fiberglass trim, my 77 ford country squire has a dent that broke part of the fiberglass trim and I am trying to make it like new.
     
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    I had a friend who does body and paint work fix mine. Maybe a local bodyshop can fix yours. Then I had all of my trim redone (it needed it).


    I will recommend T/A Truck Painting & Graphics for doing the trim and dark vinyl if you need it.
    Website: ta-graphics.com
    Brandon
    tagraphics@sbcglobal.net
    262-691-1410

    Brandon did a lot of work trying to match my 1963 Ford Country Squire wood grain -- both the dark vinyl and the light trim. It looks fantastic! Seeing this man work makes me think that he can do almost any kind of wood that you would like. Tell him John with the '63 Squire recommended him.
     
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    thanks, I may need to get into the wood trim also, did you do both sides or just the one side?
     
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    Hi,

    I did the whole car. Make sure you find someone who has a lot of experience in fiberglass repair -- you don't want someone who thinks they can do it just as you've probably seen cars done by people who think they can paint.

    Just some friendly advice -- do not send it to Woodgrain4Wagons. He did mine the first time and when I got it back it was horrible. It wasn't even close to correct original and some of the pieces were broke. He refuses to refund my money. I have a 4-page detailed explanation of my terrible experience with him if you care to read it.

    Take care,

    John
     
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    No personal experience, I've been able to use lots of wax or Thompsons wood seal to make my wagons look acceptable.
    Here's the link John was referring to:
    http://www.woodgrain4wagons.com/

    Again, I have NO personal experience with this shop.
    I have done a pretty fair job on fiberglass trim, I fixed the cracks on my '66 Caprice with epoxy and painted it brown all over.
    Big box home stores have an aerosol can with a sponge on top that is supposed to make woodgrain, but I haven't tried it.
    It may be worth $5.00 to try it out on a piece of scrap material.
    If it looks OK to you, then you can clear coat it.
    The all over "wood" vinyl?
    I wouldn't even attempt it.
     
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    From my research the big issue is getting the new stuff to last. I have seem some cars with painted wood grain but it does not look original. Maybe if I get a good reproduction match and then protect it with some kind of coating that wont make it look too shinny is the way to go?
     
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    Again, I will recommend T/A Graphics for doing the trim and dark vinyl if you need it. Call or email Brandon.
    Website: ta-graphics.com
    email: tagraphics@sbcglobal.net
    262-691-1410
     
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    Anyone know of sources for replacement trim. I need all the pieces around my drivers fender, and the one piece behind the gas fill door. (have needed these pieces since I got my wagon, haven't had any luck tracking any down)
     
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    yeah, that was gunna B my Q. Y I am scanning over the forum.
    I can get the vinyl, where can U get the glass trim - 'ash edge'?
     

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