VW Beetle Running Boards Chrome Moldings Install

Monday, 11/26/2012
VW Beetle Running Boards Chrome Moldings Install

Ok, I realize this is boring for most of you, but believe me, us VW people find this kind of stuff interesting and helpful :P

So here are some pics of when I installed the chrome moldings on the running boards. The task was fairly easy, these running boards are the stock ones so they have perforations for the chrome molding clips already.

I got the original size ones, which are 33MM wide, but unfortunately like 0 gauge thick... so they get dented extremely easily.

Before installing the chrome moldings, I removed the running boards and cleaned them and as well as the part of the body where they get mounted with a wire brush, to remove any dirt and rust.

First you put the clips on the moldings, then hold the molding up to the running board to align the clips to the mounting holes. That was the most complicated part of the job cause the clips kept sliding around. Then, when you get all the clips aligned, mount the molding on the running board and press the clips tight so they hold the molding in place. Repeat on the other side.

For some reason, on one of the running boards, I could not get the chrome molding clips to hold on tight to the board. The only thing I had in hand to solve this problem was some black silicone sealant that I applied all along the back of the chrome molding, and then installed it. That held it all tight after drying. It was a little messy, but I just cleaned off the excess sealant with paper towel.

The bug looks a lot better with the running boards and chrome moldings, just as it originally looked.

VW Beetle Running Boards Chrome Moldings Install
VW Beetle Running Boards Chrome Moldings Install
VW Beetle Running Boards Chrome Moldings Install
VW Beetle Running Boards Chrome Moldings Install
VW Beetle Running Boards Chrome Moldings Install
VW Beetle Running Boards Chrome Moldings Install
VW Beetle Running Boards Chrome Moldings Install
VW Beetle Running Boards Chrome Moldings Install

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