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TCarterL
03-12-2011, 06:41 PM
Hi Everyone,

Last year I installed the 4-piece chrome trim kit for the front/rear bumpers on my 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T. The chrome strips I put one are OK, but they are flat--I preferred a look similar to the door chrome trim on my Magnum R/T.

Picking up on great suggestions from others on the LX Forum, I went to Advance Auto Parts to check out the chrome strip now available.

I recommend the Custom Chrome, Flexible Interior/Exterior Molding, 3M Automotive Attachment Tape, 1/2" (contains 18' total length) by Cowles Products, for $16.99.

Some tips for you on the install.

1. Ask a friend to use a hair dryer to pass over the old chrome trim strip ahead of you, and you can gently peel back the existing chrome strip, slowly, about 1/4" as you go along. Should be no damage to your paint.

2. Use a cleaner to take off the adhesive residue left over from the old chrome strip.

3. Measure out the new chrome strips from the old ones. Use a good pair of scissors to make the cut--cut slowly, with even pressure. The chrome strip does not need any silver touch-up paint at the cut.

4. On the front bumper chrome strip install, a heads up on where to place the strip to begin the install. Start on the side of the grill, installing the strip moving towards the front wheel. First, without the strip, slide your finger along the groove, going from the wheel towards the grill--you will notice that it will reach a point and "move up" as you get close to the grill. Begin the chrome strip install at the point just before it begins to go up, so the chrome strip lies completely flat. Otherwise, the end of the chrome strip may elevate a bit, and you might catch an edge when cleaning with a towel. The 3M tape backing peels off easily and apply pressure to get a good bond.

5. On the rear bumper install, do the same, start your install on the side of the license plate. First, without the strip, slide your finger along the groove, going from the wheel towards the license plate--you will notice that it will reach a point and "move up" as you get close to the license plate. Begin the chrome strip install at the point just before it begins to go up.

6. If you are installing the chrome strip for the first time, make sure to measure carefully front/rear, so the strip will lie completely flat.

7. The main thing is to just take your time and then enjoy the look!
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