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    So I noticed as I was putting my new interior in, that the scuff trim on both sides that grabs on to the interior door weatherstrip was rusted and the 'leather look' lamination was coming off. A little research on the part of my buddy Mat here locally after I asked him if he had a spare set in his stash revealed that they are available new from a couple sources and there was a set for sale on eBay in a buy-it-now auction. I grabbed the eBay set as it was $40 cheaper than either MSA or BD. It arrived today and I was somewhat dismayed to discover that the Nissan superceded part is structurally identical but painted instead of laminated with the 'leather look' stuff.

    I run it by my wife who has decided that the Z is "her car" and she grabs me by the scruff of the neck and leads me out to the car. A quick trip to Jo Ann Fabrics and we are out of there with a strip of 'marine vinyl' in black. Very high quality stuff. Back home we spray the exterior of the metal trim with Super 77 spray adhesive and the back of the vinyl. 5 minutes later it is stuck to the outside of the metal. A little trim with a razor blade and it is ready to install. Very nice... So all of that craft stuff she does finally paid off - for me

    So once I was done with this, I realize I could have taken the lamination off the original piece, sandblasted it and done the same thing with that...
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    pics?

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    I used a heat gun to strip mine, and painted it with bedliner stuff, which comes out with a leather-like texture, and looks nicer than the vinyl stuff anyway.
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    You may want to consider redoing them and using contact cement as the 77 will probably not hold for long when it heats up. 3M General Trim Adhesive will last better than the 77.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenZZZ View Post
    They may have more now but when I tried to order they only had one side in multiples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBO730 View Post
    You may want to consider redoing them and using contact cement as the 77 will probably not hold for long when it heats up. 3M General Trim Adhesive will last better than the 77.
    I'm in California. Contact cement will obviously be used to get me high so I can only buy very limited amounts. Thank you to the State of California for protecting me from myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary in NJ View Post
    Without pictures, it never happened
    Charging camera now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conedodger View Post
    I'm in California. Contact cement will obviously be used to get me high so I can only buy very limited amounts. Thank you to the State of California for protecting me from myself
    Let me know if you want any. Last quart I picked up was 6.47 + tax. I have no problem breaking stupid laws.

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    Yesterday I drove up to Courtesy to pick up my new fender and also picked up the scuff plates and other misc stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by conedodger View Post
    They may have more now but when I tried to order they only had one side in multiples.
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    Here are some pics.

    Ignore the recycling bin perch I put them on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBO730 View Post
    You may want to consider redoing them and using contact cement as the 77 will probably not hold for long when it heats up. 3M General Trim Adhesive will last better than the 77.
    3M 76 has a higher temp tolerance than 77. That's what I used on my headliner two years ago with good results.
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    That looks good conedodger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenZZZ View Post
    As Conedodger noted, the problem is new skuff plates available from Nissan no longer have the same vinyl finish as the originals. Take another look at the product description on the Courtesy parts page you provided the link to.

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    Left the one in the sun today with an ambient of 84 F. Pyrometer temp of the material attached to the scuff plate was 105 F. I could not peal the material off so it seems to hold in some pretty hot conditions...
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    The texture looks good in the pictures. Is it as close to original as the pictures show or is it off a bit?

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    John, it is a bit off. But on the plus side, without the original right next to it, it is close enough. My car is too far off original to go back so this is a refresh not a restore. The driveline and suspension are about as developed as you find including many Nissan Motorsports parts. It even has the Motorsports LSD and headers. The interior was pretty rough. What I am doing is replacing everything I can to give it a comfortable newish feel as well...
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    I'm glad it worked out for you, Rob, and saving a few bucks is a bonus!
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