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Old 04-27-2010, 03:02 PM
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I have had a recent issue with the paint on the door trim peeling very badly. The rest of the truck is in great condition. Has anyone experienced this?

I bought the truck used but it has 40,000 miles and is a 2006 1500 Ram. I am going to remove the strips and re-paint them. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated! I've attached a cell photo.
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Interesting... wonder if it has been bumped against in the past and started the premature wearing.
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Its like that on both sides of the truck which is strange to me.
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Oh. That is strange. I can't imagine it would be heat buildup from the engine compartment or anything like that. Is it just the front pieces of the trim?
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My door trims look like they had already been through that! the entire top surface was rough and looked as if the entire coating was gone! i ended up removing them and IMO i think it looks way better!

I have a thread on it too head to my page you should find it
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I just recently took mine off. Hated the fade look and couldnt get them clean the way i wanted. Im glad i did. I found water under the trim. All pieces both sides. Any plans on how to fix it?
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If you don't want to just remove them completely, you can wet sand them smooth then shoot them with some clearcoat.
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My door spears faded on the top of them. I just pulled em off and junked them. I say take them off clean up where they were and see if you like it with them off. If not then take the time repaint and reinstall them.
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If you don't want to just remove them completely, you can wet sand them smooth then shoot them with some clearcoat.
+1^^^^ good post.
It looks like the clear is pealing. Shouldn't be tooooo expensive to fix.


EDIT...If you take them off yourself to sand, make sure you lay them flat.
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I like what RMBLEbee said, if you plan to take em off to clean then see if you like the look without them for a week or too, if you do you have an easy fix, if not refinish them put them back on!

Hope to see pics when you decide!
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