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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf doors

Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:52 pm

Thinwing wrote:Ehelmholst...how was your color match on pearl glacial...I sent first set back as too white...snd set is better but still far from perfect match...maybe I am too picky..kpc

My color match is close but no cigar. Not that much to send them back, etc.

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eHelmholtz
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf doors

Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:04 pm

Thinwing wrote:Ehelmholst...how was your color match on pearl glacial...I sent first set back as too white...snd set is better but still far from perfect match...maybe I am too picky..kpc
The color match isn't perfect but looks better installed.

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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf doors

Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:05 am

How would the Blue molding look on a white LEAF?

Too much contrast, I suspect.
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf doors

Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:07 pm

garygid wrote:How would the Blue molding look on a white LEAF?

Too much contrast, I suspect.
C'mon, use the red molding to make it look like a candy cane, or with the blue as well, a barber shop pole! :lol:
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf doors

Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:47 pm

actually either the red or blue would look better..metallic whites are difficult to match..the problem is the stock paint as shot by the robot in japan has an amber cast to it that the door guards as recived do not have.I think its something about the clearcoat...its a 3 part paint process..a flat white,than the metallic mica coat than clearcoat..when held up against the car..they simply appear to white...I have not installed my set...I think I will show them to a professional auto painter friend...see if he can get a closer match..if not I have a set of sorta glacier white ones for sale..kpc

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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf doors

Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:50 am

In case it proves helpful to others, I have posted a write-up about my experience when installing side-moldings on my Leaf.

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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf doors

Mon May 28, 2012 10:03 pm

JPVLeaf wrote:I've received mine and am ready to install. But, it seems the 'apogee' could be
even a little higher, maybe 29" from ground. Although, when I look at other cars
(non-Leafs), it doesn't always appear they are using the apogee but sometimes
a seemingly arbitrary, 'aesthetically' pleasing height (i.e., these are as much
cosmetic as they are functional).
Finally got around to installing my moldings, which I purchased from Sportwing off Ebay. I went with what looked right for me, which meant lower and a slight slope up front to rear. The bottom edge of the painters tape (top edge of the molding) slopes up slightly towards the rear starting at 24-1/2" at the front edge of the front door, and 25-1/2" at the rear edge of the rear door. I generally agreed with how Yanquetino sloped his, but placed mine a couple of inches lower than his.

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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf doors

Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:22 am

if anyone is interested in the Glacier Pearl color side moldings, i have a set available. just decided not to apply them. $80 and they're yours. please PM me if you're interested.

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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf doors

Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:00 pm

Yanquetino wrote:In case it proves helpful to others, I have posted a write-up about my experience when installing side-moldings on my Leaf.
Thanks Yanquetino, I used your instructions. My ride height was different, but the concept worked well.
I focused on making sure that both sections were in-line.
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf doors

Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:07 pm

Here's another photo of the car with side moldings in place - the color on Glacial Pearl isn't exact but pretty close:
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