Okay, it's getting closer to done! Let's get those trim pieces taken care of, get some glass back in it, and get some lights back on.
The decision to powder coat the trim or not is always a debate. Some cars look terrible with coated trim. And with the rarity of good trim pieces, it only makes it harder. So many get bent while on the car, or damaged during removal that when you do have some nice trim, you have the mind to leave it alone. However, for this car, they were coated. I happen to think it looks great in coat. Especially with the rubber trim from the flares and valance, the black lines help to compliment the trim so it all ties together nicely.
Working with these pieces always makes me nervous. One stupid move or a slip of patience, and a guy can find himself looking at wrecked parts very easily. Never force, hammer, bang, or even get a bad attitude when handling your trim parts. Slow and steady. It looks great in the end, so it's all worth it.
Even the glass got black lock strip.
This side grill was a PITA for some reason...
Ninja kidney grill.
All the trim back from coat, ready to go.
Some things had to be painted.
Tape for reference marks. It's gotta line up.