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Re: Laguna 2 weather strips and door handle end caps

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2. The "weather strips" - basically the horizontal black piece of trim that fits on the exterior of the doors at the bottom of the window. Two of mine seem to have corrosion / bubbling under the finish. Again how do you change them and what do they cost from Renault please? I know on the 5 series BMW they prise up with some effort but on the S80 Volvo you have two clips to remove them. I don't want to scratch the paintwork by experimenting.

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Re: Laguna 2 weather strips and door handle end caps

Thanks for all the replies. I'll weigh up the options and decide what to do.

The small trims on the door handles look scruffy up close but I can live with them. I might take a photo of the car then photoshop the door handles and see if I like them black or body coloured. If I do like the result then I'll get some non-silver ones and get them painted. I'm not sure how good silver painted ones would look as it wouldn't be quite the same as chrome.

With the window seals I have slight corrosion / bubbling on two of them so maybe I can find some at a breaker. It isn't that bad but I want to keep the car looking tip top. Once things start to slip it gets harder to keep on top of, but I'm not going to spend hundreds of on cosmetics for a car that is worth maybe 3k max.
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Re: Laguna 2 weather strips and door handle end caps

different metal to different metal contact, corrosion multiplies.
I had a car with chrome window surrounds and stainless steel bumpers,,
The bumpers were top class. cut down any errant pedestrian nps..never corroded,
The chrome stuff, heavy corrosion where the trim clipped on to the door edges.

a possible soln.rust treat ,prime and paint the chrome strip attachment areas and the metal chrome strips themselves.
Wrap the strips in "chrome vinyl" from ebay .
Amount needed shouldnt cost you more than 10.

With proper preparation and reasonable care in application, should last the life of the car.
If window surround strips are rubber from new this wouldnt work..too much flex..

There is also aluminium tape, but there s no room for even a tiny stretching error with that.It also oxidises like crazy.
It looks like chrome when applied initially, but unless its covered or cleaned every few days it just goes brass
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Re: Laguna 2 weather strips and door handle end caps

I'm not sure if the Megane handles fit. Although they do have a slight shine difference. They look slightly duller than the laguna. I sprayed a previous laguna priv handle cap. Plenty of primer and a tin of chrome spray from Wilkos. Sight difference put no peeling.

I'm doing another trip to the scrappy tomorrow and they have 2 estates in at the moment so that will keep me busy. Pity I'm selling the laguna when done. I could do loads to it....
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