This product has received the 'Crappy Product' certificate.
Items that receive the 'Crappy Product' certificate are products that we carry for comparison purposes as they are often the version offered by other vendors or because it is the only version available. We would not be willing to use these parts on our own cars, and we do not recommend purchasing these parts.
WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT RETURNS FOR THESE PARTS.
Product Condition Grades
Below is a general description of what the criteria is for our product condition grades. These are generalizations that are intended to give you an idea of the condition of the product at a quick glance. Because different parts degrade at different rates, there are variances in what the letters represent, please see the products description for details about the condition of any particular product.
A = Excellent / Above Average
B = Average / Some flaws / Good to Excellent Driver Quality
C = Obvious flaws / Poor to Average Driver Quality
D, E, F = Worse, Worser, Worsest
These restored mouldings have the correct "bright dip" anodized finish and look almost like NOS! This set is offered at a great price and is better quality than many NOS trim parts as they often show the scars of 40 years of shelf wear. Note, we cannot restore torn, smashed, or heavily damaged cores. If you are in question as to whether your cores can be restored or not please send us a picture and we will let you know whether you should send them to us for credit or exchange. *Tip* Even if your restored trim part was never dented it still will be about 15-20% thinner after restoration and of course more if there was dents that were removed. These parts are buffed down to the point where the tiny "craters" or "divots" disappear. These craters are caused by road debris colliding with your soft aluminum trim at XX MPH. I would suggest adjusting the tabs on your six clips for the hood lip until they slide into place with minimal effort and then finger tightening them. I have rather large "mechanic" hands so you might actually need to snug them with an end wrench. Be really careful with the eyebrows as well as these are delicate parts and the three clips that hold them in place are very sharp. Make sure the threads on the clips are clean so as not to put unnecessary pressure on the trim part when tightening them.
New eyebrow attaching clips with nuts available here.
Due to the difficulty in obtaining trim we no longer sell these without first having you send us your cores.
We will be flexible in what cores you send. For example, two lefts are as good to us as one left and one right, two hood lip mouldings and no eyebrows even better! Keep in mind we pay well for quality 69 hood lip mouldings.
If you select this option (paying a core charge), we will randomly select mouldings off the shelf. Paying the core charge does not mean you will get the best of the best, we just assume you don't have cores and will send pieces that possibly might not meet your standards. If you feel that you have nice cores, it would benefit you to send them in advance so that we can core match, which means you get better quality.
For more info on aluminum trim restoration & core exchanging, check out our video below.