The body side moldings on 1987-1993 Mustangs add the finishing touch to the exterior appearance. However, they can be problematic, specifically the urethane ones, in inexperienced hands. By now, it is likely that your beloved Fox has had some sort of work done to it. Unfortunately, it may have involved removing one or more of the moldings. Follow along as we show you how to replace these Fox Body Moldings.
Using fishing string, a thin bladed putty knife, or simply using your hands, remove the existing body molding from the car.
Wipe off any dirt that is behind the molding.
Using an eraser wheel
, remove any tape residue that is left behind making sure to not damage the paint.
Once you have removed all of the tape residue, wipe down the area with denatured alcohol to ensure no contaminants are left behind.
Using the 3M tape promoter
included in the kit, wipe the area where tape will adhere to ensure a good bond between the body and the tape.
Pull back the edges of the molding tape backing a bit to allow yourself a grabbing point to remove the tape once mounted.
Align your moldings with masking tape to ensure you get them centered up.
Peel off the tape and press the moldings on.
Check that your moldings are straight and pressed onto the car firmly and you can move on to the door moldings
Moving on to the door moldings, set them out in the sun to warm them up to prevent warping when installing. It is very important that these are installed warm.
Use a heat gun if necessary to make the moldings pliable for an easier installation.
Wipe the door area down with isopropyl alcohol and ensure it is free of any residue.
If it helps, use tape at the front and the back of the door to align the moldings.
Dog ear each end of the tape.
Apply 3m Adhesion Promoter
to the area the molding will be sticking to.
Align the moldings and tack the corners into place. Remove the tape and press the molding firmly into place.
Double check your work, and you are all finished.