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3
Feb

How to Install Body Side Molding – 4 Easy Steps

Body Side Molding Installation Guide Body side molding does double duty when it comes to your vehicle’s aesthetic value. On one hand, body side molding adds a custom look to your car or truck, creating lines and angles that set it apart from similar models straight from the dealership. Consider chrome body side molding, which …

3
Feb

The Beginner’s Guide to Door Edge Guards

What Are Door Edge Guards? The simplest answer to the question of “What are door edge guards?” is this: They’re paint protectors for your vehicle, which is one of the biggest purchases of your life and likely among the most valuable assets you own. A follow-up question is generally “Why use door edge guards?” The …

21
Jan

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Pinstriping Tape

What is Pinstriping Tape? While it may seem like a simple artistic endeavor, automotive pinstriping is a multi-faceted skill that requires a significant amount of prep work and materials. Got a pinstriping project on the brain? Before you embark on that sleek racing flare, detailed interlocking sphere design or simple sinewy lines, you’ll need the …

19
Aug

How to Install Chrome Trim Like a Pro

Chrome Trim Basics Your car’s trim isn’t very large, especially compared to the surface area of your overall body paint, but for something so small, it can have a huge impact on your vehicle’s look. Chrome auto trim can give your car striking definition and emphasize its sleek lines—and, with chrome trim molding, it can …

14
Jul

Car Paint Protection: The Ultimate Guide to Protect Car Paint From Scratches

Car Paint Protection: The Ultimate Guide to Protect Car Paint From Scratches You may know how to effectively repair your automotive paint if and when it suffers from scratches, but an even more important bit of knowledge is how to protect your auto paint against scratches and other threats in the first place. Not only …

2
Jun

3 Quick Tips to Eliminating Car Paint Scratches

The Quick Guide to Keeping Your Car’s Paint Pristine  Your automotive paint is a lot like your skin: It covers pretty much the whole body, it protects what’s underneath, and it can be damaged if not properly cared for. But while you may know that you should apply sunscreen and bandages to your own skin …

22
May

6 Classic Ways to Use Custom Chrome Trim

Isn’t it time for you to take your ride from ordinary to extraordinary by adding chrome trim and chrome molding for cars and trucks? After all there’s nothing like the sleekness and shine of chrome to make your vehicle stand out. You have many choices when it comes to car molding, from chrome fender trim to …

14
May

How to Choose Door Edge Guards

Selecting the Right Door Edge Guards for your Ride Door edge guards need to do two things: They need to act as a car door protector against nicks and dings, and they need to look good by working with — not clashing against or distracting from — your paint job. Cowles Products offers car door edge …

29
Apr

How to Remove Car Door Edge Guards Without Damaging Your Paint

Door edge guards are designed to protect your car from nicks and dings, so it makes sense that if and when you need to remove one, you want it come off easily and without damaging the paint you installed it to protect. Proper door edge guard removal starts with proper door edge guard installation, which …

7
Apr

How to Install Door Edge Guards

Learn how to install car or truck door edge guards in 15 minutes or less. A chip or nick in your paint is more than just a minor visual annoyance. Even if it’s easy to overlook, the tiny patch of missing paint can lead to bigger problems over time, since metal exposed to the elements …