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Any ideas to cover old molding holes?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by greasy53, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. greasy53
    Joined: Sep 16, 2011
    Posts: 87


    Ok, don't have the cash to get all the old molding holes filled on my 53 ford customline. I like the look of the car without the old molding on it. I painted her sky blue.

    Any ideas on how to mask, cover or disguise the holes?

    I'm thinking sticker flames would be shitty!
  2. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,456


    Anything you do to cover them is going to look worse than just leaving the holes open.
  3. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    maybe some chrome bullets?
  4. You already painted the car?,,how about duct tape?:D

    Seriously,,,unless you use some sort of stick on black or chrome molding to run from the front to the rear of the car or individual plugs to fill the holes would be the only option I can think of. HRP

  5. You could put on some really rad bolt on skulls from the Biker Shop :D
  6. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,719

    junk yard kid

    just tell people there speed holes.
  7. drptop70ss
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 1,184

    from NY

    Drill more holes all around them so it looked like you made them on purpose..or maybe tint some bondo with your paint and fill them that way!
  8. Well, the right way to do it would be to grind the paint back off, back the holes with a piece of copper, and either fill them up with weld, or weld in small pieces of sheetmetal to fill them. A less desirable, but sometimes workable way to do it also would be to use body filler - I've read lots of bad about it but I've also seen bigger rust holes filled with it with no obvious ill effect.
  9. Mike W.
    Joined: Sep 14, 2009
    Posts: 30

    Mike W.

    Another option is to solder plugs from the inside if possible, just don't use acid core solder.
  10. Get some of those spikes that are on dog collars .... that would look really cool PLUS it would keep the squeegie-man away from your car. ... just a thought.
  11. You could put lots of those "bullet hole" stickers on them.

    That would be Kickass....
  12. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,786


    Nothing you can do that won't look like hell. just leave them,and if you ever paint again,weld them shut first. I'd much rather see the holes than some halfass attempt to fill them.
  13. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 6,886

    Special Ed

  14. Cerberus
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,381


    You put the cart before the horse. I suggest putting the trim back on. Otherwise, weld the molding holes closed with plugs and repaint. Filling the holes with bondo won't last. I welded the molding holes closed with plugs on my '55, ground flush, very light coat of body filler, primer, later painted.
  15. Get a real hot pin-up model to stand in front of them - Nobody will even notice that you have a car!
  16. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    from PA.

    Play Dough, you can get it in different colors.
  17. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,512

    from Owasso, OK

    One word.

    Attached Files:

  18. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,949

    metal man

    X2. Either cover them with the moldings or nothing at all.
  19. greasy53
    Joined: Sep 16, 2011
    Posts: 87


    after reading the responses, I guess just leaving them is the way to go...not to say there weren't some funny collar spikes...LOL, bullet hole stickers...LOL...funny shit.
  20. Crankhole
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,626


  21. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,806

    60 ford

    I'd just put the moldings back on until I could repaint it, and then fix the holes.
  22. If you don't want to weld the holes. You could cut some small patches of metal and use 3M panel bond to attach them . Then a small amount of filler and of course primer then paint.
  23. nofin
    Joined: Jan 7, 2010
    Posts: 321

    from australia

    Holes down the side? Just tell people it's a Buick.
  24. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,284


    I must admit I'll never understand taking chrome off a car and filling the holes unless it's to put moldings from another make on it. I guess my thought are why would you want to make your car look like a cheaper one. You have a Customline, why turn it into a plain jane Mainline? Polish out your trim and put it back on!
  25. x10000.

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