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Offline trog_nfs

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Right chaps,

As most of you are aware, the black side trims or edging strips on the mk3 golf side skirts are a pain in the a$$.

They are black plastic with a metal backing strip. The metal rusts and not only causes the skirt to turn a funny shape, it can fall off.

So, what can you do about it?

Firstly, DON'T buy second hand.
They will be rusty if they are original, just might not be able to see it yet.

They are still available from VW new. About £25 a side.
These are the part numbers:
Drivers Side: 1HO 853 986
Passengers Side: 1HO 853 985

They are number 13 on this picture from ETKA.

They are the same 3dr or 5dr, and come with the rear end piece.
They are just push fit, so you don't need any screws or fittings.

The front end piece is seperate, and is around from £6.
1H0 853 995 for front left
1H0 853 996 for front right

The pic of wagenstad shows these rivetted on
 

Edited as I had used LHD VAGCAT so the number are now right :whistle:
« Last Edit: 08 November 2012, 15:03 by trog_nfs »

Offline snifferdog

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Re: Side Trim/ Side Skirts. Gone Rusty? Check here
« Reply #1 on: 04 April 2011, 21:22 »
Nice one! This gets bought up alot so I must remember this thread is here!

Offline trog_nfs

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Re: Side Trim/ Side Skirts. Gone Rusty? Check here
« Reply #2 on: 04 April 2011, 21:29 »
yeah i've noticed  :rolleyes:. All this info was here already, just collated it all together

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Re: Side Trim/ Side Skirts. Gone Rusty? Check here
« Reply #3 on: 04 April 2011, 22:16 »
Great little bit of advice, hopefully this will now stop the endless torrents of threads about rusty side skirt covers :grin:

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Re: Side Trim/ Side Skirts. Gone Rusty? Check here
« Reply #4 on: 05 April 2011, 12:16 »
good one...now can you do one so people use the search function (as I still bet there will be a few posts about them this week!)
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Re: Side Trim/ Side Skirts. Gone Rusty? Check here
« Reply #5 on: 05 April 2011, 12:50 »
good one...now can you do one so people use the search function (as I still bet there will be a few posts about them this week!)

sorry mate, I'm fresh out of miracles  :wink: :grin: :laugh:

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Re: Side Trim/ Side Skirts. Gone Rusty? Check here
« Reply #6 on: 20 April 2011, 16:46 »
Thanks guys, just picked up mine from VW dealer yesterday - £26.71 each plus VAT.
When you say push fit, did it involve some form of 'persuader' as in a mallet?
Struggling to get mine on.

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Re: Side Trim/ Side Skirts. Gone Rusty? Check here
« Reply #7 on: 21 April 2011, 10:51 »
Thanks guys, just picked up mine from VW dealer yesterday - £26.71 each plus VAT.
When you say push fit, did it involve some form of 'persuader' as in a mallet?
Struggling to get mine on.


I wouldn't recommend hitting them with a mallet! Just a firm push is all that should be required :undecided:

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Re: Side Trim/ Side Skirts. Gone Rusty? Check here
« Reply #8 on: 21 April 2011, 11:23 »
Give the skirt a good clean beforehand, the section affixed to the car was full of dirt and rubbish when I replaced mine, and could be stopping the new trim from clipping in properly in your case

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Re: Side Trim/ Side Skirts. Gone Rusty? Check here
« Reply #9 on: 21 April 2011, 14:27 »
spray some silicone lubricant onto the clip track first.