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I am looking for options from traditional welting. The truck I am working on is a '37 Chevy and there is a number of things that I still need to do to re-assemble after paint, but eventually the fenders and running boards will go back on. I need to find a material that will create a good joint between the two painted surfaces. any ideas? I don't want to use traditional welting as I think it will really detract from what is a really nice paint job.

BTW, the fenders and running boards on this truck are orange also, so I will have the situation where the black and orange will come together at this joint.

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nice looking truck

I havent done much homework yet
but I was going to just use some thin black rubber

you got me thinking now
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I am looking for options from traditional welting. The truck I am working on is a '37 Chevy and there is a number of things that I still need to do to re-assemble after paint, but eventually the fenders and running boards will go back on. I need to find a material that will create a good joint between the two painted surfaces. any ideas? I don't want to use traditional welting as I think it will really detract from what is a really nice paint job.

BTW, the fenders and running boards on this truck are orange also, so I will have the situation where the black and orange will come together at this joint.

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well, if you come up with something, let us know
also, maybe post some of that info and pics of your good looking truck over here in this thread, i've got going, in the lounge, just trying to get some of them together
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pictures

Thanks for the compliments....it has been a LONG time getting it to this point. I actually took it down the block today for the first time in 7 years! I will get some more pics and put them on the lounge area you referenced.
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I used VW welting on my Diamond T many years ago. J C Whitney still sells it.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/fender-welt.../p2008773.jcwx
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are you trying to make it, so it cant be seen?
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I want it to only provide the protection between the two surfaces. I actually stopped at a local interior place and the guy made me up some welting samples, and none would look good.....so I am looking for options.

I have actually thought about using the seal that is used between truck bed and toppers. It is a self adhesive(one side) that squashes down to almost nothing. Whatever is used must be really thin so you can't see it. I can't think that paint on paint is good for very long.

BTW, I have some parts on ebay that I am selling from my '37. A guy sent a message to me about the side panels that are for sale, and was asking if I had a cylinder head. I noticed that you had a complete engine. I sent him a message that it was there.....if he sends a message back, I will get him in touch with you.
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are you trying to make it, so it cant be seen?
Sorry, I must of had one eye closed when I read the original post...........
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I hadn't thought that hard about it yet
but I was just thinking, I was going to use rim strips from a bicycle or motorcycle
you know, the little strip of rubber that goes inside, on the wheel, to keep the spokes from poking a hole in the tube

just thinking out loud
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How about stainless steel fender welting?
This is one of many suppliers;
Stainless Steel Fender Welting
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How about stainless steel fender welting?
This is one of many suppliers;
Stainless Steel Fender Welting
my norton anti-virus wouldnt let me at that link
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I just took 2 piceces of vinyl and glued one to each side of the joint with contact adhesive. No bead and the edges are below the surface. It seems ok. they come off occasionally when I take the fenders off but I just glue them back on. 18k miles so far.

I use sharpened 4130 tube (3/8) for hole cutters. Grind the od to the id and you have 1/4 in holes and use a chamfer tool and chamfer the id to the od and you have 3/8 holes. Make them 3-4 inches long. I make several of these cutter and put them in various drawers of the tool box otherwise I never can find them. haha
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i used this from brotherstrucks.com , it's stock 40s to 70s for gm trucks. it shows the chrome but it's listed as black. i used 1/2'' wide foam tape to hold the welting on the fender, for ease of assembly.

not the best picture but this is what it looks like from 20 ft

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better pics, but from my phone






you can see a bit on the step above too.
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thats a nice subtle look
really clean, not obvious, so it doesnt draw your attention
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