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Re: [T3] Side trim follow-up

I also talked with ISP today... the SS kits are about $50 more than the Al
kits and I think its well worth the cost and I dont say that often about the
$$ shops.  I have Stainless on the Notch and am glad I went that route..

ISP will also be making SS kits for the thin late cars WITH side markers
(which there are nearly NONE left) in the next couple years.  So for people
like Per, or those who dont mind adding them, SS may be an option for the
later cars too.


> I corresponded with Alex from ISP West about their SS side trim to
determine the grade of steel.  He didn't have an answer, but offered up some
other benefits of the SS trim that may outweigh the added cost... here it is
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex P. [mailto:alex@vwispwest.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 5:09 PM
> To: Ruiz, Raul
> Subject: RE: Side trim
> In my opinion the added benefits are as follows, 1- appearance, looks like
> chrome but will not deteriorate like it, 2- construction, its heavy gauge
> construction provides ultimate integrity to each piece so it will not dent
> as you try to install and if any damage ever occurs to any piece, it can
> straightened and polished to look like new again where if one tries to do
> that with the aluminum it will probably fail and if it doesn't you'll have
> to anodize it again after all, 3- Stainless steel as raw material cost
> than aluminum, 4- the molding kits are hand made and not stamped out or
> extruded as mass production aluminum kits, 5- Price, you can replace an
> aluminum kit 5 times over for the price of 1 SS kit, I rather do it right
> the first time and do it once. Time is money.
> I hope this helps...
> Alex
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