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Does anyone know how xk8 windscreen trim is fitted. My trims have corroded and I need to respray them and it would be easier to do off the car. Does anyone know what colour shade the metallic grey is.



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Hi Martin


I looked it up and this is what I came up with I hope it helps.???


You can remove the window molding and re-installed in less than 30 seconds. the window molding only goes under the mirror rubber by about 1/4" It fits the spot welded seam at the top of door.

Lift up on the molding on the back side of the door, and pull the molding from under the mirror seal.

To re-install lift the mirror seal and insert under, and press down on.
try the back window first and it'll give you an idea of how it attaches.



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Hi Frank,
I think we are at cross purposes here, iam talking about the windscreen surround trim which does not fit to the door which is made from aluminium. It is in 2 halves and is painted in a shade of metallic grey. I think its clipped but am not sure. I obviously dont want to damage it getting it off.
Thank you for the information anyway it may be useful in the future.

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Hi Martin

I found this perhaps it is of interest to you ===

            The metal part of the windscreen trim is in two parts and simply clips into plastic trims which are spread around the windscreen. On mine the rubber was attached to the metal windscreen trim and came away with it.

I used special rust treatment to eat all the rust away and after priming and top coating it has not come back to date.

A couple of months after doing this a stone came up and cracked the
screen but fortunately my insurance covered the replacement.

The trim and rubber were replaced at the same time. They came separately
and the rubber just pushed onto either side of the metal part of the

A word of warning, when they took the screen out it was found that rust
had got underneath the edge of the screen itself and the fitter advised
that it would be best to ensure all the rust be removed otherwise the
new screen would not bond to the body. Apparently if there are any
points where the screen does not bond correctly it will cause a stress
point and the screen will crack.

I completely removed all the rust and re-painted the edge and they came
back and refitted the screen. I now have no rust, a new screen,new trim
and rubbers and no problems.

With hindsight I would definitely say it is best to have the screen
removed as it difficult to see how far the rust has penetrated. Though I
must say that in your case the rust doesn't look too bad.

Moral of the story is wait until a stone cracks your screen and make
sure you are insured. I wish the stone had cracked my screen first it
would have been a lot easier. Never mind at least I got a good job done
in the end.

I tried to upload some pics I took of the process but they were too
large. Let me know if they would be useful and I will attempt to
downsize them.

Good luck with your rust removal.


     XK8 Coupe 2000 4.0L V8





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Hi Frank,

Thats great information and greatly appreciated and I will make sure to get rid of any rust I find lurking there. If u can upload the pics it would be great but dont spend hours trying to do it.




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