66-67 Dodge Charger Source Guide

Peak Moldings





Submitted by: Don Dodson
I got my peak moldings re-anodized with Greg Raziano; 3348 Antoine Wattigny Blvd, in Kenner Lousianna 70065 phone # 504-466-0416 He comes with the recommendation of Paul's Chrome Plating.

Submitted by:Topher and Paul
What I've done to my trim is de-anodize it by dipping it in a caustic solution from Jestco Products. The mix comes dry in a bottle, then add 2 table spoons to a gallon of water. Now what I did was assemble a pvc gutter long enough to soak the long pieces. Soaked the trim for about 15 minutes and rinsed with cold water(per directions).

My trim was a little rough, so I sanded them with 150-220-500 sand paper. I don't have a good enough motor to run a buff, so I used a Milwuakee 1/2" drill and a cone buff with white rouge. 1st piece took about 2 hours to polish and looks great. It's time consuming, and dusty, so wear gloves, safety glasse, dust mask, ear muffs, apron, boots, and a hat!

I used the products from Jestco Products, and it worked great. They have a solution that removes the annodizing, and some polishing compounds that made my trim turn from milky white to mirror looking very nicely. They are at www.jestcoproducts.com, and seem to be at a lot of the bigger shows. I don't work for them, just a very satisfied customer.

The kit# is 869. I bought just the dry mix at the auto fair for 8$, and the kit is 24$, but comes with a buff-rouge-and dry mix for removing the anodizing. Add shipping too. It's not hard to do at all-just requires patience.

Submitted by: Tom in Pensacola
For those that went to the reunion and saw the one rail I did on my 66, it came out pretty good, took me 8 hours, one $9.00 buffing wheel worn to a nub) and a jar of Mother's polish all over the garage and me.
I've been experimenting a little and have come up with a quicker method. Start with 150 grit sandpaper and remove all anodizing and scratches, follow that with 220 grit, followed by 0000 steel wool. The final is Mother's polish. If you are very careful this can actually be done on the car, however the ends will be tough. Here's a link to a pic before and after of a 3 inch section that took about 5 minutes. I also tried a disk sander but things get too hot and cause "bubbles" on the aluminum.
I'm sure other grits and polish will work but this seemed to be a good combination and it's a lot cheaper than $35.00 a foot.
Submitted by: Andy Markiewicz
I went the lazy/poorman's route of shining up the aluminum pieces of ridge trim. I cleaned them, polished with Artisan's Polish and clearcoated with Glisten PC from Restomotive Labs (makers of POR 15). Really made the car look $700 better.