How to install rocker molding?

Chrome rocker molding


The whole Rocker molding installation process can be wrapped up in six quick steps, all of which are laid out below.

1. Clean

Before applying any molding trim, be sure to clean the area. Door molding will stick best on a surface free of dirt, dust, road grime, and wax, so be sure to remove any stubborn spots, including leftover adhesive residue.

2. Measure

Inspect the length of the rocker molding. Just hold them against the installation area itself to see how they measure up.

3. Trim

Trimming can be done either before installation of while installing on the rocker molding. If trimming is done before installation measure twice and cut once. Trimming can be done with a good pair or scissors or a razor blade. A razor will give you the best finish on the edges.

4. Apply

Peel off the backing from one Rocker molding piece, and begin sticking it to the installation area, working from one side to the other. Use your fingers to push down and smooth out the guard as you go. 

5. Repeat

Repeat on other side.

6. Smile

Admire your own handiwork and resourcefulness in equipping your Honda, Toyota, Lexus, etc. with you rocker molding kit. This might actually be the step that takes the longest. Go ahead. Pat yourself on the back a little longer. You can even add more time to this project by inviting other people to come see what you accomplished. Family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and total strangers passing by are all fair game.