How to install trunk molding?

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

1. Clean

Before applying any molding trim, be sure to clean the area. Trunk 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 trunk molding to be sure they aren’t too short. Just hold them against the door edge itself to see how they measure up.

3. Apply

Peel off the backing from trunk 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. 

4. Trim

Trim away any leftover rocker hanging off the end.

5. Smile

Admire your own handiwork and resourcefulness in equipping your Honda, Toyota, Lexus, etc. with trunk molding. 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.