Just got the new rub rail installed. More of a project than I expected. I ordered it from pier supply and it's a near exact match to the original. Rubber trim isn't solid like the original but it will do. Original lancer badge cleaned up and re-installed. Starting to look like a boat again. Because the new trim was pre drilled with different spacing than the original, every rivet had to be re drilled.
When I cleaned the emblem up I painted the letters white to make them stand out a bit more. Not sure if I like it yet.
My rub rail too a rubbing over the years, it was hit so hard it actually spidered the gelcoat behind it on a few locatins, just love taps to a Lancer, however, as those are pretty easy to grind out and fill. My entire topside will need to be painted and I am 50/50 on the hullside. We'll see how it goes.
In the meantime I will be replacing my rub rail and yours looks good and appears to be work well. Let me know what ID number you used and I will look if up and doublecheck things. It is probably a good thing to have to redrill all the fittings anyway, as I suspect some were hogged out over time? Oh well no big deal.
Here's what mine looks like now.............not a pretty sight, but fixable.
One word about vinyl, well two words: "it shrinks". Being able to pull it out and replace it with a new inner piece would be nice, and of course if it is actually rubber that would be best.