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EddieB 11-14-2012 01:23 PM

Door dings
 
I park as far away from other cars as practicable, but sometimes there's no choice. I was surprised there is no body molding on the car.

Anybody entertain the idea of aftermarket molding?

The X Men 11-14-2012 02:29 PM

Its almost a crime to put side molding on those beautiful lines on the 3 series. BMW does not make a OEM molding, I think I rather have risk a ding than to put on those cheap after market Ebay side moldings.

EddieB 11-14-2012 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The X Men (Post 7195175)
Its almost a crime to put side molding on those beautiful lines on the 3 series. BMW does not make a OEM molding, I think I rather have risk a ding than to put on those cheap after market Ebay side moldings.

Yeah I suppose. My E46 M3 has a color matched strip that is a lot better than nothing. But it is OEM.

tturedraider 11-14-2012 04:37 PM

I was a little dismayed when I first saw they had left moldings off of the E9x redesign, but the doors seem to hold up quite well. I've looked at lots of used E9x's and the vast majority do not have door dings.

alpinweiss 11-14-2012 08:06 PM

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) can be used to remove door dings. This is relatively new technology that really works. I am glad my E46 has side mouldings, but they are no match for the doors of a high-sitting SUV that decides to park next to me. I always try to park far away from all other vehicles.

:drive:

blingin96 11-14-2012 08:10 PM

I have paid for PDR about 5 years ago on my other car it's a GREAT alternative to body work. Got ALL my door dings out for me it was worth every penny. $60 each. It adds up fast.

AndDown 11-14-2012 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alpinweiss (Post 7195771)
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) can be used to remove door dings. This is relatively new technology that really works. I am glad my E46 has side mouldings, but they are no match for the doors of a high-sitting SUV that decides to park next to me. I always try to park far away from all other vehicles.

:drive:

PDR has actually been available for quite a few years - I recall having a fender ding restored in '96.

EddieB 11-14-2012 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndDown (Post 7195904)
PDR has actually been available for quite a few years - I recall having a fender ding restored in '96.

+1 had it done on my '94 Acura when it was new.

The X Men 11-15-2012 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alpinweiss (Post 7195771)
I am glad my E46 has side mouldings, but they are no match for the doors of a high-sitting SUV that decides to park next to me. I always try to park far away from all other vehicles.

:drive:

Side moldings are also useless if someone slams a rear door into your car.

alpinweiss 11-15-2012 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndDown (Post 7195904)
PDR has actually been available for quite a few years - I recall having a fender ding restored in '96.

Fair enough, but I don't consider 1996 to be that long ago, thus my "relatively new" comment. I guess it's a matter of perspective. :)

:drive:

mr_clueless 11-17-2012 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieB (Post 7195042)
I park as far away from other cars as practicable, but sometimes there's no choice. I was surprised there is no body molding on the car.

Anybody entertain the idea of aftermarket molding?

If you pay attention you will notice that none of the new cars have moldings.


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