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remove door moldings or not?

Discussion in 'Explorer Related Polls' started by tbomb, September 30, 2002.

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    keep door moldings or remove 'em

    1. keep the moldings on

      5 vote(s)
      41.7%
    2. take the moldings off

      7 vote(s)
      58.3%
    1. tbomb

      tbomb Well-Known Member

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      im seriously considering removing my door moldings on my truck, but im not sure. here are some pros and cons im thinking about.

      1) since theyre made of a different material and painted separately from the truck, theyre a slight shade off.

      2) theyre a lil bit crooked if you look closely.

      3) itll just look better without them.

      4) i park in a small lot for work and car doors always touch when theyre opened - not necessarily smack into each other (though i dont trust other people), but they touch.

      5) i live in probably the most highly populated area in the country (metro NYC area), and theyre just more added protection, i guess.

      should i keep em or not?
       
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    3. jobunn

      jobunn Elite Explorer Elite Explorer

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      I think it does look better without them. But yes they could protect what's under them.
       
    4. tbomb

      tbomb Well-Known Member

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      i think so too, but i know the day i take em off, ill get a huge dent in my doors, heh.
       
    5. Crankcase

      Crankcase Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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      Here is a pic of two of our identical vehicles, one with trim, one without. It is easy to tell the difference between the two when side by side. I will let you decide what looks better.
       

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    6. section525

      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Take it off! Take it off! I think I'm gonna take mine off in the next few days (more like weeks). I think it looks way better.
       
    7. Howard

      Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I agree it looks nicer without but as you live in a high population area what looks better on and no dents or off and dents. If the colour doesn't match repaint them body colour then they will look like there not there.
       

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