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W108 280SE doors not closing properly

Has anyone else had this issue? A mate and I are both having the same problem since taking off our door check plates (the plate on the rearward side of the door frame of each door, that the door latches into in order to keep it closed. Some may call these striker plates). I can close my doors but they don't seem to be closing quite all the way. There is a very small gap between the fully closed position and the resting position of the door (about 5mm). I thought it might be because the striker plates weren't correctly lined up but I checked and the door seems to be mating with the striker plate fine on each door. My mate is having the exact same problem on his car. Any suggestions on what I can do to sort this one out?

Also, has anyone ever tried to remove the chrome-like strip on the door skins. It looks as though they are glued on but I am not sure. The strips on my door skins are badly worn and in need of replacing and I was wondering if there was a safer way of removing them rather than cutting the them out.

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