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Exterior Window Trim Peeling

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On all four doors, at the base of the glass there is a rubber trim piece; a sweep if you will. Just below the rubber sweep is a trim piece that has a nice gloss finish, but it's not paint. That plastic gloss finish is peeling on my driver door and rear passenger door. It looks HORRIBLE! Has anyone else had this issue? It's out of warranty. The dealer said the rear was ~$250 and the front was ~$230.

That's ridiculous.

In all honesty, it's began peeling very suddenly about a year ago, and now peels at a steady few millimeters per week.

What do you guys think? Any solutions?


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Sounds like the paint protection has reacted with the window trim sealant. I've just replaced both rear sill trims (MB calls then 'garnishes') on an ML63, cost about AUS$100 each OEM. The actual R&R is quite straightforward, requires no special tools, I did it myself following this forum post:
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