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Does anyone know the name of this plastic trim on the doors? Does anyone else's trim look like this? What have you guys done with it? Is there a replacement or are you just taking them off? It looks ugly.
 

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And this won't affect the sealing of the door when it is closed? I haven't really looked at it closely, but I don't want to take it off, find out I need it, and not be able to put it back on because I broke it taking it off.
 

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Mine is all shrunk up as well. Luckily it has shrunk and shriveled up to where it looks like a preformed grip of sorts & doesn't look all that bad, so I left it on. It is starting to chip away at the bottom though. Would be nice to find a non-shrinking replacement if there is one.
 

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And this won't affect the sealing of the door when it is closed? I haven't really looked at it closely, but I don't want to take it off, find out I need it, and not be able to put it back on because I broke it taking it off.
No, it won't affect the door seal. I don't recall if it's still available from the dealer or not, someone else has to chime in for that.
 

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I too just took it off, however you will find some glue residue that you will need to get off. I just sanded it and repainted it. If you are good with vinyl you can easily (or not so easily) make some new fittings.

On another note, your mirror adjustment corners are somthing else I updated, they always seem to be tarnished and make the car look old, so I ended up painting them black, looks nice with a black car.
 

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It's a decorative trim only. Not available from the dealer from what I remember.

The trim is installed via some adhesive on the backside, slightly notiecable in the photo below near the bottom part of the trim, where it meets the paint.

 

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Hmmm. I am not a vinyl person. I never took home economics. I learned how to patch my socks in the Marine Corps, but I wouldn't trust myself to make replacements. I would just end up wasting materials. I will probably just take it off. I am going to be taking my car in to be painted soon anyway, so I will have the guy check this area over and make it presentable.
 

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If you could find a guy who could make vinyl "inserts" for these (the shape is going to be a major challenge to fit right) I'm sure a LOT of members would want to buy a kit.
 

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I work with a lady that makes purses. She does a great job. I will talk with her tomorrow and see what she can do.
 

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... Does anyone else's trim look like this?
Mine looks worst than that! I`m searching for some replacement ones but they are hard to find and they are not in the best shape eighter...:eek:
 

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I work with a lady that makes purses. She does a great job. I will talk with her tomorrow and see what she can do.
I've thought about doing this as well, but don't know where to find vinyl that'd match. The one option I've considered is to use salvage yard mb-tex from door cards, seats, b pillars, etc. But finding that in 1) the right color, and 2) in decent enough shape, is difficult. I wonder if a call to GAAH would yield results; if so it'd be more expensive for sure.

All that considered, and the list of to-do's for these cars, it's hard to make it a priority for me.
 

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I've thought about doing this as well, but don't know where to find vinyl that'd match. The one option I've considered is to use salvage yard mb-tex from door cards, seats, b pillars, etc. But finding that in 1) the right color, and 2) in decent enough shape, is difficult. I wonder if a call to GAAH would yield results; if so it'd be more expensive for sure.

I swear by Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric spray, the Desert Sand 98% matches my light tan interior :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Duplicolor OEM Colors
HVP104 - Gloss Black HVP105 - Gloss White HVP106 - Flat Black HVP107 - Deep Red HVP108 - Desert Sand HVP109 - Medium Gray HVP110 - Burgundy HVP111 - Charcoal Gray HVP112 - Medium Blue HVP113 - Medium Beige
 

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There is also the weather consideration. Whatever material you stretch over the metal portion of the doors to replace this rigid material has to be able to withstand the heat. Here in AZ where the daily summer temps exceed 120 degrees F with direct sunlight 364 days out of the year, I have to find a very resiliant material. Even if I found an OEM replacement I have a feeling I would be doing this job again in a few years.
 

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I swear by Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric spray, the Desert Sand 98% matches my light tan interior :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Duplicolor OEM Colors
HVP104 - Gloss Black HVP105 - Gloss White HVP106 - Flat Black HVP107 - Deep Red HVP108 - Desert Sand HVP109 - Medium Gray HVP110 - Burgundy HVP111 - Charcoal Gray HVP112 - Medium Blue HVP113 - Medium Beige
What is the MB color code for your interior? I've got 134 and 135 interiors...
 

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It's a decorative trim only. Not available from the dealer from what I remember.

The trim is installed via some adhesive on the backside, slightly notiecable in the photo below near the bottom part of the trim, where it meets the paint.

I will be trying to replace the trim around the window but above the door panel and even though the OP in this old thread asked the question, what is this trim piece called, I don't think anyone ever answered it.

Does it have a name or a part number?

Thanks.
 

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I think that trim piece is only for US models, never seen those on a Euro.
 

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They have been also in Euro models, I think for the 280 models (maybe also for the 230). I had it in my 280E and that was as Euro as it could be... :)
 

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It's a decorative trim only. Not available from the dealer from what I remember.

The trim is installed via some adhesive on the backside, slightly notiecable in the photo below near the bottom part of the trim, where it meets the paint.

What's that? There's a tear on the door pocket. And all this time I thought you had the nicest 123 I've ever seen.

What a hunk of junk. I'll give you $900 for it.
 
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