Door Moldings to Prevent Dings - Club Lexus Forums


Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > RX Models > RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015)
Log In 

Door Moldings to Prevent Dings

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-05-15, 06:49 PM   #1
daryll40
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,856
Default Door Moldings to Prevent Dings

I see a few RX's around here with door moldings positioned at mid door, running horizontally. I suspect these are dealer "add ons" and not from the factory. What's the deal? I already have 1 ding (despite parking carefully) in our 6 week old RX. How much are these and must they be installed by the dealer? And how can I be sure they'll be installed correctly (level) etc? Or course even the moldings can get dinged, so I'm not totally sure they would be worth it. Does a ding on the molding look "less worse" than one on the door itself? Probably, but not much. Less chance of an indentation but still a big paint nick.
__________________
Daryll40
Pittsburgh, PA
LS460 AWD, 2009, Smoky Granite
RX350AWD, 2015, Nebula Gray

Recent Old Cars: 2014 RX350AWD, 2006 RX330 AWD
daryll40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-15, 10:59 PM   #2
Lexwerkes
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 13
Default

I purchased OEM Lexus mouldings from Concord Lexus on Ebay. Fair price, repainted, ready to install and quick delivery. I self installed.

You could also have it purchased and installed by your local dealer but it will cost you more.
Lexwerkes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-15, 05:26 AM   #3
BertL
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
BertL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: So California
Posts: 1,659
Default

Daryll, this topic has been discussed a number of times. e.g.
THIS thread from February-May '15 has good discussion and likely answers most of the questions you have and provides a couple photos

THIS one also from February has some brief discussion

and HERE is another from 2013-2014, also with some photos
...there are others too. Good luck in your pursuit and decision.
__________________
Bert

Present: '13 RX450h - the Daily Driver; '14 Mercedes SLK250 (R172) - My Toy
Past: '06 RX400h; '09 BMW 335i (E93); '02 SC430; '99 RX300; '95 SC300; '91 Acura Legend ...and a few before that
Visit my personal website BertsPlace.net and the Automobiles section
BertL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-15, 05:55 AM   #4
fastnoypi
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 666
Default

its a long shot, but does anyone know if a single moulding can be purchased? I noticed a few days after i took my RX350 through a car wash that my rear passenger door moulding was missing.
fastnoypi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-15, 06:19 AM   #5
BertL
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
BertL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: So California
Posts: 1,659
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fastnoypi View Post
its a long shot, but does anyone know if a single moulding can be purchased?..
Not from Lexus -- they only sell pairs from part numbers I've researched over the years. Suggest you try watching eBay in case someone has an "open box"... Good luck.
__________________
Bert

Present: '13 RX450h - the Daily Driver; '14 Mercedes SLK250 (R172) - My Toy
Past: '06 RX400h; '09 BMW 335i (E93); '02 SC430; '99 RX300; '95 SC300; '91 Acura Legend ...and a few before that
Visit my personal website BertsPlace.net and the Automobiles section
BertL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-15, 08:49 AM   #6
daryll40
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,856
Default

The dealer wants about $250 installed. I can save about $100 if I buy from Sewell and have a bodyshop do it. But since I need to be at the dealer for service anyway soon, I decided to let them make a buck here and not have to become my own independent contractor. Someone on one of the threads said a dealer wanted $600...I would not do that, but to spend an extra $100 seems just on the right side of my limit of paying for convenience.
__________________
Daryll40
Pittsburgh, PA
LS460 AWD, 2009, Smoky Granite
RX350AWD, 2015, Nebula Gray

Recent Old Cars: 2014 RX350AWD, 2006 RX330 AWD
daryll40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-15, 01:03 PM   #7
klwagoner
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
klwagoner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: OK
Posts: 74
Default

I bought my pre-painted from Sewell. Installed them myself -- they gave me instructions on how to get them straight. Wasn't difficult at all.

Kimberly

Pretend my Lexus isn't dirty as all hell in this pic.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
~Kimberly~
2013 RX 350, Fire Agate Pearl/Parchment, Premium, Comfort & Towing packages

2008 Mustang GT Premium, coupe, GT500-esque conversion, manual transmission, torch red w/dark charcoal interior, K&N CAI, BBK twin 62mm throttle body, BBK tuned shorty headers, Steeda UDPs, 18" chrome GT500 wheels, turn signal side mirrors. Torch Red Registry #249
klwagoner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-15, 06:31 PM   #8
JasDmw
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 224
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daryll40 View Post
I see a few RX's around here with door moldings positioned at mid door, running horizontally. I suspect these are dealer "add ons" and not from the factory. What's the deal? I already have 1 ding (despite parking carefully) in our 6 week old RX. How much are these and must they be installed by the dealer? And how can I be sure they'll be installed correctly (level) etc? Or course even the moldings can get dinged, so I'm not totally sure they would be worth it. Does a ding on the molding look "less worse" than one on the door itself? Probably, but not much. Less chance of an indentation but still a big paint nick.
Check out spoiler and wing king in Detroit. google them:
JasDmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-15, 06:04 AM   #9
daryll40
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,856
Default

UPDATE: I had the dealer install the OEM moldings yesterday and they look great. Thank you all for the info and encouragement to do this.
__________________
Daryll40
Pittsburgh, PA
LS460 AWD, 2009, Smoky Granite
RX350AWD, 2015, Nebula Gray

Recent Old Cars: 2014 RX350AWD, 2006 RX330 AWD
daryll40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-15, 06:22 AM   #10
lexus114
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
lexus114's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bethlehem Twsp. Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,097
Default

i had them put on and i took them off. just didnt like the look.
__________________
2015 RX 350 AWD

2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 4 Matic Sport Sedan (wife`s car)
lexus114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-15, 07:15 AM   #11
BertL
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
BertL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: So California
Posts: 1,659
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lexus114 View Post
i had them put on and i took them off. just didnt like the look.
Me, well, I bought OEM moldings while my RX was on order so I could install them myself along with mud flaps upon arrival; temporarily attached one to one side, and like you; didn't like the look, and put them all back in the box -- never installed, and sitting on a shelf to give away as a free-bee to whoever next owns my RX someday.

I'm glad the moldings were 3rd Gen options so folks can have what they think is best for them.
__________________
Bert

Present: '13 RX450h - the Daily Driver; '14 Mercedes SLK250 (R172) - My Toy
Past: '06 RX400h; '09 BMW 335i (E93); '02 SC430; '99 RX300; '95 SC300; '91 Acura Legend ...and a few before that
Visit my personal website BertsPlace.net and the Automobiles section
BertL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-15, 08:44 AM   #12
kitlz
No, I don't play soccer!
Trader Score: (0)
 
kitlz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 5,791
Default

At least we have that option. I didn't care for the door molding on the 330. Spraying water on them would result in a cascade of dirt floating down. Not a problem with the 450h now. The only thing is I had to change my washing pattern slightly. The door is so huge without them, LOL! And I park a mile away to avoid door dings.
__________________
Anita

2010 RX450h - Sport/NAV/ML
2004 RX330 - gone
1999 RX300 - gone
kitlz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-15, 12:28 PM   #13
vince22
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: ca
Posts: 222
Default

same here, return mine back to Sewell, didn't like the look either plus its so much easier to wax without it.
__________________
2010 RX350
Luxury/Premium/Comfort
ML/Nav/HUD
vince22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-15, 02:33 PM   #14
Raoul
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: VA
Posts: 191
Default

Not leaning forward in the foxhole on this one.
I mentioned bodyside molding and my wife shrugged.

We too park in the back forty but, our 2015 is a magnet even when multiple spaces are available.
No door dings in 13 months but the grim reaper is a coming I just know it.
__________________
2015 Lexus RX350 AWD
2002 Lexus RX300 AWD (sold)
1999 Ford F150
1990 Jeep Wrangler
Raoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-15, 04:35 PM   #15
FLYCT
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,008
Default

I just ordered the following from Kerry Sewell Lexus in Dallas. Pricing with our Club Lexus Discount:

• Body side molding PT936-48110-14 ($71.25) Satin Cashmere
• Door edge guards PT296-48111-04 ($100) Satin Cashmere
• All Weather Cargo mat (Black) PT 90848-10102 ($80) Black
• Shipping to Florida $19

I prefer the look of naked doors but door dings drive me nuts. We traded in our CT200h and even though we park way back in lots it had one nasty door ding with paint chipped.
__________________
Current Vehicles;
2015 RX450h Satin Cashmere Metallic/Saddle
2008 SC430 Matador Red/Ecru
2012 CT200h Premium, Starfire Pearl-Black Leather (Traded for RX450h)
2007 SC430 Mercury Metallic/Saddle (traded)
2009 LS460 Mercury Metallic/Gray (sold)

FLYCT is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Body side moldings are virtually useless in protecting your car against dings. tresmith00 NX Models (2015-present) 20 07-17-15 06:12 PM
Lower door Molding ? Ronn1 NX Models (2015-present) 3 05-09-15 05:45 AM
Side body molding mkspear32 RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 31 05-01-15 04:59 PM
Anyone getting Door Dings, Dents, & Scratches on your RX? Dreamlab RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 3 06-19-14 08:06 AM
Side moldings DIY: is std. location too low to protect from dings? arlinek ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 61 03-13-14 03:29 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:53 AM.

Copyright © 2000-2015 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info