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Old 06-01-2017, 03:45 AM
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Acura Body Side Molding

Of the few Acura accessories I am considering, body side molding is one of them.

08P05-TX4-2D0, Lunar Silver NH-830M
Does anyone have any close-up pics of the molding mounted and on edge so that I can see the profile.

What material is the molding made of; hard plastic or a soft rubber/vinyl?

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I have not got mine yet, but I think it is plastic. You need it regardless what kind of materials. I also bought the clear film for the door edges.
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If I remember correctly it is hard plastic but has some sort of mild flexibility in it which makes it perfect for the job. Go for it. You won't regret it. It improves the bland looks of the doors as well. I'm considering it myself.
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Of the few Acura accessories I am considering, body side molding is one of them.

08P05-TX4-2D0, Lunar Silver NH-830M
Does anyone have any close-up pics of the molding mounted and on edge so that I can see the profile.

What material is the molding made of; hard plastic or a soft rubber/vinyl?
Here are a few PICS of my RDX with body side molding.

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To me it sits a bit low for maximum protection, that said I have had them on my 14 and 17 and no dents yet. If it saves one dent it is worth the $300 installed I paid. I think they look very integrated and OEM looking.
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To me it sits a bit low for maximum protection, that said I have had them on my 14 and 17 and no dents yet. If it saves one dent it is worth the $300 installed I paid. I think they look very integrated and OEM looking.
That is the issue I have and didn't get them for that reason. I have picked up two dings, both outside of the area covered by those. PDR has been $200 total so far.
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To me it sits a bit low for maximum protection, that said I have had them on my 14 and 17 and no dents yet. If it saves one dent it is worth the $300 installed I paid. I think they look very integrated and OEM looking.
The molding sits on the door edge crease so if it was higher up it would look stupid. Luckily I havenít needed to test it yet on my 2016 RDX but I also had the door edge molding on my previous 2008 RDX and it took a big hit one day. I even saw it happen. I was walking back to my car and some fat-ass older lady parks her minivan like a foot from my RDX and opens the door full force and slams it into my car. WTF! I was pissed to say the least. The molding got scarred but it saved my door. It does work if and when needed.
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The molding sits on the door edge crease so if it was higher up it would look stupid. Luckily I havenít needed to test it yet on my 2016 RDX but I also had the door edge molding on my previous 2008 RDX and it took a big hit one day. I even saw it happen. I was walking back to my car and some fat-ass older lady parks her minivan like a foot from my RDX and opens the door full force and slams it into my car. WTF! I was pissed to say the least. The molding got scarred but it saved my door. It does work if and when needed.
I know it would look stupid higher because of the lines of the door.I still have them anyway as some protection is better than none. We had an 11 RDX it was a better BSM placement.
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Thank you for the comments so far.

How far out from the door panel where there are mounted do they stick out?
A half inch, an inch? I am try to gauge the profile of them.
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The molding sits on the door edge crease so if it was higher up it would look stupid. Luckily I havenít needed to test it yet on my 2016 RDX but I also had the door edge molding on my previous 2008 RDX and it took a big hit one day. I even saw it happen. I was walking back to my car and some fat-ass older lady parks her minivan like a foot from my RDX and opens the door full force and slams it into my car. WTF! I was pissed to say the least. The molding got scarred but it saved my door. It does work if and when needed.
How long did the lady cling to life?
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Thank you for the comments so far.

How far out from the door panel where there are mounted do they stick out?
A half inch, an inch? I am try to gauge the profile of them.
Without measuring exactly, I'd say about half inch.
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Did an install of the OEM body side molding today. Here are installation pics and after shots.


Driver side - template in place, held by rare earth magnets (the round thingies).

Driver side front molding installed.

Driver side rear molding installed.

Driver side molding after template removed.

Passenger side - template in place.

Passenger side front molding installed.

Passenger side rear molding installed.

Passenger side molding after template removed.

Angle shot with molding installed - passenger side.

More passenger side.

More passenger side.

Angle shot - driver side.

More driver side.

More driver side.
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Wow, thanks for reviving this old thread. I haven't seen an RDX of your color, must be really rare, looks cool though. The pictures of the install are great. Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by Comfy View Post
I haven't seen an RDX of your color.
Lunar Silver Metallic, one of about 7 colors offered. Designed for people that hate to wash daily driver cars.

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Wow, thanks for reviving this old thread. I haven't seen an RDX of your color, must be really rare, looks cool though. The pictures of the install are great. Thanks again.
The color is Forged Silver Metallic (2015), and you're very welcome.



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The color is Forged Silver Metallic (2015).
From the online paint samples, it looks like it might have a tinge of blue in the silver, almost like an ice blue. Would that be right? In the pics above, looks like my silver.

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From the online paint samples, it looks like it might have a tinge of blue in the silver, almost like an ice blue. Would that be right? In the pics above, looks like my silver.
Yes, there is definitely a blue hue in there. Under certain lighting conditions, it looks more blue than silver.
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SamiaM68 The install doesnít look too challenging, thanks for the pics! Do the templates come with the kit?
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SamiaM68 The install doesnít look too challenging, thanks for the pics! Do the templates come with the kit?
It's not challenging at all, but I took my time to make sure everything lined up perfectly. Took a total of about an hour. The hardest part was peeling the initial corners off the backing of the self-stick strips on the back of the molding - it was really stuck on there.

The kit comes with the template and alcohol pads, which were kind of dried out. I used my own rubbing alcohol to clean the surface.
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The hardest part was peeling the initial corners off the backing of the self-stick strips on the back of the molding - it was really stuck on there.
I use the tip of an X-ACTO blade to lift the corner on that type of 3M adhesive tape as well as 3M Dual Lock that I use quite often. It keeps your fingers and greasy fingers off the tape. The stuff sticks like crazy.

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On the topic of installing accessories (maybe I should start a new thread), has anyone tried installing the roof rails or door edge protectors? Dealer wants a crazy amount for install of accessories. Thanks!
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