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Anybody do this yet?? I know the first door "ding" is coming anyday now. :crybaby:

I am in process of deciding what body side molding to get. These big doors are so vulnerable. I have had excell results w/ SPORTWING, oem-match painted moldings in past but hate where theirs is suggested (designed) to be mounted, at the mid-door location. I realize this probably is best location for damage prevention, but the upward "swoop" line on this sled's doors really visually conflicts w/ it, IMHO anyway. Sportwing has agreed to send me a painted set to TRY! (not actually stick-on!) Of course I will pay up front, but they will not charge me a re-stock fee if I ship back soon. Great guys!

My other idea is to put a chrome strip down low, on the existing, factory, body door line, little above the lower black trim. But at that level, it will have to be 1/2" deep to catch most other cars doors. The ones being sold for this location on EBAY and elsewhere are about a scant 1/4" deep at most. I tried w/ 2 other cars and with a 1/4" placebo, it doesn't protect the SRX door. Too shallow. I discussed w/ Sportwing and they do not offer any 1/2".

Still looking/researching..........all suggestions appreciated!

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i don't have any suggestions, unfortunately, but am also interested in considering some moldings to help agains dings. i would greatly appreciate it if you would post the results of your trial, and what it is that you wind up doing.

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well the Sportwing moldings came today. Color match is superb. Just like on their site pix, if mounted as they suggest @ mid-door, they work! But I am not happy with the looks at this location due to the profile "swoop" line on the SRX. Putting it lower there's not enough depth to protect....

I will figure something out eventually. Moldings are going back to Sportwing. I was really hoping I could find a way with the Sportwings.

Will post developments.

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that's too bad, just what i was afraid of. i completely agree that unless laid on the swoop, it wouldn't look right. i don't think it's going to be really possible AND pretty with the current design....
 

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News! I installed the Sportwing.com painted moldings! Perfect match! But I installed them low on the cars factory crease line. Perfect fit. No new body lines to "busy up" the gorgeous profile view. But I estimate at this mounting height, only 35% of any dings will be prevented. (Sportwing reccos putting mid-door) I await a thin chrome molding to place on top of the Sportwing molding. I think it will look good if I get the right type. Still looking...... See my album for current situation:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/members/smokin-srx-albums-2010-platinum-ice.html

Also posted some pix of wood trim and a new Cargo mat, by Husky, from Streetside.com, our sponsor, at only $77 w/free shipping! (plus: enter Save10 for another 10% off!)

Wish me luck. These big doors gotta get protected before a shopping cart zeros in on them.

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wow--those look absolutely OEM----nice job!!!! just adhesive and press on?

i think they look great, i really do, but i'm worried that even your 35% estimate may be too generous.....the mid-door molding on my 4Runner has saved it innumerable times; it's amazing how much they help whether someone opens their door on me, or i open my door on them!! how did you arrive at your figure?
 

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i was poking around sportwings web site. can you post the link to the moldings that you wound up with? there's so many....
 

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ok, i think i found it, but what's the difference between the "chromeline" and the other moldings? they seem identical, both painted, same positioning, different price? and i also see the lower chrome trim.

http://www.sportwing.com/cadillacsrx10cfmld.aspx
http://www.sportwing.com/cadillac-srx10-painted-body-side-molding.aspx

Mission accomplished! Chrome moldings arrived (from Auto Barn store or Cowlesproducts.com) They are 3/8 inch wide, self adhesive, very workable!

OK....The Sportwings are a class product and do look OEM with just a tiny effort. Their chrome-line has a recessed chrome strip (no depth advantage as I was seeking). I went with matched Painted moldings. The aftermarket wheel well, chrome molding was $15 and yes, 3M adhesive already on it:bouncy: The lower stainless steel strip by Sportwing, was more cosmetic than protective. I spoke to Dennis over there and he had no other solutions. Plus stainless steel dents! So I combined the two rubber-type moldings (had seen this on another car once, so I get no credit) for a 1/2" depth protection. The 35% protection ratio I mention, for just the Sportwing painted moldings alone, at the lower mounting height I desired, is my guesstimate after trying my 2 other vehicles doors. Wasn't acceptable to me either.

The wood trim matches almost perfect ( very good actually!) and looks great. CARiD.com had best price. Was about $135 and had alot of stuff I didn't even use. see their site for good pix.

Take a look at my pix and hope it helps those of you as worried as I was about our doors!

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ahhhhhhh, the turbo-----perhaps if i'm in a parking spot and i see a door swinging open at me, i can ZOOOOOOOM forward 6" in a huge burst of speed, stop, and just avoid it..............

seriously, the turbo acceleration when at speed already is so fast it's frightening. i realized the other day that except for the times when i've pulled out onto a freeway or something, i've never been able to fully engage the turbo for more than 2-3 seconds. you just can't. you're going so damn fast already that you have no choice but to start hitting the brake, and it's just barely begun to kick in for real. doesn't matter if it's a 45 MPH zone, you'll be going 75+, or if you're doing 70 MPH, you're past 95. i've heard it's s small turbo and all, but holy lord.........if i can only use it for 3 seconds at a time, it's fast enough for me!!!!
 

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Hey i was going to compliment you on that operation SS, that looks super awesome and factory like! *thumbs up*
 

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Hey SS, check this out---

was browsing around and i found this--it looks to be a ready-made bumper that's identical to what you constructed! would you care to check it out and comment? i'm curious about the price compared to what it would up costing you, and any other thoughts you might have. thanks!

http://www.carid.com/2010-cadillac-srx-spoiler/body-side-molding-83384.html
 

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Hi. CariD is good co. I bought my extra wood dash add-ons there. This product seems to be only 1/4" deep, with the chrome detail recessed into the molding. If it was added on top of the painted molding it would be PERFECT! It will work, as is, if you wanted to place at the mid-door height as they picture. I wanted to avoid creating a new line on the body profile. (I didn't like the looks). I placed a call to them as they helped me order the correct wood kit very nicely. If they reply that I'm wrong, and it is 1/2" depth I will post immediately. Wish it were so............

My set up cost $130 (Sportwing.com) painted molding, and $17 universal, 1/4" chrome molding.

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