View original topic: Fitting window trims / chrome
pig-pen Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:29 am

OMG. Did this yesterday and I never want to have to do this again.
I had heard it was a nasty job but nothing prepared me for the full horror.
Those inner scrapers are a pig.

Anyway... I kinda got there.

Passenger side went in perfect.

On the passenger side the trim lined up nice with the post and the screws for the post...

So all good there... very pleased even though my fingers were bleeding and sore.

but... drivers side I feel there might be an issue... the trim is longer on this side and covers the holes for the post fitment...

Comparing it with the OG trim, it seems to be the same length exactly on the outside, but the OG is trimmed more on the inside...

So... my question is... has anyone else experienced this with new trims? Did you just cut away the inner part and go with it knowing that the passenger side was shorter and looks different... are they all like this???

I really don't want to take it all off again!!!

0nebadbug Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:00 am

I used WW's when I did mine and did not have to notch anything. Perfect fit.

Who's scrapers are you using?

PS: if you think your fingers are sore now? Just wait until you push in the Vent rubbers... :wink:

aa390392 Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:02 am

I to gave up on mine at 1st I wasted $ on cheap shit then got wise, ordered German repo, then it became a pleasure.
Good luck.

pig-pen Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:28 am

nope.. all good quality german made. or so the packaging and supplier says.

rud helsen Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:08 pm

Quality or not... if you compare to original it still is shit...
i feel the pain... had the difficulties but all ended well ;)

pig-pen Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:32 pm

ok... so all in and fixed. and looks pretty good i think.

and the vent seals went in really easy.

I watched the various youtube clips and thought to myself that the screwdriver wrapped in masking tape shoving the seal in didn't look right... for sure that isn't how the factory did it...

with plenty of lube I just slid the seal around the track starting at the latch gap and pushed it all the way round to the top... it was pretty easy really.

brybug Tue May 23, 2023 1:03 pm

DO you know the size of the screws for the chrome-to-door install (3rd pic)

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