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TomT
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Side moldings for the Leaf doors

I hate door dings and regardless of how careful you are, sooner or later you're going to get one... That is why I do not like cars with doors that do not have side moldings. Moldings, at least, give you a fighting chance...

So, I found a company that is now offering them for the Leaf at a discount:

http://www.sportwing.com/nissan-leaf-bo ... lding.aspx

Here is the url of the company that actually makes them. They don't yet have a full picture of them on a Leaf...

http://www.dawn-ent.com/bodyside/nissanbodyside.htm
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf

I like the idea of that, thanks.

I'd love to see photos of a whole car to get a better idea of what they look like after installation....I'll see if they have any.
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf

I purchased after-market side moldings for my '06 Prius. Best thing I ever did. But the price here for these ($124.95 on sale) is a little steep. I think I paid around $85 on the Prius.
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf

On the Sportwing site it says 2012. I wonder if they meant 2011. On my Honda Civic GX, I had them, but they were too low. Someone did a really good job with a shopping cart on the passenger side.
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf

Just go to a local automotive paint supplier (they sell paint to professional car painters), they will have an endless selection of rubber moldings at reasonable prices.. pick out the one you like the best.
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf

The devil in the details is in getting it painted to match the car...
Herm wrote:Just go to a local automotive paint supplier (they sell paint to professional car painters), they will have an endless selection of rubber moldings at reasonable prices.. pick out the one you like the best.
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf

Those custom moldings look pretty good on a Versa:

http://www.dawn-ent.com/vehicles/nissan/versafe.htm
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf

I went ahead and ordered in Cayenne Red for my Leaf. The price listed is for both sides and includes the install kit. They're offering free shipping and 15% off, so I'll post photos of what it looks like when I get it installed...Thanks to the OP for posting the link, this is just what I've been looking for....

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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf

I ordered them as well for my red LEAF. I found a coupon code: 0771186 that will give you an additional 5% off.
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Re: Side moldings for the Leaf

Thanks for posting the discount code! After seeing how they look in the Versa photo, I went ahead and ordered red too.
Ready2plugin wrote:I ordered them as well for my red LEAF. I found a coupon code: 0771186 that will give you an additional 5% off.
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