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Old 04-19-2016, 04:54 PM
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I am looking for pics of 2011-2013 with the chrome side trim removed. It's something i am thinking of doing but i am extremely hesitant because i am not sure i will love the look after. Also i think it is a pretty nice built in barrier against door dings.

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Re: Chrome trim removed

Just look at any 2014+ as they don't have that strip. IMO it looks much nicer without it. Then add the Grand Cherokee letters on the lower front door and you're all set. As far as door dings, maybe it lines up with another cars doors 50% of the time who knows. Just park smart and it won't be a problem.
Back when I had my 2012 Overland and I removed it and added the grand Cherokee emblem. Loved it no regrets. Just yank the stripes off and clean up the area. It's real easy. I'll add some pics of my old jeep in a little while for ya.
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Re: Chrome trim removed

I bought a 2015 GC and wish I had that trim like my 2012 did. Got a nice dent from some idiot. Will now cost me $450 to have fixed, plus $150 for the rental car. However, I like look without the trim. If I still had my 12 I would of removed mine as well.
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That is a really good look, I like it a lot.
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I bought a 2015 GC and wish I had that trim like my 2012 did. Got a nice dent from some idiot. Will now cost me $450 to have fixed, plus $150 for the rental car. However, I like look without the trim. If I still had my 12 I would of removed mine as well.
Yeah this is exactly what i am afraid of. That chrome trim would have stopped this from happening.
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Yeah this is exactly what i am afraid of. That chrome trim would have stopped this from happening.
That trim is not going to stop much.
It's like saying a sweatband is going to protect you from a baseball bat to the head.
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Paintless dent removal not an option?
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Yeah always try PDR first. I know its on a edge there, but you will be amazed at what paintless dent repair guys can do...and for a LOT less $$$ than a full body shop. Plus, who wants bondo and a new paint job on that door that wont match the rest of the car anyway? I guess in your case though it looks like paint actually came off so even if PDR made it smooth again, something would still need to be done with the paint.

Really, the best way to avoid door dings is to pay attention to how you park. If you park where other cars can be next to you its inevitable, you will get a ding sooner or later. For me I will ALWAYS park in an end spot and hug the curb. If no end spot is available I park far out. Line spots are great as well and same as the curb you can hug the lines so other doors cant reach your car. Been driving for 19 years and have never once received a door ding to any vehicle of mine. I even taught my wife to park good and she does a really nice job avoiding dings on her car.
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Paintless dent removal not an option?
Yeah but was told I would still see it.
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Yeah always try PDR first. I know its on a edge there, but you will be amazed at what paintless dent repair guys can do...and for a LOT less $$$ than a full body shop. Plus, who wants bondo and a new paint job on that door that wont match the rest of the car anyway? I guess in your case though it looks like paint actually came off so even if PDR made it smooth again, something would still need to be done with the paint.

Really, the best way to avoid door dings is to pay attention to how you park. If you park where other cars can be next to you its inevitable, you will get a ding sooner or later. For me I will ALWAYS park in an end spot and hug the curb. If no end spot is available I park far out. Line spots are great as well and same as the curb you can hug the lines so other doors cant reach your car. Been driving for 19 years and have never once received a door ding to any vehicle of mine. I even taught my wife to park good and she does a really nice job avoiding dings on her car.
Do you think DPR could fix it? The shop I was planning on taking it to just replace the bumper cover on my wife's 12 Liberty Jet and I can't see a difference in the paint. I am very nervous about the bondo work and seeing it as well.
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I bought a 2015 GC and wish I had that trim like my 2012 did. Got a nice dent from some idiot. Will now cost me $450 to have fixed, plus $150 for the rental car. However, I like look without the trim. If I still had my 12 I would of removed mine as well.
Damn. That took off the paint.

No pdr on that one.
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