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I'm looking at some accessories I want to install on my Civic. I ordered the mud guards and I'll be doing the install myself. Another addition I am questioning is the side body mold. I understand it provides protection if someone where to hit my door with theirs, the only thing I don't like about it is how they look on the car. What do you all think? Would you go for it or nahhh?
 

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Agree with you about the look. Really depends on your parking situation. If you go to malls and busy places a lot, they can't hurt. I always try to park next to nicer cars ($$$$) or further away from the action.
 

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Mine were installed before the car left the lot. My other Civics always had them and I like the extra protection. I have a black Civic with splash guards and side moldings, and as the salesman drove it to the front door for delivery, he even commented how a simple item like the moldings made such a huge difference.
 

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I was at one of my honda dealership, one of their civic sedan had the body side molding installed, it wasn't a painted kind, it was clear see through piece. I didn't snap a picture of it though, but my friend has a CX-5 with pretty much the same type of side Molding as the civic had on, here's a picture below, it looks alot better then the painted ones, instead of CX-5 logo on the side molding, it say civic on the civic one.
 

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I've always only seen the painted ones and they aren't exactly lookers. the clear one on your friend's CX-5 adds a bit of personality that wouldn't look too out of place on the civic.

Up to you really. I wouldn't do it simply because I don't really go anywhere with tight parking spaces and when I do, I usually park pretty far from the building doors so people won't feel the need to park beside me.
 

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I use to get molding for my cars but not anymore, instead I wrap the doors with clear vinyl and make sure I park where has nice cars or just where ever creates the most distance between me and other cars. It takes more time to do this, more walking and all but in the end its worth it, exterior of my cars always look brand new.
 

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Clear vinyl is good as long as the other person doesn't slam their car door open wide. The wrap can protect against scratches but not dents.
 

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Clear vinyl is good as long as the other person doesn't slam their car door open wide. The wrap can protect against scratches but not dents.
That's why I make sure to be very, very mindful of where I park since that goes a long way for preventing dents. Plus dents on doors are the easiest to have removed with paintless dent removal, being mostly flat surfaces, much unlike the sort of curves and creases you find elsewhere.
 

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How hard are side moldings to remove if they start becoming an eyesore?
Not hard at all, it's stuck on with double sided tape, the same type used on emblems. You have to heat up the adhesive and use a product like goo gone to clean up the adhesive.

The process:

 

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Sure it may not look the greatest on the car, but it's great protection for the car.

I would personally add it.

Mind you, I park the away from the crowd of cars lol might as well do a short cardio (brisk walking) ;)

The safest is to park in the empty areas (furthest away from any entrances) Since not a lot of people one like to park far and walk, they all want the parking closest to the door.... or like what others said, park next to the nicer cars :)
 

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Sure it may not look the greatest on the car, but it's great protection for the car.

I would personally add it.

Mind you, I park the away from the crowd of cars lol might as well do a short cardio (brisk walking) ;)

The safest is to park in the empty areas (furthest away from any entrances) Since not a lot of people one like to park far and walk, they all want the parking closest to the door.... or like what others said, park next to the nicer cars :)
That's the key thing, play into people's laziness and if you need to make it rewarding, starting tracking your steps with a pedometer ;)

More steps + less dents.

On the plus side paintless dent removal is quick enough and easy, and with the paint protection film we can take worry about paint out of the equation:

 

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That's the key thing, play into people's laziness and if you need to make it rewarding, starting tracking your steps with a pedometer ;)

More steps + less dents.

On the plus side paintless dent removal is quick enough and easy, and with the paint protection film we can take worry about paint out of the equation:

WOW, I learned a lot from this video. Thanks a lot that you shared it with us. I have an old house and a water pipe broke a year ago and all my house was in the water. I took out the water, I took out all the furniture to dry, but appeared the mold on the walls and I didn't know how to remove it. I found out on the Internet about damagecontrol-911.com and I read a lot of reviews about them that they can remove all the mold without problems. I called them because I didn't want to live in a house with mold because it is unhealthy. I was surprised because they made their work good and till now I don't have problems with mold.
 
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