BMW 3-Series 4 Door Painted Body Side Molding 2012 - 2018 / FE-BMW3-12
Protect your 2012 - 2018 BMW 3-Series 4 Door with a set of Painted Body Side Moldings from Dawn Enterprises
Dawn Enterprises offers OEM Quality Painted Body Side Molding to protect your 2012 - 2018 BMW 3-Series from shopping carts, door dings, scratches, chipping, and other road hazards. These Painted Body Side Moldings are made in the USA using only the finest automotive materials. Installing this Painted Body Side Molding to your BMW 3-Series is a quick and easy process, and requires no drilling. These BMW 3-Series Painted Body Side Moldings are carefully cut to perfectly fit the doors of your vehicle. These Painted Body Side Moldings carry a lifetime warranty, guaranteeing a quality product that's made to last on your BMW 3-Series for years. Dawn Enterprises Painted Body Side Molding is measured and manufactured to the exact specifications of your BMW 3-Series to ensure a perfect fit. These Painted Body Side Moldings lay flush on the door of your 2012 - 2018 BMW 3-Series, giving your vehicle a custom, professionally installed look. This set of Painted Body Side Moldings is painted to match the color of your BMW 3-Series precisely, creating a seamless and stylish look. Installing a Painted Body Side Molding Kit to your BMW 3-Series will add both class and style, all while protecting your vehicle. Keep your 2012 - 2018 BMW 3-Series well protected and in good condition, without breaking the bank, with a set of Painted Body Side Moldings from Dawn Enterprises. Order your Painted Body Side Moldings today!
- These Painted Body Side Moldings come complete with easy-to-follow installation instructions, Pro-Clean™ Prep Pads, and Pro-Bond™ Adhesive Promoter
- 100% paint match guarantee
- Lifetime warranty
- Made in the USA
- Added protection against shopping carts, door dings, scratches, chipping, and other road hazards
- High quality automotive grade ABS materials
- OEM quality
- Measured, pre-cut, and precision engineered to match your BMW 3-Series
- Quick and easy no-drill installation with the use of self-adhering 3M Tape
*This body molding comes packaged as a four (4) piece kit.
PLEASE NOTE : Do NOT guess your paint color! The only accurate way to obtain the correct color is to get your paint code from your vehicle. Some paint codes have multiple names, but the code is always the same. CLICK HERE to find your vehicle's paint code. Unsure of your paint code? Call the parts department at any dealership relating to your vehicle (If you have a Ford, call a Ford dealership) and give them your VIN#. They will be able to tell you the correct color code once they look up your VIN#. Alternatively, you can enter "Gloss Black" into the paint code box for a high-gloss black finish, or enter "Matte Black" into the paint code box for a flat black finish.
PLEASE NOTE : Dawn Enterprises moldings are aftermarket, they are not direct OEM factory replacements. Our moldings may install in a different location and might be a different size or shape, so they possibly will not fit properly where OEM factory moldings have been installed.
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• How long does it take to ship Painted Moldings?
Most likely, we will need to produce and paint the Moldings. This usually takes between 3-5 business days (does not include weekend days). Sometimes, we have Painted Moldings in stock and as such they can ship as quick as 1 business day. Once they ship, you will receive an email with a tracking number. We manufacture, paint, and ship our Moldings from our location in Cleveland, Ohio, and these are 100% USA-Made products!
• Where can I find my paint code?
Most codes can be found on the driver side door jamb, glove box, or trunk. If you cannot locate your paint code, please contact your local auto dealer, ask for the parts department, and tell them that you need to obtain your paint code. They will ask you for your vehicle's VIN # and look it up for you. PaintScatch.com and AutoMotiveTouchUp.com are great for reference, but never guess your paint code!
• What type of Paint do you use for your Painted Products, and how many coats?
We use BASF Automotive Base Coat Clear Coat for all our Painted products. We use a mixture of low-VOC solvent and Waterborne paint, which is EPA compliant and environmentally friendly. We paint them in-house at our Cleveland, OH headquarters. For Tri-Coat Paints, we use 4 coats of paint. For Non-Tri-Coat Paints, we use 3 coats of paint. In addition, we use 2 Clear Coats for all painted products. Our paint finish quality is unmatched, we guarantee a 100% perfect paint match on every order, and have been painting products since 1973!
• Does an order for Body Side Molding include only one side or both sides?
Each order of body side molding includes enough molding for both sides of your vehicle. Most molding kits come in 4 pieces, but some 2 door vehicles may only have 2 pieces (the 2 door pieces are longer and have formed ends on each side, so it still looks great!). Refer to the product description for more information on how many pieces are in the kit that you are interested in.
• Are your Painted/Chrome Body Side Moldings Die-Cut for Formed-End?
Our Moldings are Formed End Moldings. Our Extruded Molding, however, is Die-Cut.
• How do I remove my Body Side Molding?
Using two tools; wrap string around both, (screwdrivers, etc.), leave about 6” of the string between the two. At the corner of the moldings, slip the string between the moldings and the vehicle. Work the string back and forth, this will cut the 3M tape, do this until you can grab some of the molding with your hand. Push downward, toward the ground, this helps to release the tape from the vehicle. You may see some tape left on the vehicle; use your thumb to rub this off. A degreasing product should help to soften the tape. It’s not easy, and will take some time, but you will not damage the paint or clear coat!
• Is the Body Side Molding you offer the same as Factory/OEM Molding?
No. Our aftermarket moldings are designed for vehicles that come from the factory without body side molding. They are not Factory Molding Replacements. We design them to look like some factory styles, but it will not be an exact match. If you have a factory body side molding and would like to replace it with ours, please know that our molding may be made to be installed in a different location. Some factory moldings are drilled into your vehicle, so please consider that there may be holes underneath your factory molding.
• Do I need to use the Pro Bond™ Adhesive Promoter for my Body Side Molding Installation?
We STRONGLY advise using our Pro Bond Adhesive Promoter so that the Molding will stay on for years to come. We recommend applying a thin coat of the Pro Bond Adhesive Promoter where the moldings are to be applied (approximately underneath where the Moldings will go, try not to get it on parts of the vehicle where the Molding will NOT be applied to. The vehicle, or at least the area where you will apply the moldings, should be cleaned with alcohol prior to remove any dirt, wax, or debris. You will notice that the Pro Bond dries very quickly. This is okay, the Pro Bond should be dried prior to installing the Moldings. It will leave a thin polymer coating that may appear to slightly "dull" the surface (if Moldings are ever removed, buffing the surface will take away the dullness 100%). The Pro Bond Adhesive Promoter is not an adhesive, it is an Adhesive Promoter that preps the surface to increase the bond of the 3M Tape. One Pro Bond Crush Swab is enough for one side of the vehicle.
• There are no Body Side Molding options for my vehicle. Can you make Custom Body Side Molding?
We unfortunately cannot make custom Body Side Moldings due to tooling/manufacturing costs and restrictions. However, if you send us the desired lengths of each molding, we can see if any of our existing Body Side Moldings will fit your vehicle. However, an installation sheet will not be included, and returns are not accepted for any custom orders unless there is a manufacturing flaw. Another note to consider is the angle of the moldings near the door jam. For any custom moldings, a 90-degree, straight cut will be applied for this angle, which may or may not be a match to the door jamb angle on your vehicle. A good alternative may be Extruded Body Side Molding. These products can be cut to length, so it can fit any vehicle. Please navigate to our Extruded Molding products to see if these would be a better fit for your next project!
• What’s the difference between Finished End (FE/FE2/FE7) Molding, ChromeLine (CF/CF2/CF7) Molding, Color Insert (CI/CI2/CI7) Molding, and Custom (FE7/CF7/CI7) Molding?
Finished End Moldings are one solid, painted-to-match color moldings with angled ends. ChromeLine Moldings are painted moldings with a chrome insert strip. Color Insert Moldings are painted moldings with a black or red insert strip. The new Custom Molding is our newly designed, modern style molding. The difference between the FE/FE2, CF/CF2, or CI/CI2 Body Side Moldings is the width of the Molding. The FE/CF/CI Moldings are 1 1/4" Wide, and the FE2/CF2/CI2 Moldings are 2 1/2" Wide. They will protect the same, the difference is purely aesthetic.
• What is your Painted Body Side Molding made of?
Our Painted Moldings are made of ABS Plastic.
• Do I need to install my Body Side Molding in the location depicted on your Installation Instructions?
For each Body Side Molding Kit, we determine the lengths of the Moldings and the angles that the Moldings are cut at for the door seam in a spot that will provide the most protection to your vehicle. For this reason, we advise for you to install your Body Side Molding in the location that we depict on our Installation Instructions. If you install the Moldings in a different location, we can not guarantee that they will protect your vehicle as we engineered them to. Also, the angles and lengths may vary depending on where you install the Moldings. Many times, there are areas of vehicles that are "wavy/bubbly" which will cause the Moldings to lift from the vehicle after a prolonged period of time, so this would be another concern with installing your Moldings in a separate location. We must also mention that installing in a location other than where we depict on our Installation Instructions would void the Manufacturer Warranty.
• The Molding/Spoiler I ordered did not include instructions or installation hardware.
Please double-check the sock material. The instructions are rolled up in a separate section toward the end of the material. If you still are unable to find them, please contact us.
• I just had my vehicle waxed, will this affect the installation process?
Yes, in the area where you are applying the product, we advise that you remove the wax with alcohol wipes. The wax will interfere with the adhesion of your product, so this is important to make sure your product will stay on for years to come!
• Do I have to worry about Car-Washes damaging my product or interfering with the adhesion?
Just to be safe, we recommend avoiding a car wash for 24 hours after you install your product(s). Afterwards, you can have as many car-washes as you'd like! It will not damage or interfere with your product's adhesion.
• Will my Ceramic Coating interfere with the installation of your products?
YES. The product(s) will bond to the Ceramic Coating, and not to your vehicle, so once the Coating wears away after a few years, the bond will weaken and your products may come off. We advise not to install products onto a Ceramic-Coated Vehicle, but if you do, please frequently check to make sure that the bond is strong. Please keep in mind that installing our products onto a Ceramic Coating WILL void your warranty!
• Can I wax my Painted Product, and if so, how long must I wait after installing the Product?
You can wax any Painted Product as you would wax your vehicle, but we recommend waiting at least 24 hours after installing your Painted Product to wax your vehicle.