View Full Version : Side molding Q

01-27-2008, 10:43 PM
Quick question... I searched and for some reason it brought up 34 pages of threads. Anyways I wanted to know if the side moldings halfway up the door skin on a 99.5-01 A4 are just stuck in place like the rear "A4" and "1.8T" or if they are also attached by clips through holes in the door skin. I'm considering removing / "shaving" them and just wanted to know how much of a mess I'd be getting into.

01-27-2008, 11:09 PM
I dont think its that bad from what I hear.
I think you just pull the pins out, then just fill it, then paint.

01-28-2008, 07:08 PM
are there pins for sure?

01-28-2008, 07:32 PM
I can vouch for the pin type things that stick out of the doors. I replaced all 4 of the door trim pieces on my car a while back. The pins stick out so you can put these white plastic things that you slide the trim onto to lock it in place. Doesn't seem like it would be hard to shave them off or pull them out if you are good at that kind of stuff and have the time. I don't have those kind of skills so the $120 to replace the trim and clips was good enough for me.

01-28-2008, 07:59 PM
I'm talking about the trim halfway up the door skin... that on an A4 is painted the same as the car. I don't know the real technical name for it, but essentially the protector strip, that protects the metal of the door from being hit from other doors being opened into it.

01-28-2008, 08:03 PM
i think a4rob did this recently while doing his widebody thread, id say he would know the most about this

EDIT: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167388&page=5

01-28-2008, 09:07 PM
I wanna do the same thing. I saw like one or two pics of b5s without them and it looked like it added a nice line.

01-28-2008, 09:27 PM
well i just PMed A4Rob so we will have a definitive answer hopefully shortly for all to see.

01-28-2008, 09:32 PM
I know what you are talking about.
I currently have mine off on the other A4 in the shop.
It might have a hole or something for the molding to press into, but mainly it is stuck on by adhesive

01-28-2008, 09:46 PM
Well it was just confirmed by A4Rob that there are rougly 10 holes per side that he had welded shut.