Anyone got a neat solution for door cap trim?

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Anyone got a neat solution for door cap trim?

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My door was finished with the vinyl wrapped around the sheet metal, plus the weatherstrip going over the top of that.

I'm missing one cap, and the one I have wouldn't really fit well over the thicker vinyl/weatherstrip anyway.

My thought has been to get something off Amazon, a rubber corner protector and trim it down, that can cover the vinyl/weatherstrip and keep water from getting down.

Figured I would ask here in case anyone else figured out a neat solution that looks somewhat inconspicuous before I go full DIY.
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On my 67.5 with extra foam behind the door panels, I stripped off the vinyl fromthe door top finishers , then got them semi matte powder coated.

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Habitat.pat wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:39 pm On my 67.5 with extra foam behind the door panels, I stripped off the vinyl fromthe door top finishers , then got them semi matte powder coated.

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You mean the actual door?

I'm referring to these that cap off the lip on the body:

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They don't go over the weatherstrip, it stops at the caps.
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spl310 wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:04 pm They don't go over the weatherstrip, it stops at the caps.
I know that's the stock way, I am just thinking there may be a cheaper DIY option that would look good. Mine is sandwiched with vinyl like this:

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So I think it might be goofy looking to just cut it down and have the cap above it.

Plus, $40 for two little pieces of rubber offends my sensibilities even though I know it's not cheap to get custom parts designed and made.
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On my car I added a bit of foam inside the round weatherstrip & squeezed in some 3M black weatherstrip & gasket adhesive. I then squeezed the open end closed so water won't get in. It is cut off right where it meets up with the corner cap that you show.

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Always felt the OEM "caps" looked off.

Sora has a tidy way of covering that sharp edge, imho:
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You could also trim the sheetmetal to an angle to reduce the need.
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That looks nice Alvin. Mine has a shorter 'lip' so I'm not sure I could get a nice swoop.

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To get a good swoop you might have to "dart" the inner side (the stiffened one) to allow it to hinge freely.
I got one side to adhere, and it has stayed, second side fought me, over and over.
I like Alvin's solution, that never occurred to me...... (never said I was Bright! just quick in the corners!)
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FergO2k wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:14 pm
I like Alvin's solution, that never occurred to me...... (never said I was Bright! just quick in the corners!)
Ferg, not my solution, credit goes to PO Michael Carion. I always thought it was a simple, clean way of covering. It eliminates those pesky "caps" that I never had luck with either because they perpetually fell off or cracked.
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I ended up making my own. Came out pretty decent and will keep gunk from getting down there.

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