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I mentioned at my last visit to the dealer that I noticed the black tape around the windows was peeling on both front doors. They considered it a defect and ordered new black tape.

I brought it in today and literally spent all day there. The procedure took 3 hours which they did warn me about. They said it was very tricky to get it right; I told them to take their time so it is done right.

After it was done, I left the dealer and went out to lunch.

While just about to head home (40 minutes way), I looked at the doors carefully.

I gave the passenger side a passing grade, but check out how driver side came out.

Also, note the weatherstripping was removed to facilitate the process of removal/re-applying the tape apparently and the rubber tabs that hold it to the door are now gone (from BOTH doors)?

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These are photos of the driver side; sorry about the lack of focus in the pictures. In the third picture, you can see where the tape is missing/cut from the top edge of the window.

There are bubbles in the tape as well in various places.

I would advise against doing this procedure; electrical tape is a better option to cover where the tape is peeling!

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And the tech that got the job was loving every minute of it.. Warranty only pays 30 minutes I think it is to replace 1 side..

They are a joke to do, you gots to take a bunch of stuff off, some of which may even break, as it was meant to be installed, and not removed, I used to just break the 1 molding off, and replace it with new.

Then we gets to peel the tape off, but dang, 75+% of the film of glue is stuck to the door, gots to find something to cut the glue and not eat the paint... Now we get to play align the curly tape, and stick it on so it all straight and no wrinkles or bubbles.

I do not like to see them when parts fella is walking around with them stickers in hand, I hope somebody else in shop gets them, I have more productive/better paying work I could be doing.. I am not a body shop tech.

Did I mention they is a joke to do.. Last dealer I worked at, the techs did not do them, they had a fella come in that did pinstriping and other trim work do them,, he would do them pretty quick, leaving the shop to be more productive.. I think at 1 point my manager had somebody come in and paint the door black..

Rant done, carry on.
 

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I think it's a 45 min job.

In my case, they are going to re-do the tape on the driver side and replace the weatherstripping on both doors.

I kind of wish they never attempted it and just told me it's not worth it.

What stuff has to be removed?
 
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