Very true...a question along the same lines. So the body side molding is there to take the hits correct? So when i get fed up with all the nicks, dents, and grooves in my body side molding, do I go to the dealer and get them replaced? repainted? aftermarket? suffer?Those door edge protectors are a pretty dumb thing to add to your car. Generally car enthusiasts (i.e. all of us on this site) are careful when opening our doors. It's the other people you need to worry about opening their doors into you. Now if every other person in the world had those on their cars it would make parking a lot easier instead of always having to find a big space or one that's out on the other edge of the moon so you can stay away from other cars.