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Those look nice -- are they chrome or painted white? I can't tell for sure from the photographs. I think these white Ascents look nice with some sort of molding on the doors. I've been meaning to order the OEM ones from Subaru but just haven't gotten around to it. Great work!
 

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Those look nice -- are they chrome or painted white? I can't tell for sure from the photographs. I think these white Ascents look nice with some sort of molding on the doors. I've been meaning to order the OEM ones from Subaru but just haven't gotten around to it. Great work!
We decided to install black OEM body side molding on our CWP Ascent. One unintended benefit is that is easy to pick out in a sea of white vehicles.
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Those look nice -- are they chrome or painted white? I can't tell for sure from the photographs. I think these white Ascents look nice with some sort of molding on the doors. I've been meaning to order the OEM ones from Subaru but just haven't gotten around to it. Great work!
They're the k1x crystal white but really don't have as much metal flake as the car. The cross-section of the molding is kind of triangular so with the sun high, the molding casts itself into shadow making it appear darker.

I chose these over OEM because they were longer and the upward sweep aligned better with the body lines and kept the molding at the widest parts of the doors.

I wish they were made of a more resilient material. They seem hard and will probably chip if hit by a door edge. But I'd be more comfortable doing touchups on the molding than on the doors.
 

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They're the k1x crystal white but really don't have as much metal flake as the car. The cross-section of the molding is kind of triangular so with the sun high, the molding casts itself into shadow making it appear darker.

I chose these over OEM because they were longer and the upward sweep aligned better with the body lines and kept the molding at the widest parts of the doors.

I wish they were made of a more resilient material. They seem hard and will probably chip if hit by a door edge. But I'd be more comfortable doing touchups on the molding than on the doors.
I also noticed the darker appearance on mine due to the sunlight angle. At first, I thought it was a color mismatch, but the color was perfect when out of the sun. I actually really like the darker appearance because the slight contrast gives it a great multi-dimensional look rather than a flat appearance, which is striking. This is similar to the existing body contours which were artistically designed to do the same thing.

In regards to the resilience, I've had mine installed now for over a year and they've held up great despite being hit several times.
 

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Just finished putting mine on today. Nice moldings! Here are a few pics along with my turbo emblem I installed. I also included the tape line and procedure for everyone to see. Measurements and complete instructions were sent with the moldings from Sportwing. These moldings can be ordered on Ebay and were surprisingly easy to install. I believe with their instructions any one of us can install these. I paid $140.00 for them color matched exactly to my car, all I did is supplied them with my paint code. Also American company and American made. The turbo emblem I also ordered from Ebay.
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Been eyeing that same emblem,might pull the trigger on it after seeing it on your Ascent .Thanks for the post.
 
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