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The tuning of door pins (door locking pins) is an inexpensive and quick way to customize the interior of a vehicle. The possibilities of designs are almost infinite. However, one must also mention here that this type of modifications to modern vehicles is hardly possible because only a few cars have such factory-installed door pins.
The installation of door pins
Most door pins can be easily exchanged for the standard door pins using a plug-in mechanism. The previously installed PIN can be easily removed with a self-adhesive insertion tool, which is included in the delivery of some providers. The previously installed door pin is enclosed with the tool and carefully pulled off with a little force. However, there are also systems in which the door pin is screwed on. This is often the case with round door pins. If in doubt about a round pin "first" try to turn it to the left. The new door pin is then installed in the same place, which is simply pressed on with a little pressure or screwed in. If you press the door opener while pushing it open, you get some counter pressure which simplifies the pushing open.
Materials of the door pins
There are also quite a few differences in materials. There are door pins made of cast and high-quality plastic, but also some made of stainless steel and anodized aluminum. There are also pins made of carbon, wood or even glass in the countless online shops on the Internet. Here the motto applies: "if you have the choice you are spoiled for choice"!
Shapes and appearance of the door pins
The forms and optics also differs in some cases considerably. There is something for every taste. From brand emblems from design films such as MINI to extravagant shapes, you can get everything your heart desires and customize your vehicle with attention to detail. Brand emblems or motifs are available as two- or three-dimensional stickers. In the case of plastic, a metal ring is attached to some door pins in order to obtain a noble appearance. Round shapes that meet the automotive standard for headgear are relatively modern.
Manufacturer of door pins
As mentioned above, there are numerous manufacturers of door pins. These include vehicle-specific but also universal door pins. On the homepage of a large provider you get, for example, door pins for BMW and mini models. In addition to tuning companies, OEM companies now also offer individual door pins. If we stay with the brand BMW or Mini; MINI offers individual door pins in the classic yet very stylish John Cooper Works design. The doorpins are available in three different colors. The MINI drivers can choose between gray, red and black. The provider Carstyle, for example, also offers individual door pins, which are not vehicle-specific. The anodised aluminum door pins are suitable for 3mm threads. These are available in the colors chrome, titanium, red, silver and blue. Matching to the colors there are rubber rings in black, blue and orange. If you drive a Mercedes and want to put on noble brands, will find it at Brabus. The vehicle refiners offer chromed aluminum doorpins for countless Mercedes models, which not only look classy, but also give the cars a sportier look. If we stay with the Mercedes brand; so there are on the homepage of schawe-shop door pins in AMG optics made of high quality stainless steel. The door pins are available in black or silver.
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