Some trucks came from the factory without the strip, I think it looks better with it present. If you're having the entire truck repainted you may want to strip the vinyl off and have it painted black instead.808dakota said:...about the black strip on the door next to the window? Well I am going to repaint my truck and I am debating if I should keep it or paint it the truck color. I'm kinda leaning toward keeping it. Just wondering what other people thought about it.