I finally broke down and purchased a set of upper door chrome pieces with the rubber seals that come in contact with the window. My car still has its originals and they are pretty scratched.
What bugs me is the new set doesn’t have countersunk holes for the front and rear bends that attach them. I know it’s a super minor point, but if you are going to reproduce a part, why not go all the way? Obviously they are saving money, but compared to the overall cost to manufacture, how much could deleting that step really make in terms of price?