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    Default How to protect Plastic Door Sills in my Car?

    Hi, does anybody have a recommendation what I should / could use to protect the scratched area shown in the pic? And where to get it in DR?

    Only thing I found online is some protection tape from 3M. Any other ideas?


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    Quote Originally Posted by caribmike View Post
    Hi, does anybody have a recommendation what I should / could use to protect the scratched area shown in the pic? And where to get it in DR?

    Only thing I found online is some protection tape from 3M. Any other ideas?


    Mike:

    Bingo..if you are referring to the 3M Paint Defender Spray Film. It is primarily made to protect paint from chips to the front of the vehicle, but it is also used as a coating on those heavily traversed areas of the vehicle such as your door sill pictured above. Also it can be used on the plastic in the trunk that gets lots of stuff pushed and pulled across it.

    Hope this was helpful.

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    Playacaribe2

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    It won't be too long before the 'baby car' gets out of the diaper phase.

    You're washing it regularly , Mike -- I hope.
    Tire shine ??

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    Yep, 2 weeks ago Car Wash "Full" treatment. (For the car I mean )

    And I gave it a shower today. Next week Car Wash again...


    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    It won't be too long before the 'baby car' gets out of the diaper phase.

    You're washing it regularly , Mike -- I hope.
    Tire shine ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribmike View Post
    Yep, 2 weeks ago Car Wash "Full" treatment. (For the car I mean )

    And I gave it a shower today. Next week Car Wash again...

    Well, If you enjoy babying the vehicle......wash it without soap. Those detergents used in car washes etc., are harsh on paint. Clear water, good sponge, chamois. Separate brush/sponge for the wheels/tires....because of the brake dust.

    This is all until the idiot parking next to you flings open his/her door and christens/tatoos your door. I find from that point on, after you calm down, you return to normal about your car.


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    You don't have a wife, or any kids, do you???
    Why does the word, "Priorities" keep going through my mind???
    CCCCCC


    ps., "Take Your shoes off"!
    Problem Solved!!!!!!

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    how to protect the sill plate?

    step over it.

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    Duct tape can be used to protect anything, and it is cheap.

    Perhaps ugly, but cheap. There is also aluminum tape, less ugly.

    The thing I'd take care of if I had a new car would be those plastic headlight lenses. They get clouded and dull in a few years, and you do not want to contemplate how much it costs to replace them. This can be a safety issue as well, as clouded lenses result in dimmer lights.

    Duct tape, alas, will not work here, but there is some sort of film that you can use to protect them.

    My car is an 85 Benz, and the headlights are glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier_Onassis View Post
    Duct tape can be used to protect anything, and it is cheap.

    Perhaps ugly, but cheap. There is also aluminum tape, less ugly.

    The thing I'd take care of if I had a new car would be those plastic headlight lenses. They get clouded and dull in a few years, and you do not want to contemplate how much it costs to replace them. This can be a safety issue as well, as clouded lenses result in dimmer lights.

    Duct tape, alas, will not work here, but there is some sort of film that you can use to protect them.

    My car is an 85 Benz, and the headlights are glass.
    duct tape on the sill plate of a nice new car?

    i don't think so.

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    Door sills are actually a floor. People will walk on gravel, and pointy chips will get stuck in the soles of their shoes and make makes in plastic door sills. I think this is pretty inevitable.

    I was not making the duct tape as a serious proposal, but it would work, and it is cheap. It comes in a variety of colors, too.

    You could remove it for special occasions. Aluminum tape would be prettier. And clear package tape is pretty much invisible.

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