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post #1 of 21 Old 11-08-2006, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Door sill protection - good or bad idea?

Has anyone considered, or tried using some of the durable clear films for their door sills? For example, one of the popular products offered through XPel is a 3M Scotchgard film, and can be ordered in bulk. It wouldn't take much material to create a descent door sill protector.

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post #2 of 21 Old 11-08-2006, 08:50 AM
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mine came with the clear plastic film but was easily worn thru and the paint scratched. I bought the black plastic sill protectors and they work great.

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I used the 3m stair tread / skateboard type tape on mine. It worked really well and provides a nice non-slip surface. Only hang up is you need to be sure to clear it when getting out or it will grab pants or bare skin!

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Mine has the clear protectant film/sticker on it also. It is all scratched and peeling which looks bad. It looks like clear coat is flaking off when actually the paint is still good. I need to get the plastic ones

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My clear film wore through in a few month, so I bedlined it.
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My clear film wore through in a few month, so I bedlined it.
I hit mine as well when I Herc'd the tub. I like it.
You can see it in this pic if you look close:


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Thanks everone - good inputs. It doesn't sound like the clear film would be durable enough, which is one factor I was concerned about. The plastic ones are probably a better, and easier, approach.
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I was thinking about using grip tape but being a skateboader i have torn and frayed so many pairs of jeans just by having the skateboard rub against my jeans, plus its just as worse on bare skin, if i were to go with anything i would use the plastic cover or line it.

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My 98 had the plastic ones, made the doors a buzzard to close due to the xtra thickness at the bottom. the xtra tightness also let to my interior door handles breaking which is typical Im told due to the plastic rod ends being overstressed You can have mine, just have to get some stickum tape to install em.
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If you do the herculiner kit (spray it), you will never be happier. It looks fantastic and is very functional. I could not be happier w/ the results. I peeled that plastic, light sanded and herc that lip so I dont have to worry about it anymore. Good luck.
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I hit mine as well when I Herc'd the tub. I like it.
You can see it in this pic if you look close:

I like where you mounted your maglite. I have the 3-D (maybe it's the 4) and I mounted mine just in front of the seat on that flat spot between the seat mounting and the bottom of the floor board. it is far enough back that I never hit it with my feet and it is low enough that when you slide the seat forward for rear access the seat slides right over the top of it.

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I like where you mounted your maglite. I have the 3-D (maybe it's the 4) and I mounted mine just in front of the seat on that flat spot between the seat mounting and the bottom of the floor board. it is far enough back that I never hit it with my feet and it is low enough that when you slide the seat forward for rear access the seat slides right over the top of it.
It's definitely nicer than having it roll around on the passenger floorboard!

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What about dirt getting trapped behind the plastic door sill protector. Those aren't able to be removed for cleaning. I bought some plastic protectors for my JK, but am now thinking about not putting them on because of dirt and water getting behind it and rusting it out. Any opinions on this. Thanks.
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You are in the TJ board, I don't think any of us knows what JK door sill/protector looks like, or how it's put on and if it's gona cause problems.
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I hit mine as well when I Herc'd the tub. I like it.
You can see it in this pic if you look close:

I've been trying to figure out a good place for my 3D. Right now I just stick it underneath the driver door sill in between the edge of the vehicle and that little rise in the floorboard that the seat sits on so it doesn't roll around, but I'd still like to actually mount it. I have the mounts but don't know where to put them. Did you have to drill for that?

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