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12-11-2012 05:39 PM
e30og I would think its a harder material whether or not its rubber. In all honesty I wouldnt bank on it lasting a long time. The plus side is that even if it does come off, whatever backing tape is on the underside of the sill likely has enough cushion in it to prevent any kind of contact or damage. Any contact probably wouldnt even do anything to the car's body anyways.

bottom line...dont stress over it
12-11-2012 04:38 PM
5speed SE
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Originally Posted by SkyPilot View Post
its actually a plastic ring oddly enough. It doesnt come off once you see it in person you can tell its ment to be there. Adds a little contrast to the sill plates seperating them from the car itself.
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rubber edging is to prevent metal on metal contact that would cause any kind of abrasion to the paint/metal on the door sill
ok, thanks for the clarification... is it a soft or hard rubber? if it's a hard rubber (or plastic) i'm just concerned if it would crack easily due to extreme hot and cold temperatures?

i'm still leaning towards the 4 piece set and i like the way your's looks with FOCUS embossed in the metal like that...
12-11-2012 07:57 AM
e30og
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SkyPilot, the set you got, what is that ring around the outsides of the sill guards? is that just a protective shipping edge guard or is that meant to stay on there... i really like the overall design of the set that you got but i'm not sure about the rubber edging around them?
rubber edging is to prevent metal on metal contact that would cause any kind of abrasion to the paint/metal on the door sill
12-11-2012 05:10 AM
SkyPilot
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SkyPilot, the set you got, what is that ring around the outsides of the sill guards? is that just a protective shipping edge guard or is that meant to stay on there... i really like the overall design of the set that you got but i'm not sure about the rubber edging around them?
its actually a plastic ring oddly enough. It doesnt come off once you see it in person you can tell its ment to be there. Adds a little contrast to the sill plates seperating them from the car itself.
12-10-2012 10:49 PM
AZfocus2012
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Door-sill-sc...f66bbc&vxp=mtr

Thinking of these. Love the rear fitted plates
I was trying to figure these out, they go over the plastic trim inside of the car. Most of the other ones cover the metal body of the car outside of the door seal gasket. I think it would be overkill to have both, and I would rather have the ones that go on the outside of the car. I would want to see them installed on a car before buying.
12-10-2012 09:39 PM
e30og http://www.ebay.com/itm/Door-sill-sc...f66bbc&vxp=mtr

Thinking of these. Love the rear fitted plates
12-10-2012 07:38 PM
5speed SE
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I like those better than what i have.

I have these, there were pretty much the only style available when I bought them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-focus-2...f92d54&vxp=mtr

Now looking at ebay, there are tons of options as well as several LED choices.
SkyPilot, the set you got, what is that ring around the outsides of the sill guards? is that just a protective shipping edge guard or is that meant to stay on there... i really like the overall design of the set that you got but i'm not sure about the rubber edging around them?
12-10-2012 07:36 PM
5speed SE
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I would think it was just to save money and them make money selling them to new owners through the parts network. I can't see where heat could be an issue. If it was they would have just discontinued/recalled the part.
good points... i think i may just end up getting the engine cover too now that i see how they look... thanks!
12-10-2012 07:32 PM
5speed SE
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Installation was easy - requires a bit of care to get the plate into the proper position before sticking it down - it uses 3M tape. Quality is very good, mine has been on for a year now, 18k and only a few scratches from scuffing feet. I like them. Only available for the front doors.
thanks for your input... i was really hoping for fronts and rears but i don't think that'd be a real deal breaker for me anyways as i rarely have back seat passengers... i have a set of door sill guards on my Challenger and absolutely love them...

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Actually it does look very nice. I think I'd personally prefer a satin or brushed finish and of course a set for the rear passenger doors. It drives me crazy how manufacturers skip these kind of things. The same applies to the LED illumination kit that comes on my car. There are lights in the driver/front passenger footwells, cupholders and driver/front passenger door panels. One unique feature that I think is quite nice is when either the driver/front passenger door is opened, the LED lights in the door panel change color and brightness to BRIGHT RED. I prefer to drive with a more subdued blue, either light or dark blue, but whenever I open a door, for safety reasons (oncoming traffic) the LED's change colors. What a neat idea. Now here's the question....why not have that installed on rear passenger doors? If it makes sense to include it for the front, wouldn't the same logic apply to the rear? Well anyway, I digress.
you bring up some valid points for sure! brushed aluminum would look awesome, especially on my car since there really isn't anything "chromed out" on it... the closest thing would be my painted cast aluminum wheels but still not even close...
12-10-2012 06:52 PM
SkyPilot
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I just ordered these. http://www.ebay.com/itm/320989228422...S:3160&vxp=mtr I will post some pics when I get them installed.
I like those better than what i have.

I have these, there were pretty much the only style available when I bought them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-focus-2...f92d54&vxp=mtr

Now looking at ebay, there are tons of options as well as several LED choices.
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