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Offline Mike J

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RGM door sill protectors
« on: 11 July 2018, 13:31 »
Anyone use these or seen them in real life.

Seeking enhanced sill protection from my grit filled boot cleats following a country walk.


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Re: RGM door sill protectors
« Reply #1 on: 11 July 2018, 14:34 »
Yeah put them on mine, easy perfect fit, very good
Got some Weathertech mats which are expensive but perfect for clarty feet
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Re: RGM door sill protectors
« Reply #2 on: 11 July 2018, 17:12 »
The black plastic ones?

I bought them for my R as I wanted a contrast to the white paintwork rather than the shiny finish of the Lockwood sill covers.

They fitted well but sat quite proud of the sill as they’re bulky and water didn’t drain off them in winter. They literally touched to bottom of the closed door and I got paint rubs from opening the door.

I’ve not bothered fitting any to my Ed40 but would have gone for the VW foil protectors.
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Re: RGM door sill protectors
« Reply #3 on: 11 July 2018, 19:47 »
The black plastic ones?

I bought them for my R as I wanted a contrast to the white paintwork rather than the shiny finish of the Lockwood sill covers.

They fitted well but sat quite proud of the sill as they’re bulky and water didn’t drain off them in winter. They literally touched to bottom of the closed door and I got paint rubs from opening the door.




I`ve heard that before but no problems with mine.
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Offline Mike J

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Re: RGM door sill protectors
« Reply #4 on: 11 July 2018, 20:35 »
Yeah put them on mine, easy perfect fit, very good
Got some Weathertech mats which are expensive but perfect for clarty feet


You have those mats in a Golf?
Their website indicates they are not available, where did tou obtain yours from?

PS I have a Weathertech boot liner, simply the best and puts the VW offering to shame.

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Re: RGM door sill protectors
« Reply #5 on: 12 July 2018, 09:58 »
Yeah put them on mine, easy perfect fit, very good
Got some Weathertech mats which are expensive but perfect for clarty feet


You have those mats in a Golf?
Their website indicates they are not available, where did tou obtain yours from?

PS I have a Weathertech boot liner, simply the best and puts the VW offering to shame.


I got them used as new off Ebay a few weeks back, I knew they were rare   :wink:
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Re: RGM door sill protectors
« Reply #6 on: 18 July 2018, 17:45 »
Yesterday ordered a set of RGM sill protectors from jjcraceandrally on the 'bay, £35.16 delivered.
Arrived this morning, less than 24hours later.
Now fitted and polished and they look very good indeed.

I had already fitted the RGM rear sill protector so had some experience of how to go to do it, that said the door items are not as easy as the rear (which was a doddle by comparison).

My process;
Polished each protector with Tesco's Black Carnauba shoe polish (£1.10p)
Cleaned the surface with Autogleam screen cleaner (from SWMBO kit)
Cleaned the surface with 3M cleaning pads supplied with the protectors
Masked each end of the required position with tape
Removed the red covering from the upper tape
Lower tape pointy end detach +2" so enough hangs down below the lower edge for you to grip
Lay first 1/4" of the entire horizontal top edge down first
Then holding it down firmly slide the protector onto the top radius
Press down the upper tape firmly
Grip the end of the red tape and slowly remove, pressing down as you work your way to the end.
Buffed up the protectors with kitchen paper.

Tip; Start at the door you use the least, if you get it wrong pull it off very quickly and firmly, the hotter the day the better 35C while I fitted mine.

Any future problems I will post.

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Re: RGM door sill protectors
« Reply #7 on: 18 July 2018, 21:30 »
Pics?   :smiley:
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Re: RGM door sill protectors
« Reply #8 on: 19 July 2018, 07:30 »
Pics?   :smiley:


Let me wash the car first!

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Re: RGM door sill protectors
« Reply #9 on: 19 July 2018, 07:51 »
Pics?   :smiley:


Let me wash the car first!

 :grin:Your so vain
Current: 2016 Mk7 GTD with a "lot" of toys
Gone: 2014 Mk7 TDI GT
Gone: 2016 F80 M3 with a few mods
Gone: 2009 E82 135i with some mods
Cancelled order: Mk6 Golf GTI 5dr DSG, Monza Shadows, Carbon Grey, leather, sunroof, cruise, DAB, parking sensors, RCD510 and Dynaudio, bluetooth, Lux pack, Winter pack, fixed price service plan.  Ordered 16-Aug, originally BW48, then BW01, then no BW, then BW10, now BW09 <<< Cancelled 15-Dec >>>