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Door Sill Protectors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Chongmagic, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Chongmagic

    Chongmagic [OP] Member

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    I was just wondering if anyone had installed the factory door sill protectors on their Tacoma? I got some from the dealership and see that you have to remove the plastic around the door jamb. I guess I am a wuss and do not want to go and mess up the plastic on my brand new truck. I just wanted some input before I started taking off any plastic and damaging it.

    Thanks for your help,

    Chong.
     
  2. Chongmagic

    Chongmagic [OP] Member

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    By the way I have a 07 Double Cab.
     
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    All you have to do is pull up on the plastic, you won't break the plastic, its a tacoma. then apply as if it was a vinyl and use a heat gun for better stick.
     
  4. Chongmagic

    Chongmagic [OP] Member

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    Can you use a hair dryer if you do not have a heat gun? Probably a stupid question but I have not had much experience with using a heat gun.
     
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    A hair dryer is fine. Just get the paint clean.
     
  6. Panama Red

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    I have an '07 Access Cab, and when I installed the Toyota factory sill protectors, I DID NOT have to remove the door jamb plastic pieces to install them. Dry fit your factory sill protectors and see if they fit the same way too.

    P.S. Removing the plastic door jamb pieces is really easy, just pull up on them and they unclip.
     
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    I just got a set of door sill protectors (OEM) for my 06 Double Cab. In the installation instructions it recomends 3M Prep-Solvent-70 to clean the surface before installing the door sills. Is this product really necessary or is there anything else I can use to clean so the adhesive sticks well.
     
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    Alcohol. ;)

    Ya shoulda bought the AVS ones. Better and usually cheaper.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Panama Red

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    Rubbing alcohol works just as well as a cleaner as the 3M Prep-Solvant.
     
  11. nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    hey Panama, i noticed you're in SC, you interested in the Carolina meet and greet tacomaman is planning for the fall?
     
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    I am very interested, but since we have season tickets to the Carolina Gamecock Football games, I was waiting to see what date had been chosen for the Carolina get together.
     
  13. nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    On no not a Gamecock fan :mad: Tigers all the way buddy!!! Anything would be better than watching that second rate group of misfits you call a football team play... especially a TW get-together! Now if its during a Clemson game thats a different story... if there is a Clemson game on that day we'll just have to re-schedule :)
     
  14. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    or just put it off til real late and have a big carolina/clemson tailgate trail football game get together...lol
     
  15. jmarquez

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    Thanks PanamaRed.
     
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    That would be cool. bring a generator and a satelite dish and tons of beer and food.... followed by fist fights between Tiger fans and Lamecock fans :)
     
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