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Door sill wear? What to do about it?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Alderleet, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Aug 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    Alderleet

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    Alright, you can see the wear... Ugly right.

    What can i do about it? Has anyone covered it, or coated it with something to fix it? Anyone rhino-line it or something?

    I'm trying to find something to make that look less hideous when i get in and out of my vehicle.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    You can buy sill protectors that stick on. My truck came with them and obviously from what is happening to yours they are worth it.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    Why not just replace it with either OEM or diamond plate aftermarket?
     
  4. Aug 13, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    I'm talking about the fucked portion where my paint has magically dissapeared, not the plastic "sill" (its in the same area, so i just ballparked it on what to call it)
     
  5. Aug 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Clean it, sand it, prime it and paint it.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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  7. Aug 14, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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    Does your door shut properly?

    Seems like you're getting excessive/unnecessary rubbing from the bottom of your door.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    stop dragging yer lead foot :p

    muh junk is 12 years old and still looks great
     
  9. Aug 14, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    ^^This, lift your feets :D
     
  10. Aug 14, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    Unfortunately, i didnt cause it. It was prior owner. I've only had the truck for less than a year.

    Still, the question stands, what can i do to cover it and prevent more damage? I'm not good at painting, so that shit is out. (I dont want it to look more like ass)

    2000 Access cab.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    It's down to bare metal, you have to use some sort of paint to cover it regardless of what you do. If you just throw a cap on it, the bare metal will eventually rust underneath it.
     
  12. Aug 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    rattle can it... it don't have to be perfect if you intend to cover it up

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  13. Aug 14, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    You do not have to be a professional painter to paint that small area. Mask or cover everything but that area. Wash it down, sand it, prime it and spray can paint it Let it dry between coats.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    I never touched a can of spray paint in my life until this past year when I started to touch up, or black out, parts of my truck.

    The old adage, "if I can do it, any one can" is very much applicable to spray painting.
     
  15. Aug 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    Clear bra on it would keep it nice.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    What these guys said. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Aug 19, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Looks like the bottom of your door is rubbing on the sill and top edge of the rocker panel , if you spot refinish the sill its just going to wear off again , you may have a bad hinge , open the door all the way and try to lift it from the bottom the door should be tight with very little play, if you don't want to spray paint the sill at least , touch it up after you find out what's causing the problem.

    :confused:
     
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