Help! Can't find new door cills/scuff plates

Discussion in 'Interior' started by Pitts Pilot, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. Pitts Pilot

    Pitts Pilot Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have an R230 SL and the OEM door sills (or 'Scuff plate trims') are scratched to death.

    The guy who owned the car before me apparently played a lot of golf and I think he have gotten in and out wearing his spikes!

    Anyway, my local MB stealership want £120 a door, and that's for the ones with clear plastic over silver foil.
    £240 for plastic door sills is hard to justify. I mean, you only see them for a few seconds as you open the door!

    So I am looking to replace mine with something cheaper. The design does not really matter, I just want rid of the scratched 'eye sores' I currently have.

    I've been on fleeBay and all they have are secondhand ones, or door sills for other Mercs, not my SL :-(

    Does anyone know where I can buy a pair of after market door sill/scuff plates on a budget of, say, £100 for both doors?

    Thanks :)
    Robert
     
  2. SL350_SWINDON

    SL350_SWINDON Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Maybe paint, wrap or coat your existing ones? I don't think a generic set would fit.
     
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    Pitts Pilot

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    What type of paint does one use to paint plastic?

    Presumably it has to adhere well, and also have a degree of flexibility? So it isn't regular car paint (cellulose)?

    Thanks, Robert
     
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    Dash1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi Robert,

    You could use the Plasti-Kote paint if this is what you really want to do. Have a look on their web site below to give you some idea. They have a variety of colours and finishes to choose from. Try and match something similar to the original sill covers. Having never used this type of paint, I can’t give any assurances as to what the finished article would look like.

    There are many types of paint on the market specifically for painting plastic, have a look on the net and see what you can find. Halfords always seem to stock this type of product anyway, check on their web site.

    Link:- Plasti-kote spray paint. How to spray paint and achieve the perfect finishing touch.

    Regards,

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