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Old 04 Sep 2003, 01:23 pm
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Default Rear door sill scuff pads

On July 17, 2003 I purchased a new 2003 PT Cruiser, GT Steel Blue. I am very happy with the car, i love it. There is one thing however that I'm confused on. On the front doors there are black vinyl/rubber sill scuff pads to protect the painted area of the sill but when I look in the rear doors there aren't any. My first reaction was they must have just forgot to put them on and I would take it up with the selling dealer. To my surprise they said they don't put them on the rear doors and most surprising Chrysler doesn't offer them as an accessory, they said they used to but no longer.
I have a seven year old daughter who inevitably steps on the painted sill to get in and out of the car through the rear door. Wouldn't it make more sense to have sill scuff pads in the rear doors vs. the front? Very few adults would step on the sill to get in and out of the front seat. Rear sill scuff pads would protect the painted area and they would protect children who might slip on the slippery surface as well.
At any rate, if anyone knows of any rear sill scuff pads that match the front ones I would very much like to purchase a pair. I know I can get stainless steel etc. but I want something that isn't slippery and is more useful than show.
Thanks for any help!
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Old 04 Sep 2003, 01:58 pm
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There are a TON of manufacturers who make both front & rear (or either separately) sill scuff plates in pretty much any imaginable way (i.e., billet, engraved, plain, plastic, customized, etc.). I know I've seen them through various vendors listed on this web site. Go check out some of their links off the home page. . .
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Old 04 Sep 2003, 02:03 pm
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There are a TON of manufacturers who make both front & rear (or either separately) sill scuff plates in pretty much any imaginable way (i.e., billet, engraved, plain, plastic, customized, etc.). I know I've seen them through various vendors listed on this web site. Go check out some of their links off the home page. . .
I've been out on almost all of the links on this site. I have not found any sill pads that are a plastic or vinyl that match the front ones. If you see one, please let me know which one it is.
Thanks for your reply!!
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Old 04 Sep 2003, 02:18 pm
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Dave,

If you want to match the front scuff pads, do what a lot of others do. Buy two new front pads from the dealer, trim them a bit, cut off the small nipples on the bottom and glue or 3M them on at the rear door sills. If you can't do the trimming yourself, a good neighbor or someone you know who's handy with tools can help you.

Here is a link to the forum that tells you how to do-it-yourself.

http://www.ptdoityourself.net/ptrdspadguide.html
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Old 04 Sep 2003, 05:22 pm
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Nice info Crewzin.

My dogs get in through the rear door and they are like Stronda's daughter, they use the sill and add a scratch or two in the paint. I will probably order the fronts next week from my dealer and do the necessary nip and tuck.

So much to do and so little time.
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Old 04 Sep 2003, 05:46 pm
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CREWZIN-

Thanks so much for the information and the link. I went out and have it on hard copy. That's the best solution so far!!

Thanks again,
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