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DIY Caron Fiber Door Sills

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by jbadger, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. jbadger

    jbadger Roadster #506

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    #1 jbadger, Mar 7, 2013
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    My stock door sills were cracked when I bought my car from the previous owner. I contemplated spending the $1400 for the Tesla Carbon Fiber Door Sills, or buying these from eBay Carbon Fiber Door Sills for Roadster.

    Instead, I decided to buy this Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap made by 3M on Amazon. It took about one hour and I only had enough Vinyl to cover one sill, but I was very impressed and will be doing the passender sill in a week or so when the other roll comes in. There are a few imperfections, but overall I think it looks really good. I'll provide an update when I find out if they show scuffs and how easy they are to clean.

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  2. Jackyche

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    pictures attachments didn't come through.
     
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    jbadger Roadster #506

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    Thanks Jackyche,

    I've re-uploaded the images and they appear to be coming through now.
     
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    Looks very nice. Will be interested to hear how it holds up.
     
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    jbadger Roadster #506

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    Today, I received my second roll of vinyl. I installed it on the passenger side sill, and it went better than the first. Since I am careful on my side to prevent scratches and scrapes, we will see how the passenger side holds up.

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    The other day I was sitting on the driver side sill to wash the inside of the windows, and my iPhone was in my back pocket. When I stood up I noticed a scrape on the sill. It's less noticeable from most angles, but definitely there. There are still no scrapes from my shoes.

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    Out of curiosity, how are your sills holding up now?
     
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    jbadger Roadster #506

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    They lasted a good amount of time, but I eventually switched to the real deal . If I had the hard plastic, I think the wrap would have sufficed but eventually the material my sills were made of was deteriorating badly so it was losing it's structure.
     
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  8. DeedWest

    DeedWest Too Many Roadsters

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    Completely unrelated note:
    I find it so interesting that your car, being a 2.0, has the 2008 interior seatback logo design. I suppose being one of the first 2.0's, they may not have switched logos yet?

    Were these your original seats?
     
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    jbadger Roadster #506

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    The original owner had the option of the 1.5 or 2.0 seats and chose the 1.5. My car also has the 2.5 front fascia so it's going through an identity crisis
     
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