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Polishing Stainless Door Sill (Tesla Emblem)

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by JohnnyLounge21, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. JohnnyLounge21

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    First - what are these things called? I think the "door sills" are the part above the part I'm talking about below made of in Carbon Fiber (this is not a picture of my Roadster, BTW).

    Any recommendations on how I can get this (the stainless part) to look better? I spent a couple hours polishing #1190 to a lustrous shine and I don't want to just take stainless polish (unless you guys recommend that). I read an extensive review on how to detail a Roadster and they didn't seem to point out this critical component (maybe b/c I don't know the proper thing to call it).

    Any ideas?

    door sill.jpg
     
  2. bart513

    bart513 Member

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    Can I ask where you read the extensive review on how to detail the Roadster? I have the car wrapped in 3M and want to put wax over it.
     
  3. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    I had my paint armour installer remove them when I had my entire sill wrapped (too many pebbles bouncing around). I think they're fugly.
     
  4. hcsharp

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    Pretty sure it's aluminum. I lightly polished and waxed it and it looks nice.
     

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