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View Poll Results: Choose a Door-Entry guard
Stainless Steel 36 54.55%
Carbon 19 28.79%
No door-entry guard 11 16.67%
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Old 08-20-2005, 01:18 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Choose a Door-Entry guard

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I would like to install door entry guard, There are two kinds: stainless steel or carbon. Help me to choose.

Pics would be welcome.


Boxster, Artic Silver. Interior: Nephrite Green, Black floor mats.




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Old 08-20-2005, 06:25 AM   #2
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So far, I'm not planning to get a door sill, so I voted none.

I wouldn't get carbon unless I had other carbon trim.

As for stainless, I understand it scratches easily and might not look good for long. For those who have stainless sills, what is your experience?
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Old 08-21-2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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Here a pic!
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Old 08-21-2005, 06:03 PM   #4
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I bought some from a guy on eBay that manufactures them. Excellent fit and finish. He makes them with the Boxster logo or just the Porsche crest. I put the crest ones on mine. Here's a pic from his auction. I have them on a Guards Red one and I get compliments everytime anyone sees them.
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Old 08-21-2005, 11:23 PM   #5
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I bought some from a guy on eBay that manufactures them. Excellent fit and finish. He makes them with the Boxster logo or just the Porsche crest. I put the crest ones on mine. Here's a pic from his auction. I have them on a Guards Red one and I get compliments everytime anyone sees them.
I would like to buy OEM product...
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Old 08-22-2005, 11:23 AM   #6
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Mine came with OEM Carbon Fiber Boxster sills... I couldn't imagine not having them. They match the Carbon Fiber/leather 3 prong steering wheel as well.
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:42 AM   #7
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I am going to buy soon, more opinions..?
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:41 AM   #8
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HI,

I bought my Carbon ones AfterMarket from a Guy who makes them up. They have the Boxster script inlaid. They are not the Full, Wrap-around type like OEM, but I prefer these in fact, and if you notice do mirror the length and width of the Interior Door Sill Trim - looks Balanced. They still serve to function very well as Scuff Protectors.

My DigiCam at the time was the ********************, so it doesn't do the best job of showing detail, and the 'Grain' is about 500% more pronounced than in person due to the Flash, but here they are anyway...

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Old 01-18-2006, 01:27 PM   #9
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Door Entry Guard

I have a 1997 with the Stainless entry guards. They do scratch a bit, but easy to polish with P21S Multi Finish Restorer Polish. They look great and help preserve the car.
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:36 PM   #10
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carbon all the way!!!
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:35 PM   #11
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avoid anything reflective. It requires upkeep to keep clean and remove scratches.
Go with the Carbon fiber and cover with some 3M vinly in a 80 mil thick grade like the kind I have on my headlights.

and post more pics of your green interior!
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Old 01-18-2006, 06:27 PM   #12
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After seeing MNBoxster's sills, I have to go with carbon. Those are tight!

Jim do you have any more details on where you purchased those.? I like the smaller size, they really do compliment the interior door sill trim.
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After seeing MNBoxster's sills, I have to go with carbon. Those are tight!

Jim do you have any more details on where you purchased those.? I like the smaller size, they really do compliment the interior door sill trim.
Hi,

It'll take a day or so to dig out the receipt... I'll PM you with it, unless someone else is interested. I'm positive they were under $100, less than $90 I think. I've received several compliments on them - as I said, they look much better in person...

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I bought some from a guy on eBay that manufactures them. Excellent fit and finish. He makes them with the Boxster logo or just the Porsche crest. I put the crest ones on mine. Here's a pic from his auction. I have them on a Guards Red one and I get compliments everytime anyone sees them.
Could you pm me the link or the ebay sellers name? I love the look of those!
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Hi,

It'll take a day or so to dig out the receipt... I'll PM you with it, unless someone else is interested. I'm positive they were under $100, less than $90 I think. I've received several compliments on them - as I said, they look much better in person...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
OK,

Here is all the info I have for the Carbon Sill Covers I got last year:

eBay Sellers Name: emerald ignacio
eBay Seller's ID: shift_king
Seller's Email: e31bmw@yahoo.com
eBay Item # 7985826035
eBay Item Description: Porsche Boxster Carbon Fiber Door Sill Entry Guards

Hope this helps...

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Smile Stainless Steel

I bought the original ones for a stupid amount of money, but they do look great. Just makes the entry to the vehicle look a lot cleaner. How are they supposed to scratch? You might get a scuff mark from a shoe but that's about it. I've had mine for over 2 years and barely a mark on them.
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Old 02-20-2006, 12:29 PM   #17
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At last poll won stainless steel and this same was my decision.
Here the results!!




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Old 02-20-2006, 12:37 PM   #18
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Ah, those are just like mine. I love them and they were the only mod on my car when I bought it!
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yeah! thatīs right!
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:33 AM   #20
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Valcax,

Where did you purchase those?

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