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    Anyone know if there's anything available to protect that black strip of plastic on the floor between the seat and sill plate? I was always scuffing it with my heel in my C7 getting out of the car. The guy who installed my XPEL said he doesn't know of anything. Thanks.

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    I'm still 6 months out, but I am glad to see your question. I hit that area (whatever it's called...) often in my daily driver. I know it'll be an issue with the C8 if I'm not paying attention. Looking forward to hearing input from others.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by L79 View Post
      Anyone know if there's anything available to protect that black strip of plastic on the floor between the seat and sill plate? I was always scuffing it with my heel in my C7 getting out of the car. The guy who installed my XPEL said he doesn't know of anything. Thanks.
      Maybe he/she means that XPEL does not have a pre-cut piece for that place, but my XPEL person cut one to fit. Looks great and a\perhaps around five years from now when it has absorbed its sacrificial scuffing, I will replace with another piece of PPF. I am one of by now 100+ who have had a piece of PFF cut to cover the area of the sill (and surrounding)to protect it.
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      • #4
        Amazon used to sell (and maybe still does - I haven't looked) a narrow roll of xpel that was perfect for this purpose.
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        • #5
          I think L79 is talking about the plastic piece between the sill and the carpet. PPF will not stick to that because it is not smooth. Several vendors used to sell a molded frosted plastic piece for the C7 that covered from the sill edge to the carpet, but have not seen one for the C8. You can put PPF on the sill plate and the painted area around the plate.
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          • #6
            Avoid touching the sill or the plastic or the door when you get in. I have perfected in and out procedures that seem to work. If you don’t have a scuff on the sill you are not driving enough.

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              Wouldn’t a product like this serve the purpose?
              Last edited by hogyld; 09-17-2020, 05:50 AM. Reason: Edited to suggest product name
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              • #8
                I'm temporarily using some stuff I use to protect around the flipper buttons on my pinball machines. I can't remember the name of it, but I got it at Lowe's in the paint supplies dept. It's a clear film in a roll that you cut off with light adhesive on one side that peels off with no damage...looks dorky and shiny on there but protects it until I can find something else.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by L79 View Post
                  Anyone know if there's anything available to protect that black strip of plastic on the floor between the seat and sill plate? I was always scuffing it with my heel in my C7 getting out of the car. The guy who installed my XPEL said he doesn't know of anything. Thanks.
                  Expel sells a product called Trac Wrap, it was developed to use temporarily to protect the car when used at the track. I put this on the front of my 2018 Silverado, the vehicles we use to winter in SoCal from Pa. it has been on now for two years and looks great. If you take your time when applying it is difficult to notice. I spoke with an Expel Rep and he stated it can be left on permanently without paint damage. I placed it on the chrome mirrors also, not a chip to be found. I also placed it on the door sills for the same reason you inquired. They sell it in many different sizes and rolls. I really like the product.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                    Amazon used to sell (and maybe still does - I haven't looked) a narrow roll of xpel that was perfect for this purpose.
                    Yes, it's in my wish list on Amazon
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Daltonmc View Post
                      I think L79 is talking about the plastic piece between the sill and the carpet. PPF will not stick to that because it is not smooth. Several vendors used to sell a molded frosted plastic piece for the C7 that covered from the sill edge to the carpet, but have not seen one for the C8. You can put PPF on the sill plate and the painted area around the plate.
                      My XPEL installer said it won't adhere well to this plastic because of the uneven surface...plus lots of bubbles, etc. So I'm nixing the XPEL idea and hoping comes up aftermarket.

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                      • #12
                        will any of the interior ceramic coating products protect it?
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