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door sill edge, pics

ive noticed after a few months the outside edge of the door sill has the paint rubbed off to the bare metal, its from me climbing in and out of the truck and my boots clipping the edge. so im looking for ideas to keep this from happening again, does anyone make door sill plates or a guard that would protect the corner? ive thought about buying some herculiner in a similar color to the truck and just doing the rockers to help with the salt up here anyway. uploading 3 pics, 1 of the sill, truck, and the straight pipe. i hope, my html is not strong.

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3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film would definitely do the trick. It's like a clear plastic coating on your paint. They use it in areas of high wear...fenders, leading edges, etc. You could definitely put some on your door and protect that area.
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The same thing happened on my 93 Ranger. The 3M protection is the way to go. I started to apply to mine and wrap the entire rocker panel but it wasn't going down to what I thought acceptable but I plan to try again this weekend but not cover the entire rocker panel, just wrap it over about 1/2" - 1".
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Here's what i'd do...

I'd sand away the rust, and re-spray the problem area. Then, throw on that 3M clearbra stuff from the "ranger" sill plate, down to the bottom side of the rocker for the entire length of the opening door.
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Another option would be to rhino line the door sill, but I would definitely take care of that rust first. What did you do to the exhaust, get rid of the muffler and strait pipe it?
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Looks like the stock muff was cut, replaced with new tubing exiting out infront of the passenger rear tire. I could NOT do that....way to annoying. lol. I tried...believe me. lol.
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thats what i did with the exhaust for now, it exits just in front of the tire. its not as loud as you would think tho it does drone a bit. eventually ill make a pipe and exit under the rear bumper. it does sound pretty evil when you get on it tho with a of a "snap" at higher rpm. will this 3m stuff hold up to the salt up north, if its gonna peel off i might as well rhino it or something, ny LOVES to salt..
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It should hold up. I put some similar material on my last truck to protect the rear fender flares from the grit kicked up by the front tires. I had factory accessory mudflaps but still the flares were being sand blasted.

I live in Ohio and I had my truck for 5 years. The sandblasing was no worse when I traded on my new Ranger than when I put the film on. The film looked as well adhered after five years as it did when i applied it.


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this is just me, but id just spray bed liner on it(obviously after you sand it down, etc.).. ofcource, im wanting to rhino-line the whole lower part of my truck...

its not that bad though... could deff. be worse, you could have a huge rusty hole..
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I kinda like the idea of putting rhino liner down the door sill, but I'd be more likely to put the film on because of ease.
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