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AVS Stepshield Door Sill Protectors

AVS Stepshield Door Sill Protectors - Put these on yesterday, I really like them. They are hard plastic, and wrap around the edge of the sill, against which I normally knock the mud off of my boots.

http://www.performanceproducts4truck...ill+Protectors

I first ordered the Toyota step shields, which don't cover much of the sill. I returned them and bought these.

They come in three colors, I got black so they won't show the dirt and shoe marks.

It was about 50 degrees in my garage, and the temperature of the sill needs to be above 65 degrees for the pressure sensitive adhesive to activate. So I set a coleman lantern under the sill. You know, the kind you put white gas or unleaded gas into, and then pump it up and light the mantle? This heated up the area nicely in about 30 minutes.

I dry-fit and marked the location with masking tape. On the fronts, I abraded ligtly with 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper. The stepshields come with an alcohol wipe for each stepshield, but I abraded as I wanted to really make sure they stick. Then I wiped down really well with alcohol.

Near the top of Fig 1, you can see the backside of the stepshield. There is an adhesive strip with white release liner near the long edges. You peel this back about 2" at the ends to expose the pressure sensitive adhesive. After installing the stepshield, you grab the ends of the release liner and pull it out from underneath, exposing the remaining adhesive. This enables you to position the stepshield without it sticking all over the place. I had trouble keeping the exposed release liner ends out from under, so I finally taped them down to the top of the stepshield during the install.





Fig. 1: Front Drivers with install location prepped. Backside of stepshield shown near top of picture.





Fig 2. Close view of stepshield installed.






Fig 3. Top view of shepshield installed. You can see there is a pattern match between the stock plastic piece inboard of the stepshield, and the stepshield. The stepshield for the pax side shown sitting on the mud mat.





Fig 4. Top view of stepshield installed, Double Cab Rear.







Fig 5. Side view of stepshield installed, Double Cab Rear.


Keywords: Stepshield, Step Shield, Scuff Guard, Door Sill Protector, Door Sill Protection


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defently alot more functonal than the factory tacoma ones.... good find
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Nice...OK..any suggestions on removing the one's installed by the dealer? They have already chipped in several places because the dealer installed them with the edge hanging over the sill.

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I can't take credit for finding these, there was a post on a forum that led me to them. I can't find the post anymore.

The factory ones are stuck on with pressure sensitive adhesive, so you would probably remove them with a hair dryer and fish line. Search for debadging, I expect you would use the same technique.


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Put mine on over the top of the old ones(factory),looks/works fine
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Pop off the door sill panel and then heat up the sill protector with a heat gun and it should peel off with a good pull.
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Does it rub on the paint when the door is closed? What's this?

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Those look way better than the factory ones, and I like that they don't say Tacoma on them.

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Does it rub on the paint when the door is closed? What's this?

Looks like tape residue.

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Wow, i like the looks of that. Think that might be my next mod!
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What is this? Does it rub on the paint when the door is closed? Or is it tape residue?
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What is this? Does it rub on the paint when the door is closed? Or is it tape residue?
Must have been tape residue. I just went out and wiped it away.


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Damn.

Those are pretty sweet my friend.

For $29 that is not bad at all.
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I ORDERED A SET OF GRAY ONES BACK IN fEB FROM PROFORMANCE PRODUCTS AND THEY HAVE BEEN BACK ORDERED SINCE THEN!!!!!
ANYONE KNOW WHERE ELSE I MAY BE ABLE TO GET A SET?!?!?
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Does it rub on the paint when the door is closed? What's this?
I don't hear it rubbing when I close the door. How else could I check?


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