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Ok troops......I'd first like to say that this Forum is awesome and stocked full of information. As a soon to be (hopefully) Tacoma owner, I find this site a huge resource for someone with not a huge mechanical background. Thanks to all in advance.

OK...on to the meat and spuds. I'm paralyzed from the waist down and rely on a wheelchair to get around. I'm very active and in outdoor activities such as bow hunting, fishing, skiing etc. When getting in the truck, I need to jump from my chair to the sill plate, then re-locate my hands creating enough leverage to pull myself up to the seat. The off-road package sits quite high for a short guy like me but I refuse to drive a car any longer ! LOL Anyway, once in the drivers seat, my chair comes apart in about 10 seconds, removing each tire, leaving only the chair's frame to fold then pull up into the truck. I usually put the pass seat forward and seatback forward allowing me to place the chair and tires in rear passenger's seat. I recline my seat to make it easy to pass over my body lifting to the rear of the truck. While pulling the frame into the truck, I need to rest the chair on the sill plate to reposition my hands for a sec. Doing this time and time again scratches the sill area of the truck. Is there something I can use to protect the entire sill area as well as the lower rounded edge that can be seen outside of the truck just under the door's bottom edge? My current vehicle is cratched in this area and before I get the new Tac, I'm trying to do all I can to preserve it's new look. Thanks for the help !
 

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:welcome: Yes, you can buy sill guards from TRDparts4U.com they have great prices and they really protect that area. As for your seat you may want to get some seat covers Wet Okole is great, but maybe too nice to want to put a chair on. You can look into the CoverCraft seat covers!
 

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Yes, I have the Wet Okole in my car now and they work awesome. Tough getting on for me but well worth it. I keep the chair clean so it's mostly melted snow in the winter months that finds its way to the seats. I'm gonna check out your link now. :thumbsup:
 

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OEM sill protectors are good, just remember to clean the surface good before mounting.
 

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Do the OEM protectors have like an adhesive that bonds to the truck's surface? I hope they cover most of the sill. Sorry for the stupid ?'s.
 

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For the area below the sill, where the sill protector does not cover, I would suggest getting some 3M Clear Bra applied.
 

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Clear bra will wear off with constant rubbing and scuffing, AVS door sills will not.
 

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For the area below the sill, where the sill protector does not cover, I would suggest getting some 3M Clear Bra applied.
Clear bra will wear off with constant rubbing and scuffing, AVS door sills will not.
Does the AVS door sill protector extend down onto the rocker panel?
 

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From the pics it does not appear that the AVS sills protect the rocker panel. 3m clear bra is probably the way to go. It probably will break down after a while but when it does just peel the old stuff on and put some more on.
 

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Does the AVS door sill protector extend down onto the rocker panel?
Sorry, I thought you were talking about using OEM cover and clear bra, not AVS and clear bra. AVS cover much better, but the rocker panel will still be exposed. Maybe roll some Hurculiner?
 

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I like the Herculiner idea as well as the 3M bra after the AVS is in place. Where could I get such a small ammount of the Herculiner?
 

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Maybe call your local Line-X guy and ask him how much to shoot a little liner on there if you already have it taped off and ready for him?
 

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Herculiner or Line-X are not bad options either. Personally, if I were to take that route, I think I would have the entire rocker panel on both sides done just for aesthetics.
 

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I like the Herculiner idea as well as the 3M bra after the AVS is in place. Where could I get such a small ammount of the Herculiner?
Walmart has it in quart cans. I like the idea of doing the whole rocker panel, both sides. One quart should be enough. You can touch up as necessary.
 

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I third the bedliner on the rocker panels, been thinking of doing that anyways. I would go linex if you can find someone to spray it cheap...it doesnt fade as quick as herculiner.
 

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Really nice find! My Toyota OEM after almost 4 yrs. has a few smalls nicks and I think I am going to try the AVS. How does it adhere to the surface?
3M VHB tape. They should stay put. Clean the mounting surfaces, degrease with rubbing alcohol and stick them. If you have an 06+ Taco, Toyota uses the same tape to apply black plastic bottom corner protectors on the truck bed. I retrofitted my 05 with them, and 2 Alaskan winters later they are still on.
 
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