Fitting Scuff Foil

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Fitting Scuff Foil (black sill covers)

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Following the illustrations included in the pack....

Top illustration - what you bought is all present ( which appears to be correct by your list ).

Illustration: 1. Additional kit you should have before starting, in addition to what's supplied. ie sponge, cloth, hair drier, hand spray, 5 ltr bucket (minimum capacity).

2. Clean down the area with plain water

3. Clean stubborn marks with the wetted cloth

4. Now take out one of the two sachets and recycle the outer packaging.

5. Open one sachet (per side of car) and wipe the area down on the sill (stage 1). Work to done with temperature between 15'C & 35'C. Stage 2, allow to dry for 5 minutes.

6. Now take the single sachet (stage 1) which was packeted on its own. This contains a pure detergent. Now mix it into a bucket of 5 litres of water the single sachet (stage 2). Put some in your sprayer when mixed.

7. Spray the area with where the sill protector is going, be fairly liberal with it (you'll see why soon).

8. Take the correct sill protector from the sheet and spray the sticky side liberally with the detergent/water mix.

9. Take the sill protector and apply to the sill, carefully locating it over the safety lock hole with the rubber insert. Don't be concerned, the detergent mix stops the protector sticking and allows you to slide it around but do work from the safety lock hole working outwards both forwards and rearwards. (If it starts to stick, spray more mixture on to protect it tacking down)

10. When down in roughly the correct position, smooth out with the plastic spreader. Do it lightly at the first, getting alignment of the safety lock hole correct and the protector running true in parallel with the sill edge little step lip from front to back. Once in "tacked" position, flatten it harder with the plastic spreader.

11. Same again but this time take the protector over the large step in the sill. Use the hair dryer to warm up the sill protector so it bends easily onto the to top sill step, observing to keep the temperature on the surface at less than 80'C.

12. Now flatten out the sill protector by spreading out from the middle and into the car door rubber seal while observing the surface temperature is kept below 80'C.

13. Now work out the water lumps with the plastic spreader.

14. Now work out the last lumps by hand with a sponge.

15. Job done


The principle of application is the detergent mix lets you "float" the protector around and stops it sticking. By pressing it home, the detergent mix squeezes out and the protector tacts down.

During the next few days you may see some lumps. Get the hair drier out again, warm up the surface area and with the plastic spread at a very flat angle, smooth out the bump. Stubborn one, take a sharp fine tailors pin and pop it and it should stick down. Fine pin so as the hole won't show.

What I suggest you do with the protectors is cut the backing sheet in half so you have a whole protector on each sheet. Then do a dry run without taking the sill protector off the backing sheet and get the feel of how it will go. Don't use the detergent mix at this stage, I mean a dry - no mix run. Splitting in half, one for each side will make for easier handling when you do it for real.

And, although the "L" & "R" spots are not used, you could use them to protect the paint where the door rubber stop contacts the rear door frame paintwork low down just to the rear of the sill protector rear edge.

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