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UPDATE: I removed these after three weeks of use for a couple of reasons. First, the velcro pulls the carpet fibers up when you remove the covers. Second, the edges of the sill plate covers scuff the black plastic door sill where the covers meet the plastic on the rear edge. Third, if anything gets under the covers, it is going to scuff or scratch the sill plates. These covers are well made, but are not for me.

I just received a set of sill plate covers that I purchased from ZIP and they are a very nice addition for the purpose of protecting the areas where most people drag their feet across the door sill. Here is a description from the ZIP website:

High impact clear acrylic guards protect the entire 2014-2015 Corvette sill area from scuffs and wear commonly caused when entering and exiting your C7 Corvette. Fits both coupe and convertible Corvettes. Pressure fit installation can be easily completed in 30 seconds without the use of screws or modifications. Unique locking stripes secure the sill in place.

Clear sill protectors allow your C7 Corvette's factory paint color to show through plus they are designed with an impression to enhance the looks of your Stingray's original sill plates. By far the most practical sill protectors for your Corvette.
The "unique locking stripes" that secure the sill in place are basically designed to lock into the car's carpet. The only thing you will want to be careful of is making sure that you pull them away from the carpet when removing the sill plate covers so that you do not pull the carpet fibers up. It's not a big deal if you do, but you will notice some of the fibers being lifted up higher than the rest of the carpet.

They were purchased from "Zip"

Here are photos of the sill covers installed in my Stingray:

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I just put mine on. These will make it easier to get in and out without worrying about making any scuff marks. I had the same sort of thing to cover the tall carpeted sills on a C-4.
 
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Hey! Don't look at this as a mod...it's mod protection, actually! :D
 

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UPDATE: I removed these after three weeks of use for a couple of reasons. First, the velcro pulls the carpet fibers up when you remove the covers. Second, the edges of the sill plate covers scuff the black plastic door sill where the covers meet the plastic on the rear edge. Third, if anything gets under the covers, it is going to scuff or scratch the sill plates. These covers are well made, but are not for me.
 

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Too bad, I noticed this issue occurring the few times I have sat in a C7. Is there an alternative that offers similar protection without all the drawbacks?
 

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Xpel door sill film off amazon......
Yep, covered both the insert and the colored area, separately of course. Also did a vinyl carbon fiber on the black plastic part. I think it looks great and if the vinyl gets scuffed I can easily replace it.

 

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Thanks Jeremy for the " heads up". I just installed these so I will keep an eye on this for now.
 

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UPDATE: I removed these after three weeks of use for a couple of reasons. First, the velcro pulls the carpet fibers up when you remove the covers. Second, the edges of the sill plate covers scuff the black plastic door sill where the covers meet the plastic on the rear edge. Third, if anything gets under the covers, it is going to scuff or scratch the sill plates. These covers are well made, but are not for me.

I just received a set of sill plate covers that I purchased from ZIP and they are a very nice addition for the purpose of protecting the areas where most people drag their feet across the door sill. Here is a description from the ZIP website:



The "unique locking stripes" that secure the sill in place are basically designed to lock into the car's carpet. The only thing you will want to be careful of is making sure that you pull them away from the carpet when removing the sill plate covers so that you do not pull the carpet fibers up. It's not a big deal if you do, but you will notice some of the fibers being lifted up higher than the rest of the carpet.

They were purchased from "Zip"

Here are photos of the sill covers installed in my Stingray:

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Will sill plate protectors advertised for C7 Stingrays fit the new Z06?
 

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Xpel door sill film off amazon......
glen, that is exactly what I had mine covered with, great protection and no movement for rubbing.

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I'm also of the opinion that Xpel would be the best option.
 

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Experienced the same issues as the OP with product purchased from Zip-Corvettes. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1419116542.356672.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1419116556.491483.jpg
 

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Has anyone else tried the plastic seal plat covers with better success on a C-7? Are the marks made from closing the door (tight fit) over the seal covers or from taking them off? I don't know if you could put EXPEL over that portion of the seal shown above. I know that it could be put on the painted portion though, but that doesn't solve all of the problem.
 

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I just installed the clear sill protectors on my Stingray and they are great -- unfortunately i already have a scratch on the passenger aluminum, but the slight opaqueness of the covers hides it pretty well. The fit is very good and mine do not interfere with the operation of the door at all. I got them from Southern Car Parts and am very pleased -- so far.
 
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