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Does anyone have photos or info on theses bumper protectors? To my knowledge they are clear plastic pieces that you paint the inside of and attach to the car with three holes under the car and silicone on the top.thanks in advance Adam
 

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I've only seen one picture, and it wasn't a good one. They should not be considered bumper protectors. They are scuff guards, designed to wear away instead of the fiberglass clamshell. They provide no impact protection; if you hit a curb you can still crack the clamshell.
 

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Had them installed and painted . Will be picking the car up in a few hours... will try to post up a pic, sometime today.
 

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I've seen the clear ones looking forward to seeing the painted ones. What color are they going to be? Where did you get them and for how much.Thanks
 

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I've seen the clear ones looking forward to seeing the painted ones. What color are they going to be? Where did you get them and for how much.Thanks
Well, Larry's were the first set we painted. I have 9 sets in stock, so whatever color your car is, we will get them painted for you.

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So how much for painted guards? Where are you located? Do they make one for the center where the plate would go? If removed will it damage the paint? thanks
 

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Wow, those look great! I thought they'd really stand out, but from your pictures you can hardly tell there's something there.
 

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So how much for painted guards? Where are you located? Do they make one for the center where the plate would go? If removed will it damage the paint? thanks
Cost was $200 out the door painted and installed. There mounted from the bottom 3-4 pop rivites. They don't glue or "seal" them. So it would be pretty easy to replace if needed. The dealer is in Los Gatos.

Hey Matt- you know how picky I can be. ;) The outside edge shows a bit. Had asked them to feather the edges, but that didn't work... I'm happy with it. Now don't have to worry as much about scraping the front end.
 

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FYI - I have a new set of unpainted guards which I've decided not to use. If anyone in the Seattle area wants them, they are yours for $90. PM me.
 

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so, there are holes drilled in the clam to attach? yikes. seems like adhesive might be better. doesn't help the faux license plate area, which is the first spot I scraped...
 

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A update on price, checking my paper work was only charged $164. :cool:
Larry,
We did not charge you for the painting. So, in the future, others can expect the cost of the part and install to be more. This was due to these being our first set, and more or less a test all the way around. Glad they work well for you, but others do not expect this price.
 

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I've scraped up my car a bunch. I don't want the mess to get worse so I can't wait to get these installed.

Just called and talked to Ben down at SVAG ... my car goes in for 'the operation' on Monday.
 

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I installed my set this past weekend. It was a pretty easy project. I was scared of drilling the 8 holes in the front cam, but I made it through without a problem. I didn't use the plastic rivets that came with the scuff guards. I could not push them through. Instead I got some similar screw in type rivets and they seem to work.

They don't stand out at all. I had mine painted Storm Titanium at Amato's here in San Diego and the color match is perfect. I was worried that it would be hard to match 3-stage paint when they were painting the back side rather than the outer surface.
 

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They don't stand out at all. I had mine painted Storm Titanium at Amato's here in San Diego and the color match is perfect. I was worried that it would be hard to match 3-stage paint when they were painting the back side rather than the outer surface.
If I can ask, what did they charge you for the paint? Every time I've taken a car there for a quote, it's been the highest of the quotes, but if the color match is perfect..

I'm curious.. does it look like they will collect dirt and grit? Imagine if you had some rainwater slurry pulling dust down into the seam.. would it sit there? I'm just thinking maybe some clear silicone around the edge would keep it from becoming abrasive over time.
 

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Amato's charged me $125 to paint them. Not bad and I got a little bottle of touch-up paint too. I have had work done at Amato's before and they are very good - when my Audi was fixed a couple years ago it was the first time ever that I couldn't see any signs of their work - it was perfect. You get what you pay for.

Yes, they will collect dirt over time. That is why it is important that they be painted. If they were left clear they would very quickly look awful as the grime - or even just dust - would show. As part of the installation, you do need to put a bead of silicone along the top. I also added some thin padding along the bottom before I added the screws to prevent abrasion from happending over time.
 

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*grumble*
SVAG has had the car for two days now.
It's just 8 rivits or so. :confused:

waiting waiting...
 

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Got the car back from SVAG a couple of hours ago.

Here's some photos of the job.

They are a little more noticeable than I thought they would be. The both also stick out from the car about 1/4 inch which you can see in the photos. :( But oh well - their purpose is functional not visual. The price + painting still came out under $300.

In one of the pics you can see the rivets underneath.

-doma
 

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