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    security - steel plates on door

    hey guys, remember a thing about welding a steel plate onto the inside of the doors skin somewhere around the handle to stop people piercing through and playing with your locks to break in...

    well i was considering getting this done and was wondering a few things

    - how much is it likely to cost (rough guess)

    - how effective is it?

    - where does the plate need to go, and how big a plate are we talking? (PM me with the location if necessary, don't want to be giving the theiving *******s the location of where to pierce!)

    - won't the heat of welding damage the paint on the other side?


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    i thought newer astras have a gard anyway


    eitherway, u still end up with a mashed door, then they will smash the glass to get in anyway, can't win
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    that's where the security film comes in

    lol... just playing with a few ideas
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    well i was considering getting this done and was wondering a few things

    - how much is it likely to cost (rough guess) Lots
    - how effective is it? Very, if done correctly

    - where does the plate need to go, and how big a plate are we talking? Ideally you need to protect all of the vulnerable rods and levers of the locking mechanism

    won't the heat of welding damage the paint on the other side? Most definitely. That's why it costs so much, as both door will have to have a full respray to hide the damage


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    I would have thought only the drivers door needs doing because thats the only one you can undeadlock the rest of the car with
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    Don't forget that if someone has a go at the car and fails to break in due to the plates, they are more likely to go to town on the paintwork in general.

    There are plastic guards either already fitted or available from Vauxhall for the Astra, they might damage the door, but they will probably bottle it and give up. If they fail to get through the door skin at first I can see somebody losing it and ragging the outside of the car

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