I know this is a failry simple task but since I was doing it I thought I would make it into a How To.. Ffoeg can put it into a PDF if he likes
The guide is for a 3 door vauxhall Astra G.
Lets start with what you need..
1: Your Sill Covers ( How To will be the same for most sill covers )
2: Some Cleaning Wipes ( I used Glass wipes )
3: A Cloth
The sill covers, wipes and cloth needed.
The sill covers I bought from had the words "link" ( left ) and "recht" ( right ) on them.. I have had a hard look at the covers and cannot find a difference in them to require this but, just to be on the safe side, I put them on the correct sides of the car..
You wil need to remove the bottom seal to fit any sill cover that has a curve ( like the Irmscher ones ).. It comes off very easily so start at one end and pull gently.
Remove the rubber seal.
You will need to thoroughly clean the area the sill cover will be fitted.. For this I used a few glass cleaning wipes and then a dry cloth. Make sure this is done properly before continuing as the sill cover might not stick.
Wipe the area clean with the wipes and then with a dry cloth.
Next step is to know were you will put the sill cover. On my car I had the following grooves and used them to align the sill cover.. You might need to mark the area with a pencil ( on both door sills ) if you dont have these grooves.
I used grooves already there as guides.
Put the sill in place to see how it looks ( do not remove the film over the sticky strips yet ). If your happy go to step 5.
Put the sill in place to see how it looks.
Remove the red film form the sticky strips.
Remove the red strips off the sticky pads.
When putting the sill covers in place, do so "top in" ( 1 ) then "down" ( 2 )..
Push the strips in then down.
Rub the sill cover with the cloth pressing hard to make sure it is in place.
Rub it with a cloth pressing hard.
Once the cover is in place, put the seal back were it was ( make sure it goes back preperly starting from the back to the front of the door ).
Put the seal back in place.
Admire the work and maybe have a cuppa, then get starting on the other side
Admire the work..
The entire job took me 20 minutes ( this with drinking a cup of tea as well as taking the pics ).
The sill covers were purchased from the good folk @ LMF Vauxhall - www.lmfvauxhall.com - Link to Sill Covers