Do You Need It? – Door Edge Guards

Door edge guards, you know the guards that protect the vertical edge of your doors against dings and paint chips, do you really need them? This area of your vehicle’s doors is the most susceptible to damage in parking garages, at the mall or any tight parking place. To protect your resale value and to add to your vehicle’s sleek, streamlined styling door edge guards may be the way to go.

You can get aftermarket guards usually in silver or black. They come in a roll and are stick-on plastic you cut to fit. Or, you can take it to a whole different level with genuine Toyota door edge guards. Constructed from roll-formed 400 series stainless steel, which is stronger than typical steel, they are encapsulated in a body color-matched Thermoplastic Compound (TPC). The genuine guards are formed specifically to match the precise contours of each specific Toyota vehicle to offer a factory fit and finish.

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The stainless steel is completely encapsulated in the TPC, so there is never any metal-to-metal contact between the guard and the door edge, helping to eliminate any potential scratching of the factory paint. The internal stainless steel construction is 40% stronger than typical steel to offer real world protection against dings and paint chips. Typical aftermarket door edge guards offer almost no structural integrity to help against damage to the factory paint.

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Genuine Toyota door edge guards are custom fabricated for a perfect fit to the door edge contours. They are easy to install with no surface preparation needed. They use a compression fit for secure retention to vehicle door edges without the need for chemical adhesives or mechanical fasteners. So if you ever want, they are easily removed with no damage to the factory paint. Most aftermarket guards would leave a gooey adhesive residue if you tried to remove them.

So if you are looking to add some serious protection and factory fit styling at an economical price you may really need to add some genuine Toyota door edge guards that are color matched to your vehicle’s body color and made to match every curve of the door. Where could you get a great price on this and other genuine Toyota parts and accessories? At ToyotaPartsPeople.ToyotaofPuyallup.com of course.

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