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While checking out hparts.com I came across some body color door edge guards.

Does anyone have these? Photos?

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I'll let you what they're like. I just ordered a set.
 

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If you're able to, take some pics of them and we'll post them on the site.


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Very nice!

Great job on the glove box carpet. What did you use?

What else did you do to your audio system besides the Alpine amp and did the amp do what you wanted?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ckonarske:
Very nice!

Great job on the glove box carpet. What did you use?

What else did you do to your audio system besides the Alpine amp and did the amp do what you wanted?

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I found a another local supplier that has an enormous variety of carpets, adhesives, fasteners, everything imaginable for automotive interiors. I kept looking at my Accords and wondered why did Honda cheap out again? It took me several attempts at cutting the material out into patterns that I could install with adhesive. Finally, I found if I cut the patterns out oversized, than I could install them without worrying about perfect alignment. I would cut excess material away with an x-acto knife before moving onto the next piece. Any cut marks in the plastic would be covered, so I wasn't worried.
As for the audio system, all I have done so far is the amp upgrade. It has made a tremendous difference, of course it still lacks bass. Its funny, all the current discussions and debates about the sound system, we were having over two years ago on the Edmund's site. Its interesting how many recommendations there have been and little has changed, especially in terms of Honda's response. I was waiting for the Honda subwoofer to appear, and now that it has I think I will pass. Since I was not able to get the Nav back in '99, I have decided to overhaul it all! I'm looking into the Clarion PSW-160 subwoofer, an Alpine Nav w/DVD (same as Honda OEM), than will add the monitors to the headrests and DVD entertainment system. That should keep me busy for the next year or so. I'm doing everything in stages, hoping for a breakthrough in pricing and products.


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Yeah, Honda IS weird. It looks like they took lessons from old Henry Ford when he said "You can have any color you want, as long as it's black."

They seem to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to many small improvements that would really be valued in the marketplace. Then again as long as they can't build as many as people want to buy I guess they don't have to change anything.

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hip (or anyone else who has installed the edge guards),

I got mine from handa-accessories.com, and downloaded the directions, but I am **confused**.

What is the stripping tool and the touch up paint for? I'm stripping the hem and retouching it back up before I pound on the door guards??? Is there any danger in this?

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I was also confused by the procedure.

I believe the only purpose behind using the touch up paint is to provide some corosion resistance for the exposed metal. To that end, I don't believe that it is necessary to actually get good coverage of the metal with the touch up paint. Just use enough to make sure it's coated. After you get the guard on you can go back and cover any exposed areas.

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Do you have to use the scrapper or will the guard fit over the existing paint? Also, how hard is it to use the scrapper?


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The cutter is not really used to intentionally remove paint (although it happens incidentally). It seems that the cutter is used to remove adhesive sealant at the door seam. The sealant can be a little irregular, so using the cutter insures a consistent surface and the best fit for the edge guard.

Having said that, I believe in most cases the edge guard could be installed without using the cutter. The sealant didn't appear to obstruct much when I installed mine. (I used the cutter anyway though.)

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Lorax:
The cutter is not really used to intentionally remove paint (although it happens incidentally). .....

Having said that, I believe in most cases the edge guard could be installed without using the cutter.
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Lorax,

This is nice to know what to expect when doing this.

Warren

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