We got them for our Polished Metal van - I had the dealer throw them on for $20 when they were putting the ATF cooler and backup sensors in - as the creased door edges in my wife's old Camry can attest, I need every bit of insurance against swinging doors.Anyone ever tried the door edge guard on the new odyssey 2011?
If so, any comments.
Raistlin,I ordered these and just read the directions on how to install, WTF is up with "cutting" the inside of the door and then applying touch up paint to the area? My guess is to rough up the inside edge to hold it in place, but seriously?
Has anyone installed these themselves if so did you do that step? I wonder if I can just tap these in without doing that step?
Thanks for the info, I have seen the video on the moldings but I have not seen the video on the door edge guards, thanks!Raistlin,
You will need to cut inside and use touch up paint (to blend-in the paint and the exposed stuff) before putting on the door edge guard. Otherwise it will not fit. Just take you time. The tool is dummy proof. DIYHonda.com Video Podcasts: Odyssey
Take you time in putting in the door molding -> DIYHonda.com Video Podcasts: Episode #205 - 2011+ Honda Odyssey Body Side Molding Installation
Hope the link helps.
I did the install today also but I did cut the seam, it seems that if you don't that the pressure from the seam could loosen the guard. But that is just a thought, doesnt mean that it will.i got mine installed today, I just pushed them on and used a mallet to finish. I didn't cut the seam or re-touch it. It looks good and they are flush. I'll keep an eye on it. (i'm just now reading the instructions cited above - now I know what that tool was for).
Although my car came with the door guard, I would not have ordered it myself. Are these things really useful? Does it really matter whether you ding/chip the edge of the door or the door guard. Something will be visibly dent and paint chipped. Likewise, I doubt the body side moldings are useful. I got them for some of my cars because IMO, they make the car look better. After all these years using body side moldings, when I look at the dings on the molding, they are all very small. In other words, the impacts would not have hit the door anyway. The moldings are chipped just because they are much more further out than the doors.Different functions - one protects the lip of your door when it swings into something (wall, pole, another car) and the other protects against other people's doors denting the sheet metal when they swing into it (if their door is at the right height). I didn't like the door moldings, how they look - the Ody will get banged up anyway since people here in DC are a**hats - just did the guards as I know my wife will accidentally (or the kids) swing the door into the retaining wall along our driveway, or another fixed object - happened to her old car more than once and the edge of the door was pretty banged up.
So, personal preference.
Add to that the fact that you can actually load/unload everybody and stuff in the garage. On rain and snow it really pays off for some of us with little kids.I made room in the garage last night for the car and was reminded once again why I love sliding doors....so much less risk of getting banged up!
Your salesguy sounds like an idiot.Thanks for the explanation. That is what I thought as well. My salesguy is new so I think is not sure what's what.
I'll call them and tell them I want both.
I made room in the garage last night for the car and was reminded once again why I love sliding doors....so much less risk of getting banged up!
Perhaps properly installed Body Side Molding is positioned too close to the edge of the doors. This would leave little room for the Door Edge Guards, which look terrible anyway.My salesperson texted me today and said that if I'm getting door moldings (I am) that the door guards (which I've ordered as well) are redundant and they'll be refunding my money for the door guards.
I was working and didn't have time to think about it, but does this make sense? It doesn't to me...