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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Hi all, we have just brought a X-trail and hope to collect it tomorrow emoticon. After reading some of the fourms, it seems the standard plastic bits are very soft & scratch easly. I would like to find out is if the optional extras of the kick & scuff plates are steel or plastic? and are they worth getting?

Cheers Wally

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Re: Kick Plates(side doors) & Scuff plates(back door) help


Hi Wally,

And Welcome to the Forums.

I've just recently purchased and installed these items less than two weeks ago.

I bought genuine and can say they are definitely steel, stainless steel in fact. They look brilliant. The rear scuff plate is almost like a mirror.

I have to report thought; they are rather thin and appear that they will scratch fairly easily.

However still worth the buy in my opinion. Seeing as though your just getting your exy tomorrow, I'd be pushing them to throw these items in for free, or as a minimum at cost. They can be fairly expensive if you decide to buy them later, as I've just found out.

Cheers


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Re: Kick Plates(side doors) & Scuff plates(back door) help


Thanks NPC73

Thats what I was after.
 Thanks again


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Hi Billy.

We got our kick plates as part of the deal. The rear one we had to pay extra for but I can't remember how much. NPC is correct the rear one does scratch easily. We have already scratched ours and have no idea how.

The rear one does look good too.

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Guys,

Yes they do scratch easily, that's why they're called "scuff" plates emoticon

I'd rather scratch the scuff plate than the paint-work and plastic trim on my car, this stuff can be replaced, paintwork repair and plastic trim replacement will cost a fortune.

Nissan should be having them as standard on every exy.

The door scuff plates (I have to admit) are there for show only, they do not protect the plastic door trim in full, but still better than nothing.

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Hi Jalal.

Yes you are right I think you would need to be a contortionist to get any part of you or anything to touch it, so I dont think the paintwork would scratch either.

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Bluey,

Those of us who have dogs that climb up the rear bumper to get at the back are the ones who need the scuff plate the most. The dogs show no mercy to the paintwork.

I found it a very effective and practical accessory to have when I go camping and start to unload things from the back.

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Sorry Jalal, I figure I didn't make that too plain. I was talking about the side ones they are hidden by the door most of the time and when the door is open they are not in a position you would normally put your feet etc.

The rear one is, as you say, a good idea though.

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Bluey,

The side kick plates are there to protect the plastic door trim.

Guess what I (and the car wash guys) step on to reach the roof of the exy when washing it? emoticon

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Hehehehe We have sides steps so we don't use the scuff plates for that....*LOL* Even my wife says that the side scuffs are not being used.

These of course are my own opinions and do not reflect the thoughts of others..*L*

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