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Anybody have these?
My door panels traditionally tend to take a beating so I'm considering a set.
However, I'm wondering if they actually help hide/repel scuffs or do they just take on the same marks that the door panels would have.
Any thoughts by those who have them are appreciated.
 

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Anybody have these?
My door panels traditionally tend to take a beating so I'm considering a set.
However, I'm wondering if they actually help hide/repel scuffs or do they just take on the same marks that the door panels would have.
Any thoughts by those who have them are appreciated.
I might be interested in getting these but not interested at $100. They look to be a nice improvement to the car.
 

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I might be interested in getting these but not interested at $100. They look to be a nice improvement to the car.
We can get them for the $76 w free shipping but I'm not sure it is an improvement. If it retains /shows the same scuffing, it has gained nothing. I'd like to think that it is a different/scuff resistant material but can find nothing about them.
 

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We can get them for the $76 w free shipping but I'm not sure it is an improvement. If it retains /shows the same scuffing, it has gained nothing. I'd like to think that it is a different/scuff resistant material but can find nothing about them.
What's the code for free shipping?
 

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Anybody have these?
My door panels traditionally tend to take a beating so I'm considering a set.
However, I'm wondering if they actually help hide/repel scuffs or do they just take on the same marks that the door panels would have.
Any thoughts by those who have them are appreciated.
I have wanted these (esp seeing how a certain someone in my passenger seat really tends to kick this part of the door, ;) But I have held off for the exact same thought you have - is it an improvement or is it just additional material that will look the same as the door.
 

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Cars used to have carpet material on the doors in that area. That would hide scuffs and protect shoes too.
That’s another idea I’ve seen carpet tiles in Home depot they come in 18” squares and 12x36 planks could work out and they are pretty cheap I will check that out I think it’s a a better solution that the leather tape I found.
 

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I just wanted to point out the part linked above is not for the 2020 outback - in case anyone was confused. The link is for the forester.
The 2020 door protectors are here
 

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Personally I would leave it alone. Then down the road if the door panels get scuffed enough to the point it bugs you then put them on to cover up the scuffs. Otherwise I would think the scuff protectors will just get the same marks and look just as bad anyway.
 

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Personally I would leave it alone. Then down the road if the door panels get scuffed enough to the point it bugs you then put them on to cover up the scuffs. Otherwise I would think the scuff protectors will just get the same marks and look just as bad anyway.
There is allot to be said for that school of thought. It also applies to floormatts, pick-up bedliners.......;)
 

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Sooooo I just ordered them. What the ****. Ill be the tester and report back my findings after they arrive. ;)
Stay tuned!
We look forward to your thoughts. Hopefuly they are made of something tough/scuff resistant.
 

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Could I interest any of you in a tube of fingerprint remover for door handles? Only $28. for a two week supply.
 

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And seat covers.

Although good floor mats do more than just keeping the carpeting looking good. Water soaking through to the matting can cause mold and rust.
Floor mats also need to be have the gravel and dirt vacuumed from under them frequently or it wears holes through the floor carpeting.
 

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I bought them. Waiting for a 60 degree day to install them. I think they are supposed to be of a different scuff resistant material but in retrospect that claim seems dubious - why wouldn’t the door have been made of that material? Seems like one of those things that should come standard on the Touring.
 

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