The door guards were installed when I purchased the CT. To be honest, I really didn't like them. My CT is opal sage, the door guards are black. I think they take away from the lines of the car. I am tempted to remove them but don't know what to expect when they are removed. Paint another shade? difficulty removing the adhesive? Anyone have any suggestions? or opinions.
3M film and cost 40 bucks from dealer or 10 dollars if you do it yourself. Got them on mine and yes they work well to protect from paint chipping when striking an object. Clear and you can't see them. Placed same 3M film on my headlights and fog lights to protect from debris (rocks, bugs etc.). I have the side side molding also with same match color and think they are ok as well.I think I misunderstood what door guards are. If they are the horizontal strips placed on doors, then I do not have them. The guards I have are on the edges of my doors, vertical.