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Did any of you opt for the OEM door guards? I had them added to my last Honda but my doors still collected dents nonetheless. I've actually not seen a CT with them installed yet so I wonder if they break the lines of the car or just flat out look bad.
 

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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.
 

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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.

To remove the door guards, heat the area with a hair dryer and then use dental floss to separate the guard from the door. If needed, clean away any residue using a rag moistened with lighter fluid. Wash well with soap and water. Then, apply several coats of wax.

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I can't stand door guards, mainly because some people then think it's okay to smack the hell out of the car next to theirs. I've already had to repair 2 dings from inconsiderate parkers, one small one, and one about 10" long.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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The vertical door guards along the edge of the door (as well as the edge of the wheel well) were on the CT when we got it. Also, pinstripes were on the car. I believe these were part of a package dealers sometimes add to cars (probably also included full rubber floormat for rear area and mud flaps etc. that were removed by my dealer.....the car was brought to my dealership from an affiliated dealership).

A lot of dealers around me add these inexpensive items then add what I call a side sticker to the window jacking up the price of the car (usually around $1,000). This is just another way of ripping off the customer. I always tell the dealer "I don't want any of that stuff".

Since my car is white and the edging is white, it looks fine.
 

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Sorry I wasn't clear - I meant the horizontal bar door guards. I'm on the fence if they actually encourage damage (as mentioned) or simply provide minimal protection at the sacrifice of aesthetics.
 
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