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Cleaning up the wife's Honda this morning reminded me I sure wish someone made the equivalent protectors for the CX-3. All the painted surfaces covered ... from the tarmac to the interior.
You could probably even mount your fancy-dancy lighted plates over these :)
(OK, OK, quoting Mom, "If wishes were carriages beggars would ride".)
 

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Cleaning up the wife's Honda this morning reminded me I sure wish someone made the equivalent protectors for the CX-3. All the painted surfaces covered ... from the tarmac to the interior.
You could probably even mount your fancy-dancy lighted plates over these :)
(OK, OK, quoting Mom, "If wishes were carriages beggars would ride".)
I like the idea, but that just looks cheap :( . If those were on the CX-3 I would have removed them.
 

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I like the idea, but that just looks cheap :( . If those were on the CX-3 I would have removed them.
Cheap you say … you don’t think they would compliment my Pilotensitz? Besides, IMO they’re not as cheap-looking as the OEM CX-3 sill plates.

Seriously, about the only thing I’ve seen that would look decent and do the job on the CX-3 is a generic sheet of cut-to-fit, clear vinyl.
 

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Seriously, about the only thing I’ve seen that would look decent and do the job on the CX-3 is a generic sheet of cut-to-fit, clear vinyl.
This is a good idea. I don't scratch up the sills on the CX-3, and I am not even trying. I guess the seat position/ride height work out well enough that I always clear the sills. My wife on the other hand.... I know which shoe she is wearing based on the color of the rubber streaks left on the sill plate.......

I got these off ebay when I got the car:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Genuine-Mazda-CX-3-DK-Aluminium-Scuff-Plate-Set-DK11-AC-SP-CX3-/201353366042

I recall them being much cheaper a few years back, but I much prefer the Australian market sills to the ones they sell in the US.
 

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Agree on the shoe gender of sill scrapers ... unfortunately, my Missus tends to slap her shoes against the rocker panel, especially during winter's snow and slush.

Needless-to-say, your sill guards are certainly more elegant than our HR-V versions ... but I'm still looking :)
 
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Needless-to-say, your sill guards are certainly more elegant than our HR-V versions ... but I'm still looking :)
I think I paid around $100 for them, and that is the most they are worth. The OE ones that Mazda sells look tacky and cost $80 for two little pieces of trim. No thanks. There aren't too many choices. I think buying some XPEL film or the like and applying to the sills is a solid option.
 
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Agree on the shoe gender of sill scrapers ... unfortunately, my Missus tends to slap her shoes against the rocker panel, especially during winter's snow and slush.

Needless-to-say, your sill guards are certainly more elegant than our HR-V versions ... but I'm still looking :)

Mazda UK sell these door entry protection clear foil items for £30. They are for all 4 doors and I presume have a sticky backing for fitting. They cover all the horizontal part and part of the vertical part of the door opening. The only problem is I doubt they'll post to the USA :(

https://www.mazda.co.uk/buying-owning/accessories/mazda-cx-3/2015-02/safety-protection-/DC3LV1370A/
 

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Mazda UK sell these door entry protection clear foil items for £30. They are for all 4 doors and I presume have a sticky backing for fitting. They cover all the horizontal part and part of the vertical part of the door opening. The only problem is I doubt they'll post to the USA :(

https://www.mazda.co.uk/buying-owning/accessories/mazda-cx-3/2015-02/safety-protection-/DC3LV1370A/
Thank you ... looks like a good start. But from the illustration, it appears the film still doesn't cover all the painted surfaces.

Back to the generic sticky-backed-vinyl :-(
 

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Go to one of these vinyl wrapping places that do vans etc. They’ll wrap thos sills in clear or black in about 10 minutes.
 
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Thank you ... looks like a good start. But from the illustration, it appears the film still doesn't cover all the painted surfaces.

Back to the generic sticky-backed-vinyl :-(
If you don't need the rear ones then maybe you could use those on the lower parts of the front door opening? Not sure how pre-formed they are re the fold. This UK company also sells them and ships overseas. Doesn't quote the delivery cost but can't be too much as they must weigh a feather to offset the size - if they come wrapped up in a roll even better :)

https://www.jenningsmotorgroup.co.uk/shop/view/dc3l-v1-370a-mazda-cx-3-door-entry-protection-foil/
 

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If you don't need the rear ones then maybe you could use those on the lower parts of the front door opening? Not sure how pre-formed they are re the fold. This UK company also sells them and ships overseas. Doesn't quote the delivery cost but can't be too much as they must weigh a feather to offset the size - if they come wrapped up in a roll even better :)

https://www.jenningsmotorgroup.co.uk/shop/view/dc3l-v1-370a-mazda-cx-3-door-entry-protection-foil/
Thank you ... interesting approach, I'll take some measurements and look into it.

P.S. In two years, I believe only one person (small) has ever sat in the back seat.
 
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