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post #1 of 38 Old 08-05-2010, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Splash Guards?

It seems that most people like to install OEM splash guards for more of a stock look, but I can't say that I am a fan. They seem to just add an extra black piece to the car and make it too busy looking. Obviously they are nice if there is mud or rain, but I don't see why I would go through the trouble.
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I just installed OEM splash guards last week, at first while I was waiting for them to come in I was worried about how they would look. After the install I absolutely loved them, it just seems like they were missing from the start. One big reason why I love them though is when I use tire shine on my tires or any kind of tire cleaner, I don't get the over-spray on my front doors anymore from the excess like I always used to, esp after a wash, I always hated that! They do work and they do keep your car cleaner, but I wasn't expecting them to. They actually blend nicely right in to my car. I guess it just depends on the individual and the look your going for.


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My car had them on, and after awhile I took them off. They became all faded, and I wasn't really fond of how they looked. Now if they were color-matched, I may have kept them. But I didn't feel like spending the money on getting that done.

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How long did you have them before they started fading? Were they OEM? I didn't think about that.

If they fade I will most likely take them off when and if they do.

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OEM Fog Light Kit
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They've been on the car for about 45k miles. My grandfather had them put on the car when he bought it new. I got the car when there was 36k on the clock, and even then they didn't look too good. However, they will look good as new for a little while if you wipe on some Black Magic.

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Nothing like OEM........
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Splash guards help protect the lower rear bumper and that rocker area below the front doors. Keeps them from getting scratched by rocks and cuts down on dirt buildup. Honda paint isn't the best quality and I'm a clean paint fanatic. I like the look especially OEM blacks. It helps minimize fender/wheel gap and adds a real life functional use. To maintain shine I sometimes use a rubber safe synthetic wax. My dealer installed splash guards on all new cars.

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They work well enough to justify their cost and perfect fit.

If you dont like the look...that would be the only downside.
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I think I still have mixed feeling about the look, half of me likes them, half doesn't. Haha it just seems like it depends on the car. It is definitely still a possible install if they arent too pricey. Thanks for the input!



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I painted them with a matching color with a heavy 3 coat pain and clear. They look great. Here is my thread:

http://radio-pro.ru/forums/sh...407#post714407
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OEM splash guards are worth every penny. If they start looking rough there are a number of products that will restore them to pristine shape. Run through a fresh tarred strip just one time and you'll be really glad you put them on. Looks is up to the individual but the practicality is without question.
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I like the OEM Splash guards that came with my car. Saves you some cleaning time and mine still looks new even after 33k miles. I'm just bummed that i have to take the rear guards off because of the rear lip. I'll probably paint the front guards later on.

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I guess they would look tacky on the sedan, but they look great on the coupe. They help keep the car cleaner and my OEM guards have never faded and the car is 7 years old.
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I get tired of washing my car every week and the black color goes along with my black side skirts. They look great on my sedan.

If you want to talk about an "extra black piece" and how an OEM item looks on the car.. think about the "door edge guards" lol.


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