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#1 VXDan

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:47 AM

I'm going to be replacing my nearside sill soon due to a fair amount of damage.

 

Initially looked at repairing but I think its a bit far gone.

 

Has anyone used the MVS sills? What's the quality like?

 

I understand they are bonded on and its a front and rear clam / door off job - but that aside is it a hard job?

 

I have found a few links to tutorials / youtube videos but the links have all expired so if anyone has any recent ones that would be great.

 

Cheers,

Dan.



#2 vocky

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:53 AM

both clams do need to come off, so will the door.

 

It's not a difficult job, just very time consuming. You should do a 'dry run' before bonding on the sill, to ensure the clams align.

 

Also get the sill painted before it's fitted, then have plenty of rags ready at install time because you will get the silkaflex everywhere :lol:

 

You should also consider a localised repair, using a section of the mws sill



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:24 AM

The MVS sills used to be OK in terms of lamination quality (or the ones I've seen were OK). Where they were lacking was in the final finishing of the edges etc. There's quite a bit of work getting one ready to fit. This is the time consuming bit. For the price they aren't bad.

As vocky says a localised repair is a very good option.

#4 fiveoclock

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 12:17 PM

I replaced both sides at the same time. One with a genuine used one a d the other with an MVS. They both cost the same. The MVS needed lots of fettling to fit anything close to right.




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