Clear Door Edge Guards Vs. Vinyl Car Door Edge Guards
Many companies are peddling clear car door edge guards as the best new product you will never see. Clear door edge guards or stripes are clear polyurethane protective film that’s cut into door edge thin stripes.
When applied to the door they are invisible or so they say? We set out the test whether clear door edge guards are better and what we found will surprise you. We found that clear door edge guards are difficult to install. Even after following detailed instructions we had bubbles, silvering, and fingerprints were visible.
This was most noticeable on dark colored cars. While clear door edge guards looked like the winner, after a only a few days driving we noticed that a line of dirt all along the clear door edge guards that was annoying. Even after repeated car washes the dirt line was still noticeable. Our conclusion, clear vehicle door edge guards are okay for dark colored vehicles, but are terrible on light colored vehicles – dirt gets trapped all along the edge leaving a black outline that’s clearly visible and looks ugly. The line of dirt is almost impossible to clean since the dirt gets trapped in the adhesive.
In comparison, vinyl car door edge guards offered superior car door edge protection, and were much easier to install. With car door edge protectors available in over 50 colors, you will find a best match!