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My sill plate has a huge scratch on it and I’ve torn the web apart looking for the drivers side V sill plate replacement but nothing! All i could find was a reg CTS plate
Anyone have an idea where to get a replacement or part number?
 

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for $110 plus i assume shipping and maybe tax I would think about fixing yours, how bad is it scratched? can you just do a little repair and spray can the thing?
 

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for $110 plus i assume shipping and maybe tax I would think about fixing yours, how bad is it scratched? can you just do a little repair and spray can the thing?
Not as bad as I thought, but my OCD sets in and want it fixed. $110 tho? I dunno. I like tinmans idea of a junk yar tho
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You may be able to sand, buff and polish that. You'd need to do the entire piece and sand straight with the grain.
 

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You may be able to sand, buff and polish that. You'd need to do the entire piece and sand straight with the grain.
Sand with what? Just regular sand paper? What grain? Wet sand? Dremel? I’ve sanded plenty of paint but not aluminum. I guess I’ve nothing to lose but $110
 

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Sand with what? Just regular sand paper? What grain? Wet sand? Dremel? I’ve sanded plenty of paint but not aluminum. I guess I’ve nothing to lose but $110
I’d probably try with 3m red scotchbrite unless it’s deep, then move to grey or green. You could try hawks motorsports, they deal in salvage ctsv parts. My best guess it’s held down with tape, seeing it’s pretty thin I’d doubt someone is going to take the care to remove it without distorting the metal some way
 

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Question - is there a 'V' on the sill plate? If not maybe a regular CTS plate would (definitely) work.
 

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Sand with what? Just regular sand paper? What grain? Wet sand? Dremel? I’ve sanded plenty of paint but not aluminum. I guess I’ve nothing to lose but $110
Start with 600 grit, wet or dry and by hand. If that doesn't take the scratch out, move down to 400 then once the scratch is out, work your way up to 1500/2000. Buff and polish as necessary. Clear coat if desired.
 

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Question - is there a 'V' on the sill plate? If not maybe a regular CTS plate would (definitely) work.
Yessir there is a V.
 

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Start with 600 grit, wet or dry. If that doesn't take the scratch out, move down to 400 then once the scratch is out, work your way up to 1500/2000. Buff and polish as necessary. Clear coat if desired.
I will give this a shot maybe next weekend and post some pics. Thanks guys
 
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