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Can anyone recommend a good after-market tape or strip to protect the boot sill? There is quite an expanse of paintwork, and I know how sad I will be the first time I find I've dragged something across it! There are so many tapes and rubber strips available, but all seem to get very mixed reviews...would like to benefit from the collective wisdom here...
 

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This is the stuff that VW use: VW ID.3 2020 - Lackschutzfolie online bestellen beim Profi | Luxshield

I bought the door and boot kits on Amazon, fitted a few weeks ago.
Is that stuff properly permanent, or could it be removed in the future without wrecking the paint? Our old A1 had clear film areas in front of the rear wheel arches and after a while, the edges had attracted adhered grime and so I took them. We've got a labrador so would like to protect the rear bumper - at the moment we've got a rubber mat that flaps over the bumper and is attached to our load liner.
 

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I used the film on the rear sill. Went on ok. But after a couple of weeks there is a bit of grime on the edges. The sill is a large flat area that naturally catches grime anyway. I suspect I’ll keep the film for some months but I am tempted by one of the shaped rigid plastic covers that would cover the whole sill.
 

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Is that stuff properly permanent, or could it be removed in the future without wrecking the paint? Our old A1 had clear film areas in front of the rear wheel arches and after a while, the edges had attracted adhered grime and so I took them. We've got a labrador so would like to protect the rear bumper - at the moment we've got a rubber mat that flaps over the bumper and is attached to our load liner.
It is supposed to be removable, I have the door sill trims too.

We got a puppy a couple of weeks ago so it will be tested more thoroughly soon!

It hasn’t budged or come away at the edges since I applied it a couple of months ago - just taken this photo, and yes I need to wash my car 🥴

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I was enquiring about protection pack 2 with my local TPS and individual load liner prices. I was surprised that rubber mats front and back, plus load liner was coming in at around £130,the whole pack is £188. The description of the pack includes a film covering of rear bumper loading lip to make the difference. TPS guy said its about £90 on its own and said it isn't a film. If the pack description says it's a film, but it isn't, is it a solid plastic stick-on? Anyone got the protection pack to confirm what the load sill protection actually is?
 

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Is it this one perhaps? ID3 Rear bumper protector, black – Volkswagen Parts UK

If it is, I think I much prefer the the one that Simon-g linked to.
That does look more like something which warrants a VW RRP of about £100 as the TPS guy was alluding to.

I agree that the 3rd party £53 one looks much better.

Looks then that (due to a lack of decent 3rd party options) I'll be buying the VW rubber mats front and back, the VW load liner and the 3rd party sill protector.

The VW protector doesn't even have any overhang to protect the outer edge of the bumper top, where most damage is likely to occur.

I got "Gledring" (German) branded rubber mats and load liner for my A4 and they're better than OEM for half the price, unfortunately they haven't done anything for the ID3 yet.
 

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how about a cloth flap that velcros to the boot floor carpet, pull it out and over the bumper. Driveden have a reasonably priced rubber boot linerand bumper protector - I bought one for the wife's Born (same boot floor (non variable for height) as the ID3.
 

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If you need to remove the film try warming it up with a hairdryer to soften the adhesive, it usually works. You might need to give it a wipe down with Isopropanol to remove any remaining residue.

I purchased the protection pack from VW which included a clear film on the boot ledge, it's almost invisible. In addition I have a sheet of foam vinyl table cloth purchased from Dunelm which is a bit longer than the boot (it comes on a roll so you can buy any length). It has a flocked backing so doesn't shed. When our Greyhound goes in the boot, I pull this excess bit out so her claws can't scratch the paint and just fold it over at other times.
 

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I’ve a £10 eBay clear film boot sill protector cut for an id3. got one for my last id3 got another for my latest. Once on you don’t notice it and fitted early saves any little scratches starting. Blatant profiteering from VW - it’s just a strip of cut vinyl film.
Dead easy to fit. And at £10 if you screw up the install it’s no biggy.
 

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I bought the Luxshield from Amazon in Germany last October for both sills and boot. They have been brilliant and do not show any signs of dirt at the edges. Fantastic kit includes soapy liquid, squeegee, Isopropyl for cleaning first and tech cloth for final finish. No customs or shipping costs as they are below the duty thresholds.

Door sills are £29 now.

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/gp/product/B08MX1QQNN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1and they have.

Boot is £34
 
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