I was thinking of ordering some Stainless Steel Scuff Plates. Do they have to be fitted by the dealer? Or are the relatively easy to fit yourself?
There are alsoAluminium Scuff plates. What's the difference? Edited by: Mikey
I went for stainless ones and fitted them my self, they have 'KUGA' etched on them and they look great, and are mainly to stop my wifes heels scuffing the paintwork on the sills, You also get illuminated ones, But theses would be better fitted by dealer as look a bit of a scutter,Have also fitted s/s plate to back bumper under tail gate for same protection (not from her heels just from her. lol)All look really good and are genuine ford parts will post pics if any one wants to see.
will post pics tommorrow,cill scuff plates were about £50 for s/s, aluminium were cheaper,bumper trim was £55.00 s/s, didn't get from my dealer too expensive trawled the net, got themvia ford dealer germany, love telling my dealer that I can get cheaper than him
I fitted teh stainless steel Kuga scuff plates as I found it only too easy to 'scuff' the paintwork with a clumsy shoe/gravel . the aluminium ones that came already fitted were as good as a far* in a fog. they are easy to fit by any reasonable competent person who can handle say a tin opener or a spanner.
will also get rear bumper protection ( scuff) cover fitted soon to as it too can be easily marked. does any body know where I can get a locking fuel cap?
I would be interested to see the illuminated ones too. My stainless steel ones came ready fitted and are really worth it. I often seem to catch my high heels on the sill and dread to think of the damage if they weren't there!
PS Ahem...I probably shouldn't be driving in high heels.
This may not be the case for every Kuga (according to other subjects)but when I read your post about the locking fuel cap I went and checked mine. The car was locked so I opened the flap and tried to push the filler flap open, it wouldn't move so I assume that this part does lock but not the exterior flap. Can anyone else confirm this?
I had the illuminated scuff plates as an option for my Kuga when she was ordered but for some unknown reason they weren't on the car when in turned up. I can only assume that they arefairly similar to the Fiesta ones which are in the brochure but alas not in the Kuga one. It would have been nice to have had them but then it's something less to go wrong if you see what I mean!!!