Peter T is a member of 124 Spider Italia, as well as Abarth Club Como (Lake Como, Italy!!!), and they had a fantastic cruise this past weekend, even though it rained. However because of the rain, fewer participants than expected showed up, consequently resulting in extra sill plates that were produced for the occasion as a goodie-bag gift for each vehicle. Peter has offered for his club to make them available to my blog readers on a first-come, first-served basis via this link for €40 shipped in Europe / or approximately $50 shipped to USA, should anyone be interested.
The “124 spider” logo (along with Italian colors) has been printed onto the satin-finish aluminum, and then a clear coat has been applied for scratch protection, resulting in a very attractive, anti-scuff, customized door sill.
There is a beveled surface (not an indent 😉 ) molded into the sills that appears to have been intended for the addition of an emblem in premium versions of the Miata, and these sill plates are designed to mock those in proud Italian fashion for our variant.
Francesco Ulivieri, you’ve done a great job producing these! Grazie!
I found a thread recommending a nylon Brillo pad & cooktop cleaner (and then rubbing alcohol) to clean up the scuffs on your sills and prepare the surface for good adhesion, but use whatever works for you.
As long as the sills are cleaned well beforehand, I am convinced that a high-quality 2-sided tape (such as 3M brand) should provide an adequate, permanent bond for the sill plates, but if you want to insure the strongest bond possible, consider using the industry-standard Adhesion Promoter 4298 wipe. I didn’t perform this extra step, and yet I am very pleased with the results.
Stuart Burgess has made a pdf file available, that presumably is to be used with a vinyl printer, to print labels that cover the printing on Miata ND sill plates, should you choose to go that route.