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kernowtim wrote:Just spotted, no connection ..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-BX-Do ... 1114277439
The seller also has some used fog lights. Again no connection.
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I always think these are the most ironic accessory on the uber rare occasions I've seen them; You put a protector on the door to protect the recess underneath the handles against little scratches etc from fingernails (presumably those of a laydee, the likes of which most BXers probably aren't familiar). The logic is that little teeny scratches would detract from the look of the car.
The solution? Stick some thwacking great slabs of plastic under the handle to prevent against said scratches, which end up looking more of an eyesore than the scratches would have done. The designers spend ages drawing, scrubbing, re-drawing and designing, and working out exactly what size/shape the door handles should look against the paintwork, to keep everything uniform etc, and then someone comes along and makes them 2/3 times bigger :lol:

I rate them down there with tailblazers. Accessories for the sake of accessories. At least wind deflectors etc serve a purpose.

Anyway, good luck sale whoever you are (though I suspect you won't need it!) :lol:
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I'm with you Richard, (although I have less antipathy towards trailblazers). I think the protectors are plain ugly and do nothing for the purity of the design. They might look ok on a 1980s Polonez because they're hard to make look worse.
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I'm with you 100% Kitch, I never liked the door handle protectors on my TZD and positively hate Tailblazers!
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Defender110 wrote:positively hate Tailblazers!
I guess the tailblazer is akin to a Barry accessory? ;-)
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Booh to the tailbalzer haters ;)
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Well the way they crack, fade and break they will hopefully be extinct one day ;-)
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