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Old 03-05-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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Preventing Door Dings

I've searched the threads as best as I can, but I can't find an answer to my question. Are the Camaro doors magnetic? I've found a product that I can attach to the doors to try and prevent other people slamming their doors into mine and dinging the door (the doorfender). However, it uses magnets.

Does anyone know if the doors are magnetic?
If not, does anyone know of anything I can use to attach to the side of the car to help prevent dings. I live in a townhouse with public parking. My neighbors have a small daughter who likes to fling the car door open. She's already damaged my minivan door. I don't want her breathing on my Camaro.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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The doors are metal so magnets should stick.

I'd just find somewhere else to park than continually stick magnets to the side of my car and scratch up the paint.
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Does anyone know if the doors are magnetic?


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Thank you...best laugh I've had in ages.

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Old 03-05-2009, 02:30 PM   #4
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Thanks for the prompt reply.

I know it sounded like a stupid question, but some people I know say that their cars are not magnetic. I would LOVE to find another place to park, but my townhouse community's parking lot looks like a mall at Christmas. There is no other place. I could hope for better neighbors, but I don't think that will happen.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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I just part farther away and walk a little more. Usually, it doesn't cost but another minute or so, and I waste less time driving around the front of the store trying to find a spot. Usually, someone with a huge SUV stuffs it into a place it doesn't fit, right next to my car.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:35 PM   #7
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Thanks for the prompt reply.

I know it sounded like a stupid question, but some people I know say that their cars are not magnetic. I would LOVE to find another place to park, but my townhouse community's parking lot looks like a mall at Christmas. There is no other place. I could hope for better neighbors, but I don't think that will happen.
The problem wasn't what you were trying to say, it was how you said it.

No cars that I'm aware of have magnets in the doors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetism

You meant to simply ask if the doors are steel, which is made of iron. A magnetic field is attracted to iron. Some doors are plastic (older Saturns), Fiberglass (Corvette) or aluminum with steel reinforcements. None of them would be affected in a magnetic field.

Camaro's doors are steel, which most cars are as well.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:39 PM   #8
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I've searched the threads as best as I can, but I can't find an answer to my question. Are the Camaro doors magnetic? I've found a product that I can attach to the doors to try and prevent other people slamming their doors into mine and dinging the door (the doorfender). However, it uses magnets.

Does anyone know if the doors are magnetic?
If not, does anyone know of anything I can use to attach to the side of the car to help prevent dings. I live in a townhouse with public parking. My neighbors have a small daughter who likes to fling the car door open. She's already damaged my minivan door. I don't want her breathing on my Camaro.

Thanks in advance.
Well I am attracted to them......

Seriously. as long as they are made out of steel (not stainless or any noferrous metal) they will be magnetic...Now if the door skins are aluminum a Magnet won't stick... I know the Hood is supposed to be aluminum but I haven't heard about the doors...
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:45 PM   #9
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See...none of that plastic body panel syndrome (like the 4th gens) going on here...
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Just hire someone to stand next to your door. there are alot of people who need a job. Or get your alarm(trunk monkey) to work twice as hard lol.
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I have been thinking about this, the wal-mart is horrible here and the wind in Oklahoma is horrible. someone park beside you and the wind will blow their door open and it slam into the side of your car, or the wind will blow a cart into your car. i have been thinking about getting a Honda or something from craigslist.com. And take that the places i don’t want to take a 30,000 car.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:52 PM   #12
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That first door ding is always the most painful. You should come to the realization that eventually you will get a door ding in your beloved Camaro, assuming it will be your daily driver. There are a whole lot of people out there who do not care about cars, let alone your car. I do my best to park out in BFE, but occasionally there is always some "person" who will park right next to me even though they could have easily left 1 or 2 spaces between us. You eventually are likely to get nicks, chips, scrapes, curb rash, cracked windshield, tint installer nicking a piece of the interior with a razor blade, etc. and that's just the way it is, unless you "zip lock" your car and just look at it. Even then, mother nature could cause a tree to slam through your garage, flooding, etc. that could cause your insurance to total your Camaro.
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Here you go...here's a picture...just for you!

See...none of that plastic body panel syndrome (like the 4th gens) going on here...
I haven't seen that one before!!! Thanks! And thank Goodness they found a cure for that syndrome; it always made me feel cheap It's no wonder Camaro has gained some weight. Metal doors, fenders, hood (except the SS models), roof, and IRS. It just gives me a feeling of higher quality, for whatever reason. I guess I just relate plastic panels to Saturns of yesteryear.
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getting a mark on your car is like dropping your cellphone for the first time. you feel so devastated
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getting a mark on your car is like dropping your cellphone for the first time. you feel so devastated
Hahahah. SO true....

Dropped my Blackberry 8800 the DAY I GOT IT!! Needless to say I was SOOO very angry....

My Camaro will be my daily driver... I do not look forward to that first ding :(
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Invest in some Orange traffic cones and put them in the trunk for when you park. Or better yet, get some of those Orange Barrels you see on the interstate, that'll keep people away from your doors!!!!!!!!!
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How can you people compare a cell phone to a Camaro. It's a friggin phone!
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i was comparing the feeling not the price.
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:49 PM   #19
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i was comparing the feeling not the price.
I know that. My point was I dont see why getting a ding in your cell is a big deal. It's just a phone.
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I know that. My point was I dont see why getting a ding in your cell is a big deal. It's just a phone.
And that's exactly how this thread started... cuz to some people, "it's just a car"
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And that's exactly how this thread started... cuz to some people, "it's just a car"
Saying a Camaro is just a car is close to blasphemy.

My apologies for my previous bad phrasing.
Don't joke about those traffic cones. People around here use them to mark their parking spaces after they've cleaned out the snow. The personal car security guard is a good idea. I saw a video on tv where a guy had a motion activated surveillance camera in his car. He taped someone vandalizing his car. That's a system I could use. For those of you who haven't visited Maryland, we have some seriously nasty drivers who couldn't park well if you gave them a guide dog and a space four cars wide.
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I shudder at the thought. I'm getting a garage in my apartment complex for the Camaro, but I shudder to think what might happen in a public parking. I already have pretty serious dent in the Saab's door. If I catch someone doing that to my Camaro, they will not leave until I've taken their details and we've agreed on a payment plan. If not I swear I'm calling the police.
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Hahahah. SO true....

Dropped my Blackberry 8800 the DAY I GOT IT!! Needless to say I was SOOO very angry....

My Camaro will be my daily driver... I do not look forward to that first ding :(
you think thats bad.i got an iphone the very first day they were released.stood in line (actually i had a lawn chair) went home ,opened the box and took it out to look at it,set it back down to go boot up the computer.when i was in the other room i hear a thud , and then my girlfriend says "ooops,sorry" . two words came into my head , FALCON PUNCH !!!!! lol, but i restrained .
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I've searched the threads as best as I can, but I can't find an answer to my question. Are the Camaro doors magnetic? I've found a product that I can attach to the doors to try and prevent other people slamming their doors into mine and dinging the door (the doorfender). However, it uses magnets.

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If not, does anyone know of anything I can use to attach to the side of the car to help prevent dings. I live in a townhouse with public parking. My neighbors have a small daughter who likes to fling the car door open. She's already damaged my minivan door. I don't want her breathing on my Camaro.

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Try putting one of these on to stop your dinging
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