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Old 12-20-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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door edge guards

Anyone found the guards you can put on the edge of the doors so when the Wind decides to take the door and move it faster than you can hold on well you know the rest??
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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Always park headed up wind...no have not seen such. Would really ruin the lines on a Camaro or Vett etc...more a family car option I would think...
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:27 AM   #3
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Im not sure if you have an Autozone near you but you can buy them there for about $3.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:05 PM   #4
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Door edge guards? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:51 PM   #5
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yuk !!
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:09 PM   #6
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yuk !!
you say that until it happens to you....
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:33 PM   #7
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What will you say if you ever have to remove them?
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:32 PM   #8
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Removal is easy as they stick on with glue... goo gone and it's done.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:37 PM   #9
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Can you see them? Are they really that hideous?

Mine are black, and no one has said anything about them to me... they match the car and are very thin... not really noticeable
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:37 PM   #10
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What door edge guards? Can't see them!
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:19 PM   #11
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That's my point... just behind the door handle, about 2 inches above the door handle to about 2 inches below the crease in the body.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:34 PM   #12
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What door edge guards? Can't see them!
Black car at 15 feet...to each their own...like it do it...
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:37 PM   #13
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They work well on a black car ,I wouldnt use them on any other color
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:30 PM   #14
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Go to a tint/clear bra shop and they install invisable film on that area also(door edge guards) so it won't look so bad and still protect without damage
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:49 PM   #16
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:55 PM   #17
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Go to a tint/clear bra shop and they install invisable film on that area also(door edge guards) so it won't look so bad and still protect without damage
Film isn't going to do anything if the door is flung open into something.


That being said, I'd much rather just try to be careful than drive around with door edge guards on. Why not wrap the whole car in bubble wrap just in case? lol. It's a car, you bought it because it looks cool (among other reasons, I'm sure). Why do something to wreck that? It takes no time to touch it up. And come to think of it, I've never had my door get away from me, even after 3 years in Texas winds.
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I had clear ones on for a while, now I just put them on when I have relatives in the car, they don't tend to watch what there doing when they open the door, a little piece of mind
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Gen5 Camaro's have the longest doors on the market as per what I read in a book about the development of this car. So the wind will have more effect on them. I usually park away from other cars so I don't have to worrie about chipping the doors.
I might walk a few seconds more but it's worth it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:33 AM   #20
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Door edge guards? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
I was thinking of adding door edge guards and some of that bendy chrome and black wheel opening stuff...
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:18 PM   #21
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Door guards

I too wondered if you can buy them nowadays. They were popular many yeas ago in chrome. Thin, slip-on, ugly, but functional.

I recently (2/13) met a guy driving a Camaro on Daytona Beach with a rental car. We both had SSs on the sand!
He mentioned that he had a black SS at home and would like to have door edge guards like this rental car did. They were black, about 6" long right at the crease.

I walked over, opened the door, slipped it off and handed it to him. He did the same on the other side.

Now, where do we get them?

Nice to have if only to use when shopping in a mall.
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I usually park away from other cars so I don't have to worrie about chipping the doors.
I might walk a few seconds more but it's worth it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:46 PM   #23
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any luck yet ?? I ordered a set from ebay and sent them back didn't work theres a lip inside the door that prevents them from staying on
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