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Old 04-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #18
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I wonder how much it would cost to fabricate a "plastic door" for the camaro similar to my old Trans Am? At least that part would be less prone to dings.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #19
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I wonder how much it would cost to fabricate a "plastic door" for the camaro similar to my old Trans Am? At least that part would be less prone to dings.
Be careful what you wish for..............another bankruptcy at GM would be the death of another make and model.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #20
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I got my first ding that resulted in a HUGE chip of paint missing after 14 months. It is inevitable. You can't park farther than me but the wife works at a hospital. I bought the Sport Wing things immediately. They look decent and one Helena lot better than dents, dings and effed up touch up paint. I'll send pics. They even had carbon flash for the vert.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:08 AM   #21
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Don't do it. Just park as far away from people as possible. And if you HAVE to park near someone, don't park next to a car you would figure a careless person drives.
If it sits all day you don't know who's coming and going.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #22
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They have a "come try me out and see if you can make a dent in this car" look
This, someone sees door pads like that and someone will go out of their way to whack a 100 pound door against the side of your camaro.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:50 AM   #23
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Here is what a good product looks like. And more importantly, they are very functional and will prevent any more dings - at least where the strip is.

If you're interested, I got them from Sport Wing in Valley View, OH. Nice product that was shipped on time and packaged professionally. About $125.00

From 20' away they are virtually invisible!



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Old 05-18-2013, 11:02 AM   #24
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Moto-mojo those look good.

I still wouldn't park next to anyone.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #25
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I have the door shox and they work great. They don't move (If I'm lazy and taking a short trip I don't even take them off the car while I'm driving) and they protect much more than just the door. After I received $1400 in damage from a door ding, the $100 for the door shox was no problem.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #26
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Moto-mojo those look good!
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:59 PM   #27
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I wonder how much it would cost to fabricate a "plastic door" for the camaro similar to my old Trans Am? At least that part would be less prone to dings.
I went to a auto show when the "new" Fiero came out. At the G>M> exhibit was a red composite Fiero door in a plexiglas booth. A bowling ball was suspended on a cable. You pushed a button and the ball would be pulled back by a horizontal cable and would release and slam into the door. I did it numerous times. No damage whatsoever! I'm sure thousands of people tried it. Pretty cool display!
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I went to a auto show when the "new" Fiero came out. At the G>M> exhibit was a red composite Fiero door in a plexiglas booth. A bowling ball was suspended on a cable. You pushed a button and the ball would be pulled back by a horizontal cable and would release and slam into the door. I did it numerous times. No damage whatsoever! I'm sure thousands of people tried it. Pretty cool display!
Hmmmmmmmm, pretty cool.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:25 PM   #29
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Here's a ridiculously fat-fingered, bad iphone pic attempting to illustrate how they blend in the sun. More so to the naked eye:

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:43 AM   #30
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The daily drivers in the house (Cobalts) have a 1" moulding near the beltline. Hardly notice it because its body color.

Only problem is, each car still got dinged, as someone magically found a spot to hit that wasn't covered by the moulding.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:30 PM   #31
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Here is what a good product looks like. And more importantly, they are very functional and will prevent any more dings - at least where the strip is.

If you're interested, I got them from Sport Wing in Valley View, OH. Nice product that was shipped on time and packaged professionally. About $125.00

From 20' away they are virtually invisible!


They don't look bad at all. I would get them but they only have Red and Red Jewel. I wonder if they are close enough to Red Hot. Anybody knows? TIA
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:56 PM   #32
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I'd rather have a dent with paint loss
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:42 PM   #33
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I agree with you about the door guards. he'rs the thing.. if you have to drive everyday I would think its a no brainer. You can still get the van hook doors that go above and below, but it's better than an open canvas for anyone to knock into it. Get them, and then post pics. I had very cool monochromatic red door guards on my Formula 350 back in the day, and always got compliments on how the car looked. They were very cool, and streamlined. I don't see these much anymore.
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:27 AM   #34
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Check out these bad boys:

http://www.doorshox.com/
In the video on the site he had me until he said "V-tech"
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