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Old 06-30-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Door ding protection

I had a little mishap this weekend when a door was opened up into my fender. I had already purchased this door trim for my camaro but it wouldn't have helped me. But it can help in the future if I happen to open my door too much. It's door trim from this webpage:
http://www.brandsport.com/trimgard1.html

It's a inexpensive solution and not bad looking either.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:54 AM   #2
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To each his own. I'm not crazy about the looks of that on my car. I'm pretty dam sure I'm not gonna whack anyones car with my door anyways, my problem is with people banging my car with their door.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:35 AM   #3
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:38 AM   #4
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I'm thinking of encasing my car in bubble wrap....
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:51 AM   #5
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Some places sell the clear 3m type (like the clear bra) I'm sure if you get a clear bra they can do this for you as well, and you wont see it!
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:10 AM   #6
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It wouldn't be a bad idea if it was color-matched.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:11 AM   #7
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Next time, dont park so damn close to take pictures!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:39 PM   #8
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I make it a point not to ever touch anything with my door.
If the door should accidently get away from a person, this isn't a bad idea.
I think clear door edge guards would look better than the black.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:34 PM   #9
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Don't like it at all....maybe clear.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:25 PM   #10
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There must be SOMETHING out there to protect your doors from idiots opening doors, run away shopping cart, etc. SOMEONE INVENT something soon!
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:46 PM   #11
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There must be SOMETHING out there to protect your doors from idiots opening doors, run away shopping cart, etc. SOMEONE INVENT something soon!
There is. A paranoid friend of mine had these padded strips about an inch wide and 24 inches long. They magnetically attached to the car door. You'd just put them on when you parked at the store or mall or where ever you'd need to be worried. They looked like hell, but you just take'm off and drive away.

I thought about getting them for my current 98 camaro. Fortunately I checked my door with a magnet before I went looking to buy...wah wah...composite door panel....
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:52 PM   #12
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There is. A paranoid friend of mine had these padded strips about an inch wide and 24 inches long. They magnetically attached to the car door. You'd just put them on when you parked at the store or mall or where ever you'd need to be worried. They looked like hell, but you just take'm off and drive away.

I thought about getting them for my current 98 camaro. Fortunately I checked my door with a magnet before I went looking to buy...wah wah...composite door panel....
One problem with these is that they will not prevent all door dings. If a person in a full-size truck opens their door, the "hit point" is going to be different from that of a car.
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One problem with these is that they will not prevent all door dings. If a person in a full-size truck opens their door, the "hit point" is going to be different from that of a car.

True enough. I guess you could put one every 6 inches up the side of the car....
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:07 AM   #14
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There must be SOMETHING out there to protect your doors from idiots opening doors, run away shopping cart, etc. SOMEONE INVENT something soon!

Good parking techniques. Best article i have ever read about parking your car read this. http://www.parkingbydesign.com/pbd_text.html . Might seem over the top at first but once you get the idea's down you will be glad you did.
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:53 AM   #15
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what trim to get?

Personally, I like the black door trim. Also, mine is black, so it would look fine, but there are so many options on the link posted at the top of this thread. Which one is the right one? (J-shaped, U-Shaped, L-Shaped, Precision, Trim-Guard Brand)? Help Please... Just got a ding on outside of door edge (wind took door out of my hand and hit it into mailbox...UGH!!!). Want to help prevent future chips..
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:28 AM   #16
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This is the type of parking space I have at work
I work as a Network/Phone technician and once I was able to park my Dodge MegaCab Ram truck in this type of spot I don't just hope its there in the morning. When I'm done with my work van for the day I simply "swap" out vehicles and go about my day knowing that my personal vehicle will have full protection all day and in the moring I know it will be there
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:29 AM   #17
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Parking article

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Good parking techniques. Best article i have ever read about parking your car read this. http://www.parkingbydesign.com/pbd_text.html . Might seem over the top at first but once you get the idea's down you will be glad you did.

Hey thanks for this great article. Gotta loves strategies for parking the Camaro to minimize door dings, etc.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:48 AM   #18
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I wonder if the clear bra would work on the majority part of the door as well.....I guess what I am thinking or saying is that if the clear bra works so well up front against rocks and chips, woud it not work well in the same capacity on the doors so if some one opened their door on yours, it would help protect at least the paint from chipping? When I get my clear bra done, I was thinking of asking my installer if he could do my doors as well. Not sure if this would be a good idea or not. Any thoughts?

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Old 09-13-2009, 06:16 AM   #19
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Door ding protection



...also makes a dandy anti-theft device
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:45 PM   #20
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That trim leaves marks on your paint after it ages. I would rather take the little ding or chip paint over that. Just my two cents
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:53 AM   #21
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trim..

Can you tell me how much of this trim you ordered? My camaro is white and i need something like this... not sure if they make it in white, but black will probably work.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:46 AM   #23
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When my dad had a his vette he would actually get the bubble wrap from the shipping dept. at his work that had the big bubbles and put it on his passenger door. He got to work early everyday and parked in a corner spot and put a "shield" on his "exposed side". Such a dork ::
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There must be SOMETHING out there to protect your doors from idiots opening doors, run away shopping cart, etc. SOMEONE INVENT something soon!
Its called Don't park in parking lots.
Or angle park far away from the pack.
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