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Hi, has anyone had any luck with door edge guards? I park in a tight two car garage that also has my '05 TBird it it. I'm actually more concerned about denting the T-Bird door as the MKZ door swings out. Might need rubber or some other softer material. Googling comes up with a variety of products but thought here might be a better place to get opinions. Any thoughts appreciated. 

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21 hours ago, Mcondo said:

Hi, has anyone had any luck with door edge guards? I park in a tight two car garage that also has my '05 TBird it it. I'm actually more concerned about denting the T-Bird door as the MKZ door swings out. Might need rubber or some other softer material. Googling comes up with a variety of products but thought here might be a better place to get opinions. Any thoughts appreciated. 

 

Hi mcondo.  A door edge guard only protects the edge of the door it is on. It does not give much protection to what you hit with a door. Perhaps a tiny bit of scratch protection, but certainly not much protection concerning dents.

So if you put door edge guards on the MKZ and open the door into the Thunderbird, you will still dent and scratch the Thunderbird. And if you put door edge guards on the Thunderbird, they will protect the door edge of the Thunderbird, but not give much protection to what you hit with that door.

In my opinion, you would be better off with something like this: https://www.doorshox.com/

Something magnetic, which you can place on the doors when the car is in the garage and remove when you take the car out. A bumper like that will actually give protection to the car doors which a door edge guard will not.

I'm not recommending or endorsing this particular product, I simply found it by Googling "Car door bumpers". There are lots of others, and you can also try alternate phrases.

Let us know how you make out and good luck.

Edited by bbf2530
Fixed typos.

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Thanks for the info - pretty interesting site. Since I am the only one that puts cars in garage I was counting on my ability to avoid opening the door into the TBird. In the rare case I screw up I thought the edge guard might "soften" the blow to the TBird door. But I do like the idea of a magnetic door protector.

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Ok, get ready to laugh. This is what I bought - probably could have made myself but nah. Very simple solution to the problem and a third of the price of other products.

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Hi Mcondo.  Hey, as long as it does the job and keeps your cars safe!

Good luck. 🙂

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