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Door parking protection

Discussion in 'Z3 & Z3 M Roadster & Coupé Knowledgebase' started by Zeti, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Zeti

    Zeti Zorg Guru (III)
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    Hi guys,
    I want to share with you a problem (and a solution!) which drive me crazy: because I'm using the Zed especially for holidays &leasure, I always try to park the car in the most "protected" area, taking in consideration that our car has a very nice shape of the door , totally unprotected :arghh:(no rubber or plastic band, like most of the cars nowadays). That's why I never go shopping with the car!
    But when you planned some touristic roads and you visit the attractions, you are obliged to park in the crowded parkings, where most of the visitors have rental cars (and they don't care about slamming the door on the next car parked):eek:. On the other hand most of them are the huge trucks 4X4 with enormous plastic band on door and they can hit the wall without damage the paint.:meh:
    Having got already 7 bumps on one door and 5 on the other (paint not scratched):nailbiting: I started to loose my enthusiasm and I made some removable protection, which you may find usefull and easy to prepare:
    I bought a sport (or camping) mat and I found in my garage a piece of magnetic material (like the one for stone protection).
    With the cutter I made strips of 50 mm width and glued together.
    I got two protection that you can apply on the door at the desired level, where we expect the neighbour door will careless hit the Zed!
    If a side is safe, you can use both protection to better secure the exposed side.:)
    I made it longer than the door just to remind me to take it out when returning to the car, because I don't know till which speed will resist on the door and also to not ruin the look of the car!;)
    After use, can be sticked together and placed behind the seat or in the thrunk.
    It will be tested this year and hope to keep the barbars doors far from my paint!:ymdevil:
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    This is a great idea. Does the magnet leave any marks on the paintwork?
     
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    Zeti Zorg Guru (III)
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    No, because it's a plastic sheet which includes magnetic particles. It's smooth, flexible and thin (about 1.5 mm).
    I bet you have met this material before, maybe for the fridge door , the remember list!
     
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