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Old 03-27-2011, 01:40 AM   #1
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I am having a problem where my wife opens her door and puts a dent in the drywall of the garage (ever so often). Don't want to keep patching and painting dents and so I am looking for suggestions for something I can do to decrease wall dents from the opening of the driver side door.

Installations, products etc. Any suggestions welcome.

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Old 03-27-2011, 02:14 AM   #2
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put up a 1x6 "rubrail" at the level the cardoor hits the wall problem solved
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:02 AM   #5
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put up a 1x6 "rubrail" at the level the cardoor hits the wall problem solved
Hmm. Elaborate. Piece of 1x6 wood? Or are there rubrails specially made for this?
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And what makes you think anything will improve ?? Women don't seem to care if they slam doors - open or closed

If you are continuing to look along these lines, you need to consider opening arc of the door- look for a slender wife with smaller chest size. Whether you find this counter-productive or not is your call...

For the record, my wife has to open her door a heck of a long way to fit her chest through.... I just have a ready supply of touch-up paint for the car and leave the wall "as is" to remind me of my good fortune......
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And what makes you think anything will improve ?? Women don't seem to care if they slam doors - open or closed

If you are continuing to look along these lines, you need to consider opening arc of the door- look for a slender wife with smaller chest size. Whether you find this counter-productive or not is your call...

For the record, my wife has to open her door a heck of a long way to fit her chest through.... I just have a ready supply of touch-up paint for the car and leave the wall "as is" to remind me of my good fortune......
Bet your wife looks like your avatar pic. Lucky man. In that case, just fix the wall and the car door and remember to appreciate your fortune (See attachment).
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:33 AM   #8
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:23 AM   #10
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Getting off-topic.

So back to wall protection ideas. Any thoughts? Something to protect the wall from car door opening dents.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:31 AM   #11
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I've seen pictures (I think in the sky mall catalogs) of what is basically an air mattress that hangs down alonside the wall. Kind of ugly though. How about a boat dock bumper from somewhere like a marine supply store (West Marine). I think they sell it bythe foot.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:44 AM   #12
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I've seen pictures (I think in the sky mall catalogs) of what is basically an air mattress that hangs down alonside the wall. Kind of ugly though. How about a boat dock bumper from somewhere like a marine supply store (West Marine). I think they sell it bythe foot.
Someone had suggested that earlier in the thread. Any suggestions on where to get a nice one?
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A friend of mine bought a rubbery panel to hang on his wall to protect both the wall and car door. I thin it came from Lowes or the like. I'm sure a quick Google search would help find this.
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I dont own these, just have seen them in the griots catalog.


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Have her fix the drywall and maybe she will be more careful from now on.
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a piece of 3/4" schedual 40 drill large hole through 1 side so the screws are not exposed and you can paint it wall color
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Go to WallyWorld and get one of those Water Noodles that kids play with in the pool. About 3' long and foam. They come in a multitude of colors. Get some heavy nylon string or small diameter rope, a couple of hooks above, and hang it down where the door hits. You'll probably have less than $10 in the whole thing.
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What about a section of cork board? Should be soft enough to absorb the door impact, and thin enough to blend well with the wall. You can even inset it into the wall so it's flush with the drywall.
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Go to WallyWorld and get one of those Water Noodles that kids play with in the pool. About 3' long and foam. They come in a multitude of colors. Get some heavy nylon string or small diameter rope, a couple of hooks above, and hang it down where the door hits. You'll probably have less than $10 in the whole thing.
That is what I have done. I use a dowel through the center and you can hang it anywhere. I also slice it long way and use it as a corner protector.
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Use a Pool Noodle. Cheap and effective.
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