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      08-10-2022, 11:45 AM   #1
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Garage wall protection for car doors?

Is anyone using any of the adhesive foam or polycarbonate products to prevent swinging a car door into the garage wall?

Most of the foam ones I've found either have reviews that they are too soft (tear too easily) or are not heat resistant (I live in S Florida), and the plastic / polycarb are too firm (don't provide enough protection).

I am thinking some type of silicone padding or high density foam like an anti-fatigue mat or kneeling pad would work best, but seeking your ideas / solutions..

Thanks
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Is anyone using any of the adhesive foam or polycarbonate products to prevent swinging a car door into the garage wall?

Most of the foam ones I've found either have reviews that they are too soft (tear too easily) or are not heat resistant (I live in S Florida), and the plastic / polycarb are too firm (don't provide enough protection).

I am thinking some type of silicone padding or high density foam like an anti-fatigue mat would work best, but seeking your ideas / solutions..

Thanks
I have a terrycloth towel folded 3X, and stapled to my garage wall...Been doing that for years. Works great.
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These work well

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Park-Sma...0001/202199826

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I have a terrycloth towel folded 3X, and stapled to my garage wall...Been doing that for years. Works great.
same. cheap and effective
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A piece of Styrofoam, 20x6x1 1/4. Free and it works great.
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I ordered a punch of pool noodles and industrial velcro.
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I use the cheap squishy old school sponges. A buck from WallyWorld
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Rubber boat dock protectors. I have some approximately 2” wide and 3/4” tall that I’ve had attached to the garage wall for 7 years and they are still soft, pliable and without any tearing.
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I ordered a punch of pool noodles and industrial velcro.
Pool noodles also work great on lifts to keep from banging your head on the lift, for those of us that have a 2 car garage with a single car garage door.
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I used this. Cut into foot long strips and stuck 5 or 6 stacked in vulnerable door hit area under garage F1 wall art. Very sticky and works great.
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I used this. Cut into foot long strips and stuck 5 or 6 stacked in vulnerable door hit area under garage F1 wall art. Very sticky and works great.
Yup, I stack-taped them, cheap and effective. Unless one is gonna open the door like a gorilla attempting to make a hole in the wall, I dunno what more protection is necessary.
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These work well

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Park-Sma...0001/202199826

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I have one of these and it does the job. They now make them in clear plastic as well too.

https://www.autoanything.com/garage-...80977764278016
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I have one of these and it does the job. They now make them in clear plastic as well too.

https://www.autoanything.com/garage-...80977764278016
Plastic? Those seem like something to protect the wall, not the car door.

I am leaning towards using the towel or pool noodle. Thanks for all your suggestions
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Plastic? Those seem like something to protect the wall, not the car door.

I am leaning towards using the towel or pool noodle. Thanks for all your suggestions
They are a soft silicon/plastic not hard.
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I don't park inside but I bought a roll of 1/4" vinyl for sound deadening in my mustang. It's heavy but I bet it would be very durable for this purpose.
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I'm really happy with these from Amazon :

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Firm so no chance of bottoming out on the drywall or "wearing out" like weather stripping will, and a good squish so it won't scuff paint or stress the door lip. The adhesive is super good, I'm sure it will never come off no matter how hard I try.

Comes in a pack of 4, I used 2 per door lined up side by side to make a nice wide target area so I don't have to perfectly park to get alignment.
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I use foam water pipe covers, screwed on the inside so no scratch potential. Works great and are plenty long enough.
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I'm really happy with these from Amazon :

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Firm so no chance of bottoming out on the drywall or "wearing out" like weather stripping will, and a good squish so it won't scuff paint or stress the door lip. The adhesive is super good, I'm sure it will never come off no matter how hard I try.

Comes in a pack of 4, I used 2 per door lined up side by side to make a nice wide target area so I don't have to perfectly park to get alignment.
this is what i use and it works great.
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Rubber boat dock protectors. I have some approximately 2" wide and 3/4" tall that I've had attached to the garage wall for 7 years and they are still soft, pliable and without any tearing.
This is the direction I'd go. Something like a pool noodle, or folded-up towel would work, but they're wayyy too crude and unattractive of an approach for me.
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I'm really happy with these from Amazon :

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Firm so no chance of bottoming out on the drywall or "wearing out" like weather stripping will, and a good squish so it won't scuff paint or stress the door lip. The adhesive is super good, I'm sure it will never come off no matter how hard I try.

Comes in a pack of 4, I used 2 per door lined up side by side to make a nice wide target area so I don't have to perfectly park to get alignment.
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this is what i use and it works great.
I am ordering these. I have concrete block walls, so adhesive is questionable. I will mount the foam on a thin board and then tapcon that to the wall. And I will have 3 spares if/when needed

thanks again
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Plastic? Those seem like something to protect the wall, not the car door.

I am leaning towards using the towel or pool noodle. Thanks for all your suggestions
Towel I wouldn't do cuz it'll get dusty/dirty/nasty. Pool noodle seems good.
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