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Does anyone know of a door protection "system" that can be used on our "non metal" skin cars for those times when parking in a NPC is unaviodable? Ive been looking around, doorshox.com for example, but they are all magnetic! Any suggestions?

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Dean

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I've always found the plastic trim around the body horizontal join line to work pretty well as it is? Also parking away from the herd has to be a good way to start....

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You'll struggle to get a dent in fibreglass. Just park somewhere quiet in the car park. 

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5 hours ago, molemot said:

I've always found the plastic trim around the body horizontal join line to work pretty well as it is? Also parking away from the herd has to be a good way to start....

True, for esprits I guess. I'd still be inclined to add something extra on the doors if it were avalable and as easy as some of the magnetic based products out there. Perhaps I should pop over to the Evora model forum! Parking away from the herd is not always possible either! 

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Yeah it's the NCP carpark senario that would be hardest to park "out of the way". Supermarket car parks etc, I agree, tuck the car up well away from the entrance and you"ll probably be fine for a quick pop in. All replies are right, the trim would protect in most cases.

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On 3/19/2016 at 15:31, Dixie237 said:

Does anyone know of a door protection "system" that can be used on our "non metal" skin cars for those times when parking in a NPC is unaviodable? Ive been looking around, doorshox.com for example, but they are all magnetic! Any suggestions?

cheers 

Dean

Yes, fiberglass won't dent, but a good door bang will take a chip of the paint and gel coat right off and be worse than a door dent on a metal car that can have the dent removed with a paintless dent removal.

The best solution if you must park next to these people is to have clear bra put on the sides of the car.  That will protect the paint from door hits, and many other things.  

And you don't have to spend time putting on and taking off hideous looking bumpers that will not be at the right height for every possible door.

 

 

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2 hours ago, lotusespritse said:

 

The best solution if you must park next to these people is to have clear bra put on the sides of the car.  That will protect the paint from door hits, and many other things.  

I'm familiar with the "North America" style bumper "bra"...not so the "door bra"!!...

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Always the way! We need to think of a name for this occurance! 

Lotus Magnetism or something!! 

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9 minutes ago, ian29gte said:

I can't understand why there's all this fuss about parking an Esprit in a supermarket car park. I just get the wife to do the shopping instead.

How exactly would it help Dean to chat up the ladies at the super market that are impressed with his Esprit if he sends the wife?

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30 minutes ago, sailorbob said:

But what if she takes the Esprit? :)

Good point, but she doesn't usually need the Esprit to pull. There's nary a visit to Tesco's goes by without some bloke trying to chat her up as she's busy fondling the tomatoes to check the quality, or selecting a decent-sized cucumber.

25 minutes ago, LotuStuart said:

can she pick me up some sausages please?

Are you after a Cumberland ring?

24 minutes ago, lotusespritse said:

How exactly would it help Dean to chat up the ladies at the super market that are impressed with his Esprit if he sends the wife?

It's the wallet that they're impressed by, not the car. Trust me on this one.

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46 minutes ago, lotusespritse said:

How exactly would it help Dean to chat up the ladies at the super market that are impressed with his Esprit if he sends the wife?

Maybe he get's his wife to chat up the ladies for him. Esprit has a spare seat you know, shopping in the back....

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4 minutes ago, ian29gte said:

It's the wallet that they're impressed by, not the car. Trust me on this one.

Do you think that they would be impressed by the enormous size of my...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...overdraft? I am a V8 owner, after all...

I tempted fate...now my Esprit V8 IS in bits...(sob)

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8 minutes ago, ian29gte said:

 

It's the wallet that they're impressed by, not the car. Trust me on this one.

I don't think anyone should trust you about women.  If you don't think high end cars impress them, you're not very good at this...

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Didn't take long to get from Tescos to boat fenders to Shan's bangers! 

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2 minutes ago, Bibs said:

Didn't take long to get from Tescos to boat fenders to Shan's bangers! 

..never does.  So we've arrived at strapping a load of sausages to the car while my wife pops in to Tesco's, leaving me invite all of the admiring women into the esprit and fondle "fruit".

I'm definitely in the right forum. B-)...

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1 hour ago, lotusespritse said:

I don't think anyone should trust you about women.  If you don't think high end cars impress them, you're not very good at this...

 

The women round here think a 1.2 Vauxhall Corsa is high-end. Trust me on this.

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