Two car garage

Tiny
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I have a two car garage and I have only kept my one car in it. It is filled on the sides with other things leaving less space. My friend wants to put her car in the garage as well. This will mean two cars in limited space. What I wanted to know is could there be any damage done when she opens her car door and it taps lightly against mine? I know I am probably worrying too much but I do not know if a car is made to take the light tap of the metal from another door or not. So is there anything to worry about? So as long as the exiting and entering is done with the highest level of care and the tap is the most gentle kind (just a slight touch) it should be okay?
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 5:37 PM

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Tiny
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I am against the whole idea! What will she take over next? LOL!

At my ex-ma and pa in-laws house. He hung maybe four of what looked to be one inch thick rectangle sheets of rubber stuff (maybe two'x three')(material like pipe insulation/ pool noodle) on small ropes, from the ceiling, between her 'beater' car and his new Cadillac.

He did this very shortly after the first ding!

It was sort of like an on land boat dock.

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 7:55 PM
Tiny
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I am against the idea too, but I do not have much of a choice. It really comes back to my first question of if when opening the door and touching the other car it is only the slightest of tap done with extreme care will that likely prevent any damage? I mean when the door is open it is done in the most gentle manner and the two doors just lightly tap as lightly as two doors can tap with extreme care. Would this likely prevent damage?
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 8:00 PM
Tiny
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Well as JOHNNY G.JR mentioned, these things might help some.

http://www.autotrucktoys.com/accessories/Cowles-Door-Edge-Guards-PRD35511.aspx?gclid=Cj0KEQjwn_3GBRDc8rCnup-1x8wBEiQAdw3OAZF8JFIWMxgwl6OxmoHt5-a0S0YnOEEnrTRZJGKdN50aAqDK8P8HAQ

With the door(s) 'just touching' the other vehicle, I feel sure there could be some microscopic compromising on the paint. Over and over in the same spot could be worse!

In a perfect world/garage, your scenario would be just fine!

It is kind of one of those, "which party am I trying to convince" things going on here.

Personally, I do not want either of my Jeeps to get 'touched' on the painted surfaces, soft or hard. When there are crumb snatchers or the wrath of a female in the equation, soft is no longer part of the equation (from hands on experience!).

Maybe she has a Ford Focus?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTX_R85GMwM

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 8:33 PM
Tiny
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One more idea!

Car on the right side backs in.

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 8:43 PM
Tiny
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When you say "In a perfect world/ garage, your scenario would be just fine!"

It is kind of one of those, "which party am I trying to convince" things going on here."

Is that saying it could be okay, it might not be? Test your luck?
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
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CJ you read my mind other car backs in, INMYHEART28 heating the product up and or car door will help with install.
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 8:57 PM
Tiny
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I stand firm on,

I do not like the situation as is, if it were me,

I might tolerate it, with protective measures in place. All dependent on how much you love your vehicle.

Wife has a box she hurtles down the road in, it has several hell damaged places on it (where she knocked/ dinged the hell out of it) Not to mention laying/sliding stuff on it and allowing the evil munchkins to crawl all over it. Any new issue I point out on it receives forty seconds of attention and maybe a grunt. Then she simply reverts back into a default mode.

With my two babies, I cry if the least little thing happens, as I have pretty much built them from the ground up (all by myself, including the paint jobs). Those two are my heart and soul, had them for a long time, they still turn heads! I drive like grandma, I keep ten car lengths space at ten mph!

If I had it my way, both of my Jeeps would be in the garage.

As is, The female machine is on the left, 'her door' opens to the left wall. This is just fine most of the time.

I have sort of trained her what 'landmarks' to line up on front and side. This allows: The garage door to close/ ability to open all doors (including the hatch)/ walk normal in front of the vehicle

"Willy" (1946 Willys) is crammed as far right as I can pull him in. I worry more about scraping the jamb than anything.

He is at the mercy of two related situations. How far 'left' she parks and the grand-monsters door opening techniques/bikes/scooters. When they show up. So far, we have had no confrontations!

Mr. Jeep ('77 CJ-5) has to endure the weather outside (me too, when I go to get in him), he is my daily driver.

That was my only option.

Maybe that option would protect yours too?

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 9:37 PM
Tiny
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Lost my picture in previous post, Here it is.

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 10:04 PM
Tiny
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Nice.
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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So

Who is the "convince me" or "prove me wrong"?

You or her?

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 10:10 PM
Tiny
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I wanted to convince her not to put her car in the garage but she insists.
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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 AT 11:21 AM
Tiny
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Did you explain how you have to endure the spiders and bats?

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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 AT 2:25 PM
Tiny
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I am sorry. What spiders and bats?
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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 AT 3:15 PM
Tiny
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That dwell in the garage!

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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
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Well, actually that is a great argument in my favor. Thank you :)
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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 AT 3:41 PM

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