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      12-28-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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FlexyFrame

Hey guys,

I'm in NYC so I am looking for something to protect the front bumper and license plate from the terrible parkers here when I have to leave the car on the street.

Does anyone here use this? http://www.amazon.com/Flexyframe-002...rds=FlexyFrame

It looks like the best option, since it doesn't look as bad as this http://www.bumpshox.com/
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Or go all out.



Seriously though, I'd rather set aside a yearly budget for a newly painted bumper cover every year than get either of those flexy things.
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Or go all out.



Seriously though, I'd rather set aside a yearly budget for a newly painted bumper cover every year than get either of those flexy things.
Well, I agree 100%, the reason the flexyframe or whatever looks passible is that it's just a regular plate cover, maybe a bit thicker. At least from the Amazon photos...
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Unfortunately, the padded number plate frame won't help protect the rear end though
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Unfortunately, the padded number plate frame won't help protect the rear end though
Nope, I got a padded thing to fold out when it's necessary that I will keep in the trunk. I am not expecting to park on the street much, since the car will be garaged near my house, but I want to have this shit just in case.
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I've used Bumpshox on my e90 and can attest to it working. I know people backed into the car because after a month or whatever the unit would be slightly loose, tightened the screws back up and you're in business. Best of all no scratches! I liked that one as well as its got those flaps above and below for a little extra protection. For the back I recommend Parking Armor.

Yes, NYC sucks for public parking, no respect other people's cars unfortunately.

If you want protection you'll want to go big, otherwise you can go with removable bumper bras for the front , google it.
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Unfortunately, the padded number plate frame won't help protect the rear end though
Nope, I got a padded thing to fold out when it's necessary that I will keep in the trunk. I am not expecting to park on the street much, since the car will be garaged near my house, but I want to have this shit just in case.
What does the rear protector your talking about look like? Do you have a picture?
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The biggest issue is damage from front plate mounting screws on your back bumper. I think that front frame will only prevent YOU from damaging other folks cars. And it's so narrow it'll only protect you from someone who's already parallel to the curb. No help for bumps while they're parking.

This is ugly as crap, but a lot more effective:

http://www.bumperarmor.com/bumper-gu...rotection.html

In the end, who cares how your car looks whilst parked on the street. I'd prefer to protect it personally. The only issue is that you'd really need to be sure to keep the car clean so you don't scratch the paint all to hell. Although a quick polish to fix scratches and scuffs is a lot easier than continunous resprays.
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The biggest issue is damage from front plate mounting screws on your back bumper. I think that front frame will only prevent YOU from damaging other folks cars. And it's so narrow it'll only protect you from someone who's already parallel to the curb. No help for bumps while they're parking.

This is ugly as crap, but a lot more effective:

http://www.bumperarmor.com/bumper-gu...rotection.html

In the end, who cares how your car looks whilst parked on the street. I'd prefer to protect it personally. The only issue is that you'd really need to be sure to keep the car clean so you don't scratch the paint all to hell. Although a quick polish to fix scratches and scuffs is a lot easier than continunous resprays.
Ja, you mean the front and rear diaper

Probably the best protection though...and you can pack it away afterwards.
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What does the rear protector your talking about look like? Do you have a picture?
I just got this: http://www.parkingarmor.com/ and took off the logo with a knife, since it is stiched on -- so it looks a bit less ugly
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I just got this: http://www.parkingarmor.com/ and took off the logo with a knife, since it is stiched on -- so it looks a bit less ugly
That's genius!
I just need a Side one to prevent people opening their doors on my car next
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That's genius!
I just need a Side one to prevent people opening their doors on my car next
Haha, they already have that covered too, it's called Doorshox, I mean where does it end...

Don't leave your driveway...
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Haha, they already have that covered too, it's called Doorshox, I mean where does it end...

Don't leave your driveway...
I tell you what, it's a terrible advert, but you guys have some pretty neat products
I need some 'doorshox' for my car!
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Haha, they already have that covered too, it's called Doorshox, I mean where does it end...

Don't leave your driveway...
I tell you what, it's a terrible advert, but you guys have some pretty neat products
I need some 'doorshox' for my car!
I wish it was an advert, they should pay me.

Unfortunately, I sometimes have too much time on my hands and my memory just remembers crap like this...
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