Door Protector Comparison

Door Protector Comparison

Joel Helmes reviews two competing car door protectors.

Door Protector Comparison
Door Protector Comparison – The SCA product comes with 3M brand double-sided tape.

They may look similar, but these two popular door protectors do have a couple of subtle differences.

Firstly the Super Cheap Auto product (blue reflector) is a two-piece design; if you look closely you can make out the join that runs down the centre of the protector. It’s also made in China, while the double-sided tape is produced by 3M.

The Bump Products unit is a single piece of moulded rubber, is made in Australia and the double-sided tape is supplied by a German tape manufacturer (I decided to test both the black and clear white type).

The SCA product retails for $9.99 (same price in their on-line store), the Bump Products unit is available to buy on their website for $17.49 (including $5.00 postage).

Door Protector Comparison
Door Protector Comparison – the aluminium strip was cleaned with alcohol.

I rigged up a test bed on the top floor of my north facing balcony and the three door protectors are set to face full sun, rain and everything else that the elements can throw at them!

Door Protector Comparison
Door Protector Comparison – The protectors will have full weather exposure.

We’ll keep you updated as to how they are holding-up over coming months.

Joel Helmes 




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