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Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors #4513690
09/11/17 08:57 PM
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Somebody decided to back up the driveway to better facilitate the removal of the $280 worth of groceries in the trunk of my '98 LS400. As I was studying for Sunday's sermon, that said somebody came running into the house via the garage man door saying, "I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry. How much will it cost? I don't think I hurt the car. Can you forgive me? I didn't mean to".

I took a deep breath and proceeded to walk towards the incident. Well, the bumper on the '98 LS400 is perfect so I'm feeling better. I look at the Clopay Insulated panels and there are just a few tiny creases that I could easily live with. Said perpetrator starting to cry as I said nothing. Getting ready to say, "It's all good" when I look down to where the bottom panel touches the concrete. I think, banana, 1/4 moon, bow, etc.

Just taking a stab but is there a way to straighten those panels since they are only bowed about 2 inches? They still go up and down so that's good.


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'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
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Re: Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors [Re: Gebo] #4513710
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You surely aren't talking about your wife here...because your narrative comes across pretty harsh.

T0 answer your question I was able to take the major bow out of a lower panel 2 car wide that an elderly lady backed into but it isn't perfect.


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Re: Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors [Re: Gebo] #4513723
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Put the car in the garage, close door, reverse.

Re: Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors [Re: JamesBond] #4513728
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Originally Posted By: JamesBond
Put the car in the garage, close door, reverse.


Thought about it but the hinges are all in the way. Would cut my bumper.

Last edited by Gebo; 09/11/17 09:43 PM.

'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 58K

Re: Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors [Re: Gebo] #4513746
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You have to straighten it by "rewinding in slow motion"

You have to work from the outside edges towards the center as you straighten it.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors [Re: Gebo] #4513747
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I'd probably pull the car as far forward as I could, put my rear on the bumper and give the door a push with my feet.

Re: Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors [Re: Gebo] #4513749
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Originally Posted By: Gebo

Thought about it but the hinges are all in the way. Would cut my bumper.


Use blocks of wood, plywood, and carpet to protect the bumper. Use a beater vehicle.

Start at the sides and work slowly towards the center.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors [Re: JamesBond] #4513750
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Originally Posted By: JamesBond
I'd probably pull the car as far forward as I could, put my rear on the bumper and give the door a push with my feet.


That might work, with two strong guys!

Work from the sides towards the center. >>>-<<<


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors [Re: Gebo] #4513766
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Call a garage repair guy. Tell them you want to know if it can be fixed instead of replaced, and insist on not replacing it.

Some of them are good hearted enough to know how to fix small dents and creases for a few hundred.

Re: Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors [Re: Gebo] #4513776
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Call the paintless dent removal guy. Should be cake for him.

Re: Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors [Re: Gebo] #4513821
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They damaged your property and then ran in the house? That outcome would have been a lot different if that would have been my house.


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Re: Bow in Insulated Clopay Garage Doors [Re: Linctex] #4513890
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: Gebo

Thought about it but the hinges are all in the way. Would cut my bumper.


Use blocks of wood, plywood, and carpet to protect the bumper. Use a beater vehicle.

Start at the sides and work slowly towards the center.


The carpet idea coupled with my 4Runner might just work. I have no idea what you mean by starting at the sides though.


'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 58K


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