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Frequently Asked Questions
How long has Adell Group been making door edge guards for the automobile industry?
On February 1, 1952, Adell Group began manufacturing and supplying door edge guards as original equipment to the auto industry, both foreign and domestic. The Adell family was the originator and prime developer of these products, starting with the bright stainless designs of the fifties and sixties and evolving over the years into today’s totally encapsulated and body-color-matched designs. In 2019, the business transitioned to Adell Group, Inc. and is continuing to produce door guards in their 162,500 square foot manufacturing facility located near Dallas, Texas.
Where can I buy Adell door edge guards?
Adell Group proudly serves as an original equipment supplier to the auto manufacturers, so our door guards can be purchased through your local dealer. If you are having trouble finding a specific model, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org!
How are door edge guards constructed?
Since its beginning, Adell Group worked with most major auto manufacturers to perfect the design and construction of door edge guards. Every door guard is constructed on a rigid base of bright, rustproof stainless steel, and lined internally with a securely-bonded layer of non-metallic material to prevent any metal-to-metal contact with the vehicle door. Our newest guards are covered with a special paintable non-metallic material, then topped-off with a high grade automotive paint to exactly match the vehicle’s factory finish. All rustproof materials are used in the construction of Adell Group’s door edge guards.
If I install door edge guards on my new car, will it affect the car’s warranty in any way?
No, your new car warranty will not be affected by the installation of door edge guards.
What is the difference between a door edge guard and a body-side molding?
The door edge guard is an accessory which protects the vertical edge of the door against dings and deformation when the door is opened. A body side molding is a horizontal part for a vehicle door that is installed by the car manufacturer as protection against dings on the side of the door. Please see the illustration to the right for an example.
Will I have to drill holes or use adhesive to keep the guards in place?
No. No screws, clamps, or adhesives are required to hold the door edge guards in place; they are engineered to be completely self-retaining. When properly installed according to the instructions provided, the guards will remain in place for the life of the vehicle.
Will the door edge guard cover the entire side of the door?
No. Door Edge Guards only cover an area from about the handle of the door to the bottom of the door, which is the area that is most susceptible to damage.
How long does it take to install door edge guards?
We recommend you read the installation instructions all the way through once before starting the installation. After reading, you should be able to complete the install in approximately 30 minutes. Experienced installers can finish in less than 15 minutes.
Is there a phone number where I can get help if I have trouble installing my door guards?
Yes, we encourage all customers to call 972-226-4600 with any questions about the installation or care of our door edge guards.