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    Cab experts - Preventing slides from damaging doors.

    Iíve built new doors. The pantry unit has slide outs you can see fro the pic the issue.

    Iíve ordered protective cap that cover the metal, but donít like the design.

    Thinking about a strip of UHMW. Or maybe adding a false front that covers the slide.

    Is there a better way to tackle this?

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    Put a bumper wedge on the side of each drawer which forces the door to open the full 90 degrees it needs to avoid the slide.

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    Check out the Fastcap ďDrawer bumpersĒ ó exactly what you need.

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    Tom's got it. I think Jamie is talking about the same thing. I like the Fast Cap ones better than the hard ones I accidentally ordered and never use.
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    Is there a better way to tackle this?
    Yes,

    use undermount glides for one. Second, use hinges with more opening angle.

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    I think those are still going to eventually wear on the paint.

    A hinge that holds the door fully open would be the best solution.

    Hadn't thought about undermount slides. One of the issues is the door being closed and the drawer not fully pushed in & would solve that.

    Heavy duty tandems it is!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Engel View Post
    I think those are still going to eventually wear on the paint.

    A hinge that holds the door fully open would be the best solution.

    Hadn't thought about undermount slides. One of the issues is the door being closed and the drawer not fully pushed in & would solve that.

    Heavy duty tandems it is!!!
    Converting existing sidemount drawers to undermounts is tricky. For instance, undermounts expect to wrap around the drawer side, and up into a cavity underneath the drawer bottom. And there are specific front-to-back dimensions for the drawer box which you must use. Maybe you can do the conversion, but maybe it will turn out easier to make new drawers. But all the hurdles aside, undermounts -- especially with the auto-close feature -- are a great solution to your problem.

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