Bits4Doors
We will be closed between the 17th June and the 1st July 2017. You can still place orders on the website, but delivery won't be made until after we re-open.

Finger protector: Fitting instructions

HOW TO FIT A FINGER PROTECTOR

These finger protectors usually come with a leaflet telling you how to fit them, however we think that some people might want to know how its done before they buy. Its not so hard, and you probably don't need any tools.

**I am offering the option to use pins as well as the adhesive. You don't usually need the pins, but if you are in a commercial building, such as a school, you might decide it is safer to add them. Or you might have a door frame which is too rough for the glue to stick properly.

1. Clean the door and frame

The finger protector comes with a self-adhesive strip down each edge. Make sure you get a good contact by cleaning your doorframe and letting it dry properly before you start.


 

2. Fit the location channel

Fully close the door. With the door closed apply the small location channel to the inner edge of the door at the side nearest the hinges. When fitted there should be no gap between the edge of the channel and the door stop.

**Optional: You may decide to put pins down centre line. One at 100mm from both top and bottom then three more at approximately equal spacing down the length.


 

3. Attach the Finger Protector

Using the edge of the location channel as a guide adhere the main body of the Finger Protector to the doorstop. Ensure again that no gap is visible between the location channel and the main body self adhesive base.

**Optional: You may decide to put pins down centre line. One at 100mm from both top and bottom then three more at approximately equal spacing down the length.


 

4. Pull the edge into the channel

Open the door leaf and secure it open safely. Line up the main body of the Finger Protector to the location channel, putting the inner edge down into the channel.

Apply pressure and gently snap the main body into the location channel all the way down its length.


 

5. Check its OK

Close the door. Check that the unit is sitting correctly and all areas are fully adhered.


 

6. Fit the Knuckle (if applicable)

If you are fitting a Finger Protection Knuckle, adhere an 'L' shaped section to the back of the door ensuring that the inner point of the 'L' butts up against the hinges as a guide.

Adhere the knuckle to the door, leaving a gap of approximately 5mm between the knuckle and the door edge

**Optional: Again, you may decide to put pins down centre line (as above). The fixings will be covered by the unit once it is fully installed.


 

7. Fold over and adhere

Fold the unit over the hinges and adhere the leg over to the door frame. Again using the edge of the hinge knuckle as a guide, pushing the unit in to touch the hinge.

**Optional: Yes, you may decide to put pins down centre line (as above).