I have a rule where bikes aren’t allowed to be leaned against my vehicles, as they’re almost always poorly placed, resulting in scratches when the bikes inevitably tip and slide to the ground. For those that just have to lean gear against the rig, there is now a product designed to protect your car (and bike) for those habitual bike-leaners.
The Magnetic SunStrip is (claimed to be) easy to apply and remove, and secure bikes, fishing rods, firearms, and other gear. They also have a version designed for skis and snowboards.
The Magnetic SunStrip sells for $50. If this is something you’ve always wanted, visit www.rigstrips.com to get more info.