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Trunk racks and protecting the paint...

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Anyone have any tips to protecting my new MZ3's paint when I'm using my trunk rack to transport my mountain bike. I know the easiest way is to use a roof rack, but that ain't going to happen right away. If there's any fellow mountain bikers here, I'm using a Saris Bones 2 bike rack. I also wonder if I should hold off on using the rack for a bit because the finish isn't set?? I've also heard of people using protective film on the paint where the rubber feet of the rack touch the body or bumpers.

Argh!!! My new love has come face to face with my old love....

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I gave my cheap trunk rack away with the old car. The sedan's trunk lid didn't have any points/holes for the hooks on the end of the straps. Unlike my Saturn trunk lid interior, which was metal with a bunch of cut out areas, the Mazda3 trunk lid interior is totally carpeted over. So until the roof racks come out, my bike is going in the trunk with the rear seats folded down.
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