I bought this trunk bicycle rack on Amazon and I'm trying to effectively solve one issue I'm having with it before I use it...
The hooks that fasten it to your trunk are metal. There is no padding whatsoever. If I was driving a junker I wouldn't be so concerned, but that isn't the case as my car is barely a year old.
For reasons that should be obvious at this point, I'd rather not fasten even the empty rack to my trunk by the bare metal hooks as I really don't want to scratch or damage anything.
The pictures in the Amazon link above don't really show the hooks that well, but they are L/J-ish in shape, and maybe 3/4"-1" wide.
Does anyone have any (preferably) permanent solutions for how I could pad these hooks and prevent damage to my car? By "permanent" I mean something that won't/shouldn't deteriorate from reasonably long drives, while not impacting the integrity or intentions of the rack itself.