Suction Cups on Paint?

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  1. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx New Member

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    Where I live, we get a lot, a lot, a lot, of snow.

    I was given these windscreen covers as a gift, but I'm not quite sure if the suction cups will wreck my paint. What do y'all think?
     
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    Suction cups on clean paint is fine.

    On dirty paint it will work like a sanding block, giving you much greater leverage to grind the dirt in and scuff the paint.
     
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    Tie a short extension string to each end, then attach the suction cups to the door windows.
     
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    They won't wreck, but can mar painted surfaces.
    One key is to make sure the cups and the surface attaching to are 100% clean & pristine.

    For research on the marring, one could search Harley Davidson suction cup rider pillion seats on some Harley forums.

    FWIW if silver or white paint, I would not be too concerned if you follow my advice about pristine surfaces & cups.
    If black, well, you may see marring, yet a good machine polishing upon resale may work well to remove the marring.

    Good luck in your decision.
     
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    If the length of the windshield cover is long enough, why not use the suction cups on the interior of the windshield?
    If the tongue/suction cup hole area are not long enough to reach the inside of windshield, will the tongues wrap around the A-pillar? You just close the door and have the door seals hold the cover in place.
     
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    Following @Kenny94945's advice, I ended up nixing the suction cups. I'm using extensions to shut them into the door. I'll let y'all know how it goes when I test it (and it actually snows lol)!
     
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