Submitted by katerina on January 13, 2020
An old Model 3 showed up at work the other day driven by a musician with rings on his fingers and the edge of his trunk's paint was all scratched up (all the way through the paint to the white undercoat beneath his black outer paint) from him closing his trunk and scratching the paint (with his rings, most likely). I noticed that I'm starting to scratch the paint a bit on my trunk edge from closing the trunk as well once the car starts to get dirty and my hands try to close the trunk by pushing down hard on the edge of the trunk.
I've tried closing by pushing down on the metal license plate frame, but that started to bend. Then I tried using the plastic handles inside the trunk, but that requires quite a crazy maneuver of pulling your whole body down and trying to get enough momentum going to have the trunk slam shut.
What approach do you use to close your trunk in order to cause the least amount of damage to the car?