I'm installing the deck and noticed that the metal mounting brackets sit right on top of the flange of the Jeep. There's no padding in between the bracket and flange so there's over a foot of metal on metal contact. I'm concerned that the paint on the Jeep may get scratched up. Anyone have experience with this? Do you think I should put some sort of weather stripping along the length of the bracket or just leave it as-is and hope it doesn't scratch?
Tech Support at Tuffy suggested nylon washers on each bolt but I'm thinking some sort of padding along the length of the bracket might be better. Thoughts?