I'll be making a nice aluminum strip to protect the cockpit bulkhead paint from further damage. I have a few scratches in it already. However, I'm not spending $225 for that at Fibersteel! Sheesh!
Back when I was still working, I scored a roll of this vinyl tape that the props dept used to protect the marks for the set pieces on the stage floor.
AFAIK, it’s the same 3M protective vinyl that they use for ClearBras, but it’s adhesive tape.
Like the old “Frosty on the Roll, Invisible on the Job” commercial, it’s light brown on the roll but invisible on the bulkhead. And it’s really durable. I have to replace it every year or so, but it’s kept the paint on my bulkhead from damage.
I can’t remember the number off the top of my head, but I’ll check it out next tome I’m down at the garage. I’m sure you can find it locally at any 3M supplier. Probably online, too.