Irritating Thumb Prints above the Lock on Rear Hatch

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AlanHo
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Post by AlanHo » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:46 am

Having a white car I am irritated by the mucky thumb prints that regularly appear above the rear hatch lock.

I spotted this 3M double backed reflective strip on Amazon a couple of days ago and fitted a piece this morning. I supposed I could have used clear tape or wrap – but that always seems to gather dirt around its perimeter


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Teem50
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Post by Teem50 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:43 pm

I shut the hatch on ours by pressing in the Kia badge. No thumb prints on the paintwork at all...

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AlanHo
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Post by AlanHo » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:07 am

The problem occurs when opening the hatch - we both have arthritis and our thumbs contact the outside of the car when squeezing the opening pad.

On a mucky day when cars are dirty - walk down a supermarket car park and see the state of other car hatches - we are not alone.
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Teem50
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Post by Teem50 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:06 pm

AlanHo wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:07 am
The problem occurs when opening the hatch - we both have arthritis and our thumbs contact the outside of the car when squeezing the opening pad.
Ah. right. That's not fun, especially as something to look forward to in a few years.

Mind you, I find you don't have to squeeze ours at all, just touch the button inside and lift. Might well clog up after a few years though.

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