racecar???edholio said:Thanks for the replies. And as FXcellent guessed it is to protect the paint from dogs entering and exiting through the hatch.
I thought about the clear 3M film but I'm afraid that when it gets nicked it can't easily be replaced. I use it to protect the rollcage paint in my race car from getting messed up but it starts to look like crap after 6 months or so. When it is replaced I have to repaint the cage.
I'm thinking that the foldout flap cover is the best path. Thanks for the ideas.