I'm designing a cover for a piece of equipment that may impact a vehicle. This impact will be at a speed no faster than 5 ft/s and could be parallel or perpendicular to the painted surface. This cover will be made of PVC and I get to choose the durometer of that PVC. What durometer of PVC would scratch automotive finish? My investigation up to now has determined a Shore A hardness of 75 will not scratch the paint on a vehicle, however, I would like a stiffer PVC than Shore A 75.
Is there a reference that could indicate the hardness of automotive finishes?
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