I suspect most here want to keep their investment pristine for as long as possible. We can coat, wash, and wax all we want, but others that use public parking lots don't really seem to care how we maintain our vehicles or how much it took to get to the point of being able to purchase one (some might actually be resentful). When I finally get mine, mid-2018, I'm going to go nuts anytime I park in public parking. I've tried several strategies on former new cars, but not sure there is a real difference in the outcome. I've tried the lone-wolf strategy where I park far away from other vehicles. This obviously makes the vehicle stand out and any would-be nefarious individual could take advantage of the isolation. The other option I've used (usually after already having door dings) is to mingle with the crowd and park strategically in among the rest of the crowd (next to a curb exposing only one side). Avoiding such circumstances is difficult if you are using the vehicle as a DD or at least more than a weekend driver. I'm wondering if anyone has a preference or alternative method?