Yeah Teles are way better than a tire iron for self defence; it’s a good idea to keep one beside the bed and in the truck. Some kind of rack would be good so you could store a Tele across the back window of a pickup.I play Teles, so I'm more worried about protecting the things they contact, than protecting them. Tele stands are for your safety, not theirs.
I have some foam tubing on my guitar stand. Actually it’s foam from mini rollers because the protective covers that came with the stand were junk. I have noticed that nothing has happened to my SG which happens to have a nitrocellulose finish. It’s in direct contact with my guitar daily, actually two years since I did this to fix my guitar stand.Nitro finish and maybe other types of finish are at risk from the type of foam that the stands usually have on them from the factory. I use socks on all my stands - there may be better options that would look better but socks are an easy solution.
You deserved it.There was a think tank about this on the AGF a good few years ago and as I recall some of the cognoscenti maintained that Hurcules stands also left marks on their guitars. You’d expect to hear that from some of them no matter what but I just decided not to risk it on any stands with plastic or foam on them. I got banned offa the AGF long ago and haven’t been back since; not sure why but I might have made some uncharitable remarks about James Taylor or Vegans or tofu or something like that.
Comon folks ...lets not get crazy OK.Yup, that stuff will eat/melt a nitro finish, so if you have any old stuff that might be nitro probably want to use something else.
Craft store felt is easy to shape and sew into nice padding.