I can't seem to find a thread on this issue, but my alarm remote already has scratches on it after five days of use. It is on a ring with five other keys and I carry it in my front pocket. At this rate, it'll look horrible in a month. I can't think of any possible preventive measures I could take besides carrying it seperately from everything else, but that would be a pain. I hope someone out there has some ideas before it's too late.