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Old 11-09-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Classic Rear Awning Shield

I had a problem with the rear awning on my classic. There is a protective sheild that had allowed water to get behind and it looked pretty nasty. Removed the plastic protective film and re-caulk the rear window. I know it is installed to prevent damage to the skin. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem. I was thinking of putting some clear bumpers on the outside of the aluminum case ??? to reduce the vibration??? or put the 3m film back on?

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #2
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Yes, the film doesn't wrap cleanly around rivets and seams well and allows water and dirt to work in behind it. I would protect the skin in some manner. I hadn't thought of clear rubber bumpers. Will have to think about that one. Might they point load too much and cause dimples in the skin?

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