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Old 09-26-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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Alternative to new front corner skins?

Both of the lower front corner panels on my 71 have been dented. One side is actually punctured. Although I know I have to patch the hole at a minimum, does anyone have any alternatives to actually replacing the panels? I thought I once saw a sort of rock guard that was not for windows, but was for the lower portions of the front end corners. Was I just imagining this or is there such a thing?

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Those are called segment protectors and are mostly seen on newer units. I have seen tem on older units and they look sharp...



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You will still need to fix your problems first. The protectors are there to keep problems from coming from the road not fix any.
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Any idea where I might find "segment protectors"?
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Originally Posted by jfremstad
Any idea where I might find "segment protectors"?
You can order them from the factory.

BTW, I've got them and they have protected the segments - however they dent and ding too. I've got what looks like BB-gun pockmarks in one, and the other got a ding on a trip I still call "Ms. Toad's wild ride". I was sideswiped by a car that all but missed me - leaving a dished in segment protector and a scratch down the side about 10 inches long. I opened the protector and kneed most of the dishing out. It's barely noticable now. I'm one of those people who didn't buy a work of art, I bought a trailer to USE. I'll keep it nice, not perfect.

I have seen a few people with older units that have sprayed something (like a Rhino lining) on the front of the A/S to protect it. One I saw was black, but now the material comes in colors, so you might be able to get a gray/silver look.

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