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Old 05-10-2006, 03:55 PM   #1
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Wing Window Rock Guard

Hello all -

Tried posting this question elsewhere and got nothing. SO here goes again...

I have the Rock Guard on SilverToy - the wing window RG on the curb side has a crack in it. What material is that stuff? Availablility?? Hard to install???



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Old 05-10-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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Might not be much help. I have ordered a full set of the windshield rockguards (I think this is what you are talking about) from Airstream via Toscanos. I called today (3 weeks later) and Airstream said that they did not have one of the 3 pieces in stock so they have to make it. So, it appears that you can just get the one piece from Airstream.

My guess is that they are plexiglass but it sure has to be bent pretty good for those front wrap windows! I think I looked into doing it myself but the cost of materials and the fact that no one locally wanted to do it, sent me to Airstream.

Ease of installation? We will see. If you already have one up, it should not be bad. They do unhook for cleaning, right?

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Old 05-10-2006, 07:08 PM   #3
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IIRC, the stuff is Lexan.
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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Rock guards

Silvertoy, Overlander63 is correct... It is Lexan and it is mar/scratch resistant. Known in the trade as Lexan MR-10. You can get it from dealers on line but it won't be curved or cut to final sizes. The best bet is to call Airstream at Jackson Center and ask for the Parts Dept. I think I heard recently that you can order just the individual wing rock guard that you need from them. They usually have some stock of each piece. Wheither or not it is just the curved Lexan piece, or if you have to purchase the frame and wing, I don't know. Ed
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Old 05-11-2006, 12:30 AM   #5
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Yikes - sounds like work!?

Hello all -

Thanks to whomever (mod?) moved my question off the thread and into the mainstream. Thanks!

Back to the issue... Yes, it is only the wing window RG that is in question. I do NOT have a 1-piece set-up.... Sounds like I need to be thankful about that since it all sounds like a pricey deal if I have to go factory parts...

If my RG peice is actually Lexan, is it a big deal/ impossible to do - I mean "buy and bend"? I ask from a normal handydude perspective - no large impressive machines that burp compressed air or flames, and 'parts and pieces', at regular intervals. Just another 'AS Fan' with the usual assortment of tools and semi-knowledge (kidding about that part!) about how to use them.... If I own it I CAN use it properly - improperly too!

Why would this part ( if it is Lexan) actually have a breakdown and get a crack?? Am I overlooking something else? Or these things happen.... Like dog doodoo...

Thanks for all info posted!

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Old 05-11-2006, 06:59 AM   #6
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well, lexan, or polycarbonate, can be bent with heat, no prob. You just have to have the form. Search the forum under "curved glass". there was a thread a while back where someone was trying to bake lexan then form it to replace the 66-68 curved corning windows. This was before VintageTrailer started selling the real thing.

My guess is you would spend a lot of time and unless you are a pattern maker, probably not end up with something that looks as good as the original.


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