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Skatiero 03-17-2012 09:23 PM

Rock guard mishap
 
Our curbside rockguard (that piece if a three-piece rock guard) was broken yesterday. :( is it possible to buy just one piece? Does anyone put there have one to sell? Is it possible to glue one back together? It is sn 89 excella.

clancy_boy 03-17-2012 09:43 PM

Yes, they sell just the one piece.

Skatiero 03-18-2012 06:35 AM

Thanks, Clancy Boy. Do you know where I should look? I am kind if hoping we can repair ours but only if we can either glue the plexiglas or get just the plexiglas ...

Dan@LED4RV 03-18-2012 06:59 AM

pictures
 
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Originally Posted by Skatiero (Post 1121646)
Thanks, Clancy Boy. Do you know where I should look? I am kind if hoping we can repair ours but only if we can either glue the plexiglas or get just the plexiglas ...

Skatiero
I would get some pictures of it and call one of the parts guys at Out-of-Doors Mart. They have been known to carry some used ones that they can let you have for cheap and if no used ones they know which one goes on what year. Airstream has a few of them and you will want to make sure you get the right one. I know measuring from top to bottom is one measurement you going to need before ordering.

Aviator 03-18-2012 07:03 AM

I know Out of Doors Mart, and Inland RV both carry separate sections. I take it in its breaking, it was sacrificed to save your window? FWIW, a new curved window costs more than an entire set of the guards.

Skatiero 03-18-2012 08:20 PM

Thanks, guys! The mishap actually happened in our driveway! Rob had and is doing everything one-handed and it got away from him. We actually got it pieced back together, two corners are cracked all the way through. What glue can we use to finish the repair? We would lov to fix rather than replace!

Inland RV Center, In 03-18-2012 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Skatiero (Post 1122043)
Thanks, guys! The mishap actually happened in our driveway! Rob had and is doing everything one-handed and it got away from him. We actually got it pieced back together, two corners are cracked all the way through. What glue can we use to finish the repair? We would lov to fix rather than replace!

That plastic can be fused back together using a "plastic solvent".

I have no idea where you might find a small quantity.

Andy

Skatiero 03-18-2012 09:25 PM

Thanks, Andy! Anyone know where I should look for that plastic solvent? any brand names?

Aviator 03-19-2012 06:05 AM

Katie, You might try either a glass shop near you or a higher end auto body shop as a starting point.

ROBERT CROSS 03-19-2012 06:16 AM

Plastic welding...


Welding solvents..


Hope this helps...

Bob
:flowers:

nm1oqrz 03-19-2012 06:34 AM

fusing plexaglass
 
Hello all. When I worked in the electronics lab we built many test boxes out of plexaglass andwe just used accetone to weld them together and it worked great. Hope this helps.
Happy camping nm1oqrz

Skatiero 03-19-2012 11:39 AM

You all are the best! I really, really appreciate the help and advice!!


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