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Old 12-27-2023, 05:20 PM   #1
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Replaced Rock Guard Lexan (Polycarbonate Plastic)

We are slowly but steadily working on our 2000 Classic. Replacing some things and revitalizing others. We recently completed the repair on our Rock Guards.

We replaced the polycarbonate on the curved pieces that were cracked and restored as best we could the center straight piece that was not cracked but oxidized.

We made templates from the old pieces and just ordered sheets that were large enough to accommodate our template then cut with a jigsaw.

Drilled out old rivets and replaced with new.

Links to vendors and cost (at this time):

Lexan Transparent Grey Smoked Sheets (1/4" x 24" x 48") $195.00 (including Shipping)

estreetplastics
10828 Shady Trail Rd
Dallas, Tx 75220

https://www.estreetplastics.com/Poly...eets-s/316.htm

Rock Guard Gasket $85.00 (24' x $3.00/ft and shipping)

Woodland Airstream
Grand Rapids, MI

https://woodlandairstreamparts.com/p...d08be18b&_ss=r

Rock Guard Spline .25 x 25 ft. $6.00

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e?ie=UTF8&th=1


Products that revitalize Polycarbonate. I used the Novus 7030 to revitalize the middle section of Lexan. See photo of the difference.
The Novus 7020 is used to keep the three pieces clean without scratching.

NOVUS 7020 | Plastic Clean & Shine #1 | 8 Ounce Bottle. $8.71
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002UD0GFE...t_details&th=1


NOVUS 7030 | Fine Scratch Remover #2 | 8 Ounce Bottle. $9.50

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RT6RUG...t_details&th=1



Total cost: approx. $305.00.
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Old 12-27-2023, 08:07 PM   #2
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Old 12-29-2023, 10:35 AM   #5
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Thank you for posting this. I have one I need to replace soon. How much was the shipping on the panels? I may just go pike them up if they offer it.
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Old 12-29-2023, 03:02 PM   #6
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Did you actually use 1/4 inch thick Lexan. Seems to me without checking my trailer that the original is only about 1/16 inch thick.
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Did the corner rock guards just slide in and out once you had them cut?

Looks great and fresh.
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Old 01-03-2024, 01:02 PM   #8
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The shipping for both panels was $59.00. It would certainly be worthwhile to pick up!

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: The sizes above are incorrect. We ordered 1/8" x 30" x 48"
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Old 01-03-2024, 01:10 PM   #9
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***update*** correct sizes of lexan ordered

We are slowly but steadily working on our 2000 Classic. Replacing some things and revitalizing others. We recently completed the repair on our Rock Guards.

We replaced the polycarbonate on the curved pieces that were cracked and restored as best we could the center straight piece that was not cracked but oxidized.

We made templates from the old pieces and just ordered sheets that were large enough to accommodate our template then cut with a jigsaw.

Drilled out old rivets and replaced with new.

Links to vendors and cost (at this time):
Quote:
***UPDATE***
Lexan Transparent Grey Smoked Sheets (1/8" x 30" x 48") X2 AT $68.00 EACH = $136.00 + $59.00 SHIPPING = $195.00

estreetplastics
10828 Shady Trail Rd
Dallas, Tx 75220

https://www.estreetplastics.com/Poly...eets-s/316.htm

Rock Guard Gasket $85.00 (24' x $3.00/ft and shipping)

Woodland Airstream
Grand Rapids, MI

https://woodlandairstreamparts.com/p...d08be18b&_ss=r

Rock Guard Spline .25 x 25 ft. $6.00

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e?ie=UTF8&th=1


Products that revitalize Polycarbonate. I used the Novus 7030 to revitalize the middle section of Lexan. See photo of the difference.
The Novus 7020 is used to keep the three pieces clean without scratching.

NOVUS 7020 | Plastic Clean & Shine #1 | 8 Ounce Bottle. $8.71
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002UD0GFE...t_details&th=1


NOVUS 7030 | Fine Scratch Remover #2 | 8 Ounce Bottle. $9.50

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RT6RUG...t_details&th=1



Total cost: approx. $305.00.[/QUOTE]

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Did you actually use 1/4 inch thick Lexan. Seems to me without checking my trailer that the original is only about 1/16 inch thick.
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Old 01-03-2024, 01:17 PM   #10
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Did the corner rock guards just slide in and out once you had them cut?

Looks great and fresh.
Thank you. Made a HUGE difference.
They required a little sanding in some areas but for the most part we slid them in then applied the spline.
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I just replaced my center rock guard plastic. I found .118X48X96 ACR2370 at Piedmont Plastics in Phoenix. For a total of 173.76 shipped and cut to size. I had to pick it up near the Sky Harbor Airport.
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Old 01-04-2024, 09:49 PM   #12
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Plastic sheeting

I purchased polycarbonate sheet for my boat recently from eplastics.com. They are a local company nearby in San Diego. They said they were the largest plastic supplier west of the Mississippi.
They showed me 2 types of polycarbonate. One was guaranteed to not scratch or yellow for 10 years. I recall the initials DR or CR.
Just a tip for anyone else considering this.
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Plexiglass from Home Depot

This is what Airstream told me they used. I ordered from and picked up at Home Depot and Iím pretty sure no shipping charge.


Tinted - Acrylic Sheets - Glass & Plastic Sheets - The Home Depot
#2074 1/8"-Thick Grey "Smoked" Transparent Plexiglass (estreetplastics.com)
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This is what Airstream told me they used. I ordered from and picked up at Home Depot and Iím pretty sure no shipping charge.


Tinted - Acrylic Sheets - Glass & Plastic Sheets - The Home Depot
#2074 1/8"-Thick Grey "Smoked" Transparent Plexiglass (estreetplastics.com)
Would you have the HD link? I've been up and down their product listings and see stuff only from other suppliers. TIA
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home depot info

I bought 2 of these for the curved guards in 2022. I havenít used them yet because the existing guards are still holding together with stress cracks that arenít noticable unless tou look close.

Falken Design
(Brand Rating: 3.9/5)

36 in. x 48 in. x 1/8 in. Thick Acrylic Gray Translucent 12%, 2074 Sheet

Hereís the email Grechen from Airstream sent me:

Gretchen Behr (Airstream)
Nov 23, 2021, 9:08 AM EST

Good Morning,

The rock guards are made from Plexiglas. Here is the information on the product and links to it. thank you.


PLEXIGLASS #2074 1/8 X 28 X 84

Tinted - Acrylic Sheets - Glass & Plastic Sheets - The Home Depot
#2074 1/8"-Thick Grey "Smoked" Transparent Plexiglass (estreetplastics.com)
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