I removed my Rock Guards so the Airstream could check out the front end of our trailer with Indents on the lower FB storage corners.
I doubt if they even spent much time at all. Now I have to reinstall the Rock Guards. At least I did get to clean the front of the trailer curves and the inside to the Rock Guards.
The screws that came out are self cutting. You can get Lath Screws that do the same.
When I replace the "Segment Protectors" I will try a Lath Screw at the top and the bottom to get a feel. The original is the smaller diameter head with the self cutting tip. Mine were already installed, so I do not need the self cutting option.
All were tight and snug... then. The bottom rivets of the curved trim were all pulling out. The dealer... ho hummed that and said I could buy new panels for $500, or so. OK... thank you.
The Lath Screw has a wide head, that I like. They come in 1/2 inch to 1 1/4 inch lengths. Lowes has both styles and lengths.
The threads on both metal screws look sharp and aggressive. I made scans FYI. Once I get the top and bottom Lath Screws tight... then figure out if they will complete the job.
The Segment Guards fit so snug where the three nuts attach... that the friction would hold the guards stable, no matter if the piano hinge is loose. The tension was a lot more than my other two Airstreams.