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Old 09-05-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Burro needs front window rock guard!

I submitted this thread a while ago but didn't have any luck.......anyone out there concocted anything that might work to protect my front window?
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:14 AM   #2
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I asked about the same question, not too long ago ---- I was told that Scamp makes a rock guard /window cover that might fit our Burro's. Additionally, you can get a Burro logo made for it at a sign shop......
Hope this helps!
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:46 AM   #3
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I used a material that sign shops use .it is a composit sandwiched with aluminum it is light weight and easily bendable can be easily cut with a grinding wheel or saw I'll you can sand the edge smooth or put a 1/4 inch trim lock around it
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:28 AM   #4
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I used a material that sign shops use .it is a composit sandwiched with aluminum it is light weight and easily bendable can be easily cut with a grinding wheel or saw I'll you can sand the edge smooth or put a 1/4 inch trim lock around it
Great idea. Do you have a link to it - maybe at Carr McMaster?
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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Re: composite material.......could you post a picture of what it looks like? How you attached it? I do better with visual examples......thanks!
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #6
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One such product is called 'Alucobond'. Google the word & you'll find more info than you probably want. It is a 'polystyrene' material (of different thickness depending on use desired) with a layer of (usually) 0.02" aluminum on each side. As Mikmay said, probably a sign shop would be a good source for a piece small enough for your purpose...
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #7
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I have a Burro and have been thinking of this also. I can build the screen. I am thinking of using a corrugated plastic panel that is primarily used for greenhouses. My question is where can you find good mounting hardware for the panel?

As a side note, my wife can make the Burro decals.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:53 AM   #8
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Why not use some lexan?
Light, unbreakable and can be cut with regular saw.
You can get some in different colors or seebthru with tint.
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Why not use some lexan?
Light, unbreakable and can be cut with regular saw.
You can get some in different colors or seebthru with tint.
Not a bad idea. I notice that Zoro Tools carries it and they have free shipping on all orders this month with the code SEPSHIP.

Polycarbonate Sheets 24"x48" by LEXAN - Plastic Sheets, Film, and Flat Stock by Zoro Tools Industrial Supplies
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Not a bad idea. I notice that Zoro Tools carries it and they have free shipping on all orders this month with the code SEPSHIP.

Polycarbonate Sheets 24"x48" by LEXAN - Plastic Sheets, Film, and Flat Stock by Zoro Tools Industrial Supplies
any local glass place will carry them too. no need to order online.
The glass place around here has samples of every colors and thickness to help you choose...
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any local glass place will carry them too. no need to order online.
The glass place around here has samples of every colors and thickness to help you choose...
Right. I haven't priced local places, but it is nice to have a comparison to see whether the price is reasonable.

I know that I've had home window glass replaced by a local glass shop and the prices made my eyes water.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:09 PM   #12
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My dad made mine using stock metal stuff from Home Depot, welding it together, and then screwing into that frame the leftover Lexan that we had from trying to rebuild windows. Gas struts to hold it open, and little L shaped brackets to keep it closed.

Also, I MIGHT have my original (exceptionally ugly) rock guard back in Pittsburgh with my original windows. I can't really check till the next time I'm back there, though.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #13
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I used...thrown-away bathroom wall as cover. With old aluminum frame of old Trillium rock-guard window and reinforced steel grid, it finally came up as photos and I am happy with it. Cost is....ZERO DOLLARS and 2 hours of labour...
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I used...thrown-away bathroom wall as cover. With old aluminum frame of old Trillium rock-guard window and reinforced steel grid, it finally came up as photos and I am happy with it. Cost is....ZERO DOLLARS and 2 hours of labour...
Did you find the lifters easy to install? Also, I don't have old frame..nothing there when I bought unit. Thanks for good info!
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