Front Window rock guard - its old and needs help - Fiberglass RV

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Old 10-23-2015, 12:36 PM   #1
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Front Window rock guard - its old and needs help

Many of you have the front window guard that opens when you set up camp. My little Hunter has a functioning (yeah) one but it has seen some wear and tear. The fiberglass is opague and scratchy. I don't want to paint it and lose the ability to let in a little light. Any recommendations on recoating it with a gel coat or something smooth and shiney.
Should I sand it-cause it is rough, I want to spruce it up.

Also the aluminum supports are really oxidized and recommendations on product to clean it up and what to finish it with to eliminate the return of the crud.

Any help would be appreciated. I have searched the posts but have not found a thread pertaining to the thin window rock guard.

Much appreciated.

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Old 10-24-2015, 09:13 AM   #2
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you could try a headlight restoration kit. Comes with the different levels of sandpaper and the polishing paste. You just need a drill. It did a wonderful job on our headlights.

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Don't drill holes, try custom storage you design:
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As an alternative, have pieces of clear or tinted Lexan cut to size at a local plastic supply house. A plastics supply house may also be able to match the existing fiberglass stuff.
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:09 PM   #5
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Paint it with clearcoat. that should restore the smooth shine and it should remain translucent.
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