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Old 01-29-2013, 06:54 AM   #1
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Ace front end Stone chips

Our Ace seems to be chipping along the front it seems Thor should have a cover on the lower front of the unit. Im looking at about $4000 to repair and install a plastic cover. We have about 5 thousand miles on it. Is this common on all glass front As that dont have bumpers.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:10 AM   #2
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I agree that the front will get chipped unless it is protected. Our Palazzo didn't come with the 3 M chip guard and our salesperson didn't promote it.

As far as no bumper I am concerned about hitting a deer or objects on the road.

I am looking at investing in a Body Block Shield from Summit Product Home they are made from clear Lexan and are approximately $2,500 installed.

Check out the website it looks like a good product.

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That front cover looks interesting I wonder who would replace it if you hit something.The stuff we are having installed is called Diamond Shield looks like the stuff you have on your cell phone. Ill still be out of luck if I hit something.Its about $1100.00 installed.
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There were threads on diamond shield that may interest you
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Our Ace seems to be chipping along the front it seems Thor should have a cover on the lower front of the unit. Im looking at about $4000 to repair and install a plastic cover. We have about 5 thousand miles on it. Is this common on all glass front As that dont have bumpers.
We don't have any chips in our windshield but we do have a few big dings in the Plastic Chrome Grill, and a few small chips in the paint around it. We have a little over 3000 miles.
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We have about 7K on our ACE 29.2 with only minor chips low on the grill and below. We do have a polymer polish on it that may help to keep the small ones down. The diamond shield sounds interesting, but expensive for about the same thing
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The Diamond Shield is about $1100.00 installed from bottom of wind sheild down.I hope it saves future body work. The repair work is going to cost about$2500.00 Im not to happy about that.
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If I were inclined to spend the $ to protect the front end of my 29.2, I think i would go for the additional $1400 for the Diamond Shield. According to the testimonials...it was able to fend off a 4x4 piece of lumber head on. For minor stone chips, etc, I'd just go maybe with some Bondo and touch up paint.
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Some things about Diamond Shield. They are not without troubles

Protective Film on Front of Coach
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If I were inclined to spend the $ to protect the front end of my 29.2, I think i would go for the additional $1400 for the Diamond Shield. According to the testimonials...it was able to fend off a 4x4 piece of lumber head on. For minor stone chips, etc, I'd just go maybe with some Bondo and touch up paint.

Oops, I meant to say the Body Block Shield...
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A cheaper alternative may be this protective film I ordered from Amazon.

Road Wrap 18" x 100' : Amazon.com : Automotive

I only use it on longer trips but and it seems to do the job on my 37KT. After a few times putting it on, I got pretty good at it. The last time was about a month ago and it is still on there.

After posting this, I went to amazon to order more film and found this stuff.

http://www.aacustomshield.com/?utm_s...rm=road%20wrap

I've never used it but it looks neat and comes in different colors. I watched the short video and ordered some of the black. Armor All products have always served me well in the past and I look forward to using it. I'll repost after I use it to let everyone interested know how it works out.
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That Armourall custom shield looks cool, just wonder how many cans it will take to cover the front........
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I got a kick out of seeing the "different colors"...black, white, clear, gray

But I might order a can of clear and try it out this Spring.
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love this post.

I just purchased a bunch of that armor all custom shield coating stuff. I'll let you guys know how it turns out and how it holds up to bugs and rocks.
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