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Old 01-11-2016, 01:37 PM   #1
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Front Plexiglas Shield Removal

I've seen a lot of older coaches with Plexiglas shields on the front. It looks like they are bolted to the coach through the front cap. Can you easily remove them? I'd think you could just use a button-head bolt to fill in the hole.
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It took me about 1 hour to remove.

Repair of the holes could be as simple as you suggest, or, you could try to fill and match the gelcoat or paint color.

I have all the equipment and shield if someone wants it......
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Very easy to remove. I lower mine down to clean all the time. I have toyed with the idea of removing it and putting on a clear bra.

barmcd, did you find something?
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Very easy to remove. I lower mine down to clean all the time. I have toyed with the idea of removing it and putting on a clear bra.

barmcd, did you find something?
Not yet. We're currently chasing down leads on a CC Intrigue in Texas and an Allure in Mississippi. Just trying to stay patient and stick to our list.
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I've seen a lot of older coaches with Plexiglas shields on the front. It looks like they are bolted to the coach through the front cap. Can you easily remove them? I'd think you could just use a button-head bolt to fill in the hole.
Do you mean remove it to clean? Yes they do. I love ours.....
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After seeing what some of the applied plastic stuff looks like after a year or two, I'll keep my clear shield. It adds about 20 minutes to the wash job which is no big deal to me. A little buffing with https://www.flitz-polish.com/ and it is like new again
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Do you mean remove it to clean? Yes they do. I love ours.....
I'm talking about taking it off permanently. A couple coaches we've looked at had one and they were so beat up they made the whole coach look shabby.
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You can polish the shield with this stuff https://www.novuspolish.com/
Our previous coach had one and we were involved in a head on and I can't help but think that the shield absorbed some of energy. It was shattered and the mounts were flattened. Compared to the total energy transfer of the wreck it was probably a small percentage but it was a percentage and I'm here writing this. Our replacement coach doesn't have on but I'm keeping my eye out for one.
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I'm talking about taking it off permanently. A couple coaches we've looked at had one and they were so beat up they made the whole coach look shabby.
5/16" Mounting hardware on mine. So that is the size of hole that would be left to cover/fill in. Maybe some chrome snap in button covers
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