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Old 06-18-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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Protecting the front of your rig

I'm about to purchase a 2010 Newmar Canyon Star 3920 and was wondering what other Owners do to protect the front of your rig.

I've seen these black bra things but I don't like the look of those. What other options are available out there?
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Hello, I've heard you want to stay away from the black bra things unless you only use them when you are in motion and take them off frequently to remove any dirt, leaves, etc that WILL over time harm the paint. So it's good you don't like the looks, neither do I.

I've seen clear plastic shields in use but think they look tacky, although they may be effective. The biggest issue I've ever had was bugs in Michigan and Minnesota and nothing was going to help clean up that mess.

I am the new (third) owner of a 2000 Hurricane 30Q Class A with 38k miles on it and the front shows no nicks, dings, or other. Don't know the previous owners driving habits or frequency of use, but at 38k must not have been all that much.

I've owned three other mh's and have never used a protector and won't get one for this one either.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:08 PM   #3
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Hi heritage2006,
Does the Canyon Star come with the plastic front coating? I forget what it is called. Newmar has put it on their coaches for years.

I clean the front of the coach after every travel day. The glass cleaner of your choice for the windshield. I use the following product for painted surfaces. Griot's Garage Speed Shine Detailer, Griots Speed Shine Spray, Griots Garage Detailer, quick detail spray I buy it by the gallon.
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"Diamond Shield" is standard on Canyon Star. From the Newmar web site: Full-Paint Masterpiece™ Finish with Front Protective Film
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I'm about to purchase a 2010 Newmar Canyon Star 3920 and was wondering what other Owners do to protect the front of your rig.

I've seen these black bra things but I don't like the look of those. What other options are available out there?
We just had a mask/bra made at a seat cover shop. Picked a color to match coach. $477.00 tax and installed.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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The best thing you can do to protect the front of your rig is increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.. .. Most folks follow too close, This leades to damage to the front of their rig, the back of the vehicle in front of them, and of course,,, Their budget (Yes your honor, I know I should have hung farther back, I will next time I promise)
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I know the folks in the humid Southeast would disagree, but I find Diamond Shield to be fine out West. The bugs come off without too much difficulty, and the company's warranty follow-up has been good.
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I would agree with Bob (soricobob). Our diamond shield is holding up fine but we do follow the manufacturer's directions to keep it clean using the proper cleaning materials. And we have spent 3 winters in Arizona and 3 in Florida without any complaints.

I know others have had different (poor) results and I can't explain why.
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