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Old 09-11-2015, 05:06 PM   #21
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Two questions, (1)new tires/which Goodyear model? and (2) little box by your door, purpose?
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:19 PM   #22
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I didn't realize you had a blow out AFTER you did the wheel wells. Was there any damage beyond the melted rubber imbedded in the material that you sprayed on?

Here's a video about LineX protecting against blasts
Leon - nothing significant to the liner material at all - maybe a bit removed where the rubber was hitting it really hard. Other than that, just a bit of rubber I had to clean off on the outside beyond where I sprayed on the liner.

I loved that Mythbusters episode - it's what gave me the idea to spray that stuff on.
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Two questions, (1)new tires/which Goodyear model? and (2) little box by your door, purpose?
Jim - old picture - pre-tire failure. That one I took when I posted the series of shots showing the steps I did in putting in the liner. See the new one below. New ones are on new 15" wheels - tires are Carlisle D rated ones. After the blowout I was mad at Goodyear.

That box is my outside AC power outlet. About the only thing I ever use it for it to plug in my MacBook or Mary's iPad if the battery is low and we're sitting outside.
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Rock wheel well protection: Just got notified by ETI this option is not available anymore
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Paint protective film?

I was thinking about this earlier; how about protective film for wheel wells and vulnerable front corners and surfaces? It is OE on most new cars. In 2003 I entombed my daughter's then-new fiberglass cello case in film. It's been all over Europe and NA in trucks, buses and airplanes. The case still looks great. I'll try filming our 2017 after we pick it up.
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I was thinking about this earlier; how about protective film for wheel wells and vulnerable front corners and surfaces? It is OE on most new cars. In 2003 I entombed my daughter's then-new fiberglass cello case in film. It's been all over Europe and NA in trucks, buses and airplanes. The case still looks great. I'll try filming our 2017 after we pick it up.
This has been discussed, as I plan on putting the 3M protectant on the front of my 5.0 when I get it, in the areas affected by rock chips. I don't think I will do anything in the wheel wells though.

The protectant is certainly not OEM around here at least, but many do put it on right away. I have done so for most of my vehicles.
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Sounds like a good idea. It seems any extra protection can only help. Can you provide a little more info on the 3M protectant. That is, what exactly is it and how is it applied. Thanks.
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I was thinking about this earlier; how about protective film for wheel wells and vulnerable front corners and surfaces? It is OE on most new cars. In 2003 I entombed my daughter's then-new fiberglass cello case in film. It's been all over Europe and NA in trucks, buses and airplanes. The case still looks great. I'll try filming our 2017 after we pick it up.
I applied 3M paint protective film to the wheel well to give gelcoat more protection. I drove the trailer 2,500 miles recently and the film hold up well.

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Sounds like a good idea. It seems any extra protection can only help. Can you provide a little more info on the 3M protectant. That is, what exactly is it and how is it applied. Thanks.
https://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/...rd-Pro-Series/

I talked to a local shop that installs, and they said to bring the trailer in when I get it, but that it would not cost very much, as it would be real simple to install compared to lots of vehicles they do.
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Thinking of covering my nose.

Even though the nose of the 5th wheel is further back than our previous truck camper you can still get significant bug splat and the occasional gravel hit from oncoming traffic. The biggest wear and tear area of our fiberglass truck camper was its nose, the rest of the camper, pretty much immaculate.

The Maguire forums recommend NXT 2.0 wax over the 3M auto film for UV protection. Still plan on getting the front corners covered and keeping my Mad Max Beyond Thunder Dome diamond plate rock shields. Scott

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