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Old 11-24-2016, 11:49 PM   #1
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Rock screen repair

My sea kayak mounted on my truck broke the rock screen (but not the window) when I went through a severe dip. Has anyone ever removed the screen? I would appreciate any advice on repairing this if you have been down this road before.
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Old 11-24-2016, 11:57 PM   #2
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My sea kayak mounted on my truck broke the rock screen (but not the window) when I went through a severe dip. Has anyone ever removed the screen? I would appreciate any advice on repairing this if you have been down this road before.
Is there a hole in the guard or is it just cracked? If it's just cracked you might be able to top it with fiberglass resin, then sand and paint. A sheet of PVC might be a good replacement, but I think it would not be difficult to remove the material from the frame - it will be difficult to install a new piece. Haven't looked at the frame so I'm not sure how it's mounted.
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Someone else had a similar problem a few months ago. I remember looking at the hinge to see if the cover was easily detachable. I couldn't see an easy way to separate the hinge, maybe there is a way but I couldn't see it.

If not, the easiest solution may just be go a plastics shop and buy some PVC sheet and install it over top.

A good reminder for me to keep checking that my kayaks aren't too far back on the racks.

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