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Old 06-25-2018, 09:41 PM   #1
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Damaged front window rock shield

Hi everyone: I'm Sorry, I was a little vague with my question that I had asked previously.
Has anyone had their "Front window rock shield damaged"? If so, any suggestions or advice on repairing the "rock shield". Not sure, if it is made of plastic or fiberglass as it seems to be very thin.
This is a 2009 Escape and have been told that it can't be replaced. As this has been discontinued.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:45 PM   #2
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In what way is it damaged? Suggest you post pictures.
Indeed the front window/rock shield was discontinued by the manufacturer.

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Old 06-25-2018, 09:55 PM   #3
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I had an 05 Escape 17b and replaced the rock shield material with a flexible plastic like material from Home Depot. It is sold in 4x8 sheet for about $20. It is very easy to cut the replacement piece out of the sheet.

What I can’t tell you, is if the 19 windscreen is similar to the 17 that allows the windscreen material to be removed from the frame for replacement. The color of the new material was almost exact match for the gelcoat and looked great when installed.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:56 PM   #4
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If you go to a glass shop they should be able to replace it with some white Lexan which will be a lot more resilient.

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Old 06-25-2018, 10:33 PM   #5
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Sounds like coroplast sheets, good tough stuff
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:26 PM   #6
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Sounds like coroplast sheets, good tough stuff

I'm familiar with Coroplast and I don't think that's what it is although that could work as a fix ( if that's the problem area ).
Anyway, here are pix of 2009 window rock shield.
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File Type: jpg rock cover 1.jpg (98.3 KB, 36 views)
File Type: jpg Rock cover 2.jpg (118.3 KB, 36 views)
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:34 AM   #7
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Not 100% sure, but I believe this is the sheet at Home Depot
https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-16-in-...3003/202090190

Just says it is a Plastic Material, but it was a perfect solution for the windscreen. It is located on the trim aisle here in the beadboard and paneling area.

I'm also going to use it on my bathroom walls for my Scamp 19 redo as it is a perfect solution for that application as well. Very easy to work with.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:02 PM   #8
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Hmmm. Your rock shield is different than ours, but our frame bent and broke away from frame. We had to replace the entire window as the rock guard and window is one piece on our 19'.
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Thanks Greg, that cracked ice surface texture panel found in some restrooms or shower stalls
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:49 PM   #10
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I'd still like to hear from OP, Kazmar Rose, as to what the damage is that we are trying to fix.
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:58 PM   #11
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Hi everyone: In response to your question regarding the damaged rock shield. It is cracked in two places caused by a hail storm.
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Picture please.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:01 PM   #13
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Same problem

Mine might have been from hail last fall. I went thru a bit of hail when I took the trailer to the storage yard. It was pretty soft and I slowed right down, did not notice the cracks when I parked the trailer. This spring I did notice the cracks and am not sure if was hail or something else. I donít think those plastic sheets are available from the Home Depot here in Canada. Anyone else have some suggestions?
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:05 PM   #14
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Photo

Here is the photo.
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Don't know about where you are but here, locally, there are lot's of plastic fabrication shops. I've purchased all sorts of misc. types of plastic sheet material from them.

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Just use Red Green’s fix all solution
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:26 AM   #17
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Ron... Excellent idea, thank you.
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:35 PM   #18
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Replacing plastic in the rock shield

I'm in the process of replacing the plastic in the shield on a 2006 Escape 17. I have the frame apart, awaiting the new material. Escape does not have replacement shields and the company that manufactured them is out of business.

Material ordered is HyPact 1/8" polyethylene 20 3/4" x 53 3/4" from Tap Plastic. Supposedly UV and impact resistant.

Removing the old plastic involved removing the rivets at the top of the frame to allow removal of the extruded aluminum hinge section, then the plastic comes out easily. Not a big project if you're set up with replacement rivets. I'll post pics on this when it's done.
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Why did you need to replace the rock shield? What was the damage? Any pix? Here's pix of mine.
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File Type: jpg rock cover 1.jpg (98.3 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg Rock cover 2.jpg (118.3 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg Rock cover 3.jpg (167.5 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg Apres polish.jpg (93.0 KB, 13 views)
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:11 PM   #20
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I'll get some pics up when it's done. Just had one crack in the plastic, but it is faded, and there's just a shadow of the letters where the decal used to be. So I'm replacing the plastic in the existing frame.
Here's the frame opened up before the old plastic is removed.
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