Originally Posted by mlsa3
Can anyone tell me if the diamond plate rock guard on the A128S is actual diamond plate or plastic look-a-like?
I checked mine this morning, tapping is with a steel key ring. It sounds like plastic to me, rather than aluminum. I was dressed for work so I didn't make a visual check. But feeling under the trailer where the cover bends under the front revealed an uncovered edge of the material. I suspect a close inspection of the edge would be sufficient to discover the type of material used.
BTW, a strong plastic is probably the best material for this position as it would be less prone to denting than any aluminum that was thin enough to be of a usable weight. The diamond plate pattern is there for looks.
The original purpose of the diamond pattern is to provide traction when walking on an slick but durable metal surface. No one would ever think of using that this plastic for a walking surface because the particular pattern in the plastic lacks the sharp edges that help with traction.