Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2018, 07:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,326
Plastic hood protector

Anyone put a bead of silicone at the top edge of the clear plastic hood protector? It collects dirt an leaves a dark line across the hood. It seemed nearly impossible to clean.
__________________

AbdRahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2018, 12:27 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,326
Plastic hood protector

Any other recommendations for hiding or getting rid of the dirt line?
__________________

AbdRahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2018, 03:59 AM   #3
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 18,708
sorry but have no idea what you're talking about.

truck hood?
stove hood?
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2018, 08:08 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,326
Plastic hood protector

The 3M or Diamondshield clear plastic on the first 3 inches or so on the front edge of the truck hood on the Forester and other class C's
AbdRahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2018, 08:23 PM   #5
Chief tinkerer
 
Gidyupgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 677
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbdRahim View Post
The 3M or Diamondshield clear plastic on the first 3 inches or so on the front edge of the truck hood on the Forester and other class C's
This is mine. It doesn't touch the hood.
Name:   1480777660909.jpeg
Views: 237
Size:  18.0 KB
__________________
Gary

2017 SunSeeker 3010DS
Gidyupgo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2018, 11:40 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,326
I am referring to the clear plastic film which is glued onto many of the newer units.
AbdRahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 02:11 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,326
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbdRahim View Post
I am referring to the clear plastic film which is glued onto many of the newer units.


here is a pic

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2355.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	242.3 KB
ID:	182264
AbdRahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 02:16 PM   #8
PPST Wannabe
 
kenandterry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,023
If that line is your biggest worry.......Count yourself lucky.

Tying to do anything to it now is just asking for trouble.
__________________

Ken and Terry
2010 Georgetown 330TS being pushed by our
2017 GMC Terrain toad (4 wheels down)
kenandterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 02:30 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,326
Interesting. It gets worse. This is after much scrubbing. The dirt works its way under the plastic, so I thought sealing it might help. Same problem after several days of travel on the rain on the side of the front cap. It now always looks dirty.
AbdRahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 02:45 PM   #10
Member
 
Old Forester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 55
Possible fix for black line on hood problem...

I doubt you could lay a bead of anything to not be visible. But, how about a really good application of RAIN-X to an inch of the paint and an inch of the clear plastic film. This should yield a "barrier" at the interface which would naturally "exclude" rain water. Test that the RAIN-X does not dislike the film in an obscure tiny area first, but this is my idea of how to prevent the problem. Probably need to do it every season.
__________________

Old Forester is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 AM.