Sunguard RV Windshield Covers
Using Preexisting Fasteners
you want to replace old windshield covers and have
existing fasteners on your coach, you have your choice
of one of the following three options.
note that Sunguards are made with 1" double-reinforced
perimeters. And our fasteners need to be located in
this 1" double-reinforced perimeter to assure
fastener stability. For this reason, it is not recommended
to try and mount new covers to old existing fasteners.
Therefore, we have provided the following three alternatives:
Remove old fasteners from coach and install new Sunguards.
Our first recommendation is to simply remove the old
fasteners and install new ones. It's easy to seal
the original holes with silicone or other filament
(available at your local hardware store). An excellent
way to fill existing holes is to simply install rivets,
as they will not stand out. They'll simply appear
as a standard (factory placed) feature of the RV.
Then later, if desired, the rivets or filament can
be camouflaged with touch-up paint. Patching or riveting
holes is an easy and inexpensive solution and assures
the best fitting new windshield covers.
Leave old fasteners on coach and install new Sunguard
covers. Although we can not warranty that any preexisting
fasteners will line up properly with fasteners on
new Sunguard rv covers, it's possible that one or
more fasteners might coincidentally line up properly.
For example; if there's an existing fastener above
the center of the windshield, It's possible that it
could be used with a new Sunguard cover. Although
it's doubtful, there may be others which line up properly
as well. If you prefer to try and use some of the
old existing fasteners, go ahead and order a new Sunguard
before removing any of the old fasteners, and see
if any of the old fasteners will work. Use any old
fasteners that will work, and install new ones as
necessary. After the new Sunguard cover is fully installed,
you can either leave the remaining unused fasteners
on the coach, or you can remove them and fill the
holes as described above.
Send us the old original windshield cover to use as
a template. If you have an old windshield cover in
fairly good condition, we may be able to use it as
a template, if you send it to us. Since this requires
us to hand-cut the new set outside our normal assembly
line production, there is a $65 duplication fee for
this service. Because of the different stretching
factors between the old and new sets, we will leave
the fasteners off the new set. Then, once you receive
the new Sunguard, you can attach new fasteners to
it, so they line up properly with the preexisting
fasteners on the coach. To do this, simply tape the
new covers up over the existing fasteners, and indicate
(with an indelible marker) where the fasteners should
be located on the new covers. Then simply attach new
fasteners where you've marked it. Please call in advance
for shipping instructions. We would prefer that you
place your order before shipping your old covers to
us. The old covers will be returned to you along with
the new set.