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I have 68 miles on my Ace. I have been riding it on woodland trails that have some red clay wet spots. I have accumulated a lot of red clay on the Ace. This morning I noticed a red arc about 4 inches long on each front fender immediately below where the door nets snap to the ROPS. The door netting straps have about 8-10 inches extra straps that flop around in the wind. They were soiled with red clay and had actually worn a rough arc in the plastic fenders. I think I can polish it out with Novus Plastic Scratch Remover. I have secured the end of the straps so that they cannot flap against the fender.
 

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Cumminsdieselgt,

For a quick fix I just put a half hitch in the excess strap around the main strap. It stopped it from hitting the fender. I rode for over an hour and it did not come undone. I may secure it better with a zip tie later. If I can find some good aftermarket doors I will remove the netting and go that way.

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I will ziptie before my next ride.

EDIT: I used small black colored zipties. Black is the best color because it resists UV better than the other colors; also it blends in somewhat.
 

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I had a garage door opener hanging from my key. Same problem with roughing up the plastic. A little semi-circle were it rubbed. I just took it off. Oh well.
 

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There are lots of strange forces that occur in a rollover. A rollover does not always happen slowly. You might be forced out of the vehicle despite your best efforts at keeping legs and limbs inside the cage. that happened to my sister in law with a Kawasaki Mule. she remained in the vehicle but her leg did not. She knows it was not the vehicle's fault, but that doesn't change the fact that she walks with a limp and most times a cane. she has not quit riding, nor will she. When she saw the ACE, she said the nets would have helped her with her arms.
 

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Cumminsdieselgt,

For a quick fix I just put a half hitch in the excess strap around the main strap. It stopped it from hitting the fender. I rode for over an hour and it did not come undone. I may secure it better with a zip tie later. If I can find some good aftermarket doors I will remove the netting and go that way.

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Yours looks great like that. I took your suggestion, and when I got home, I decided to push the end back through the gap in the buckle, come under the strap, and pull the end up through that loop made when going back through the buckle. It keeps it from touching anything! Great idea you had! Thanks!

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Great idea! Now if I can just keep the trees from touching the plastic, I will be scratch free! :)

Seriously, the plastic is pretty soft. Just about everything scratches it.

I think I'm going to be looking for a complete teflon wrap soon.
 

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LOL, I know what you mean about the trees. Just watch for those trees that jump out in front of you!

I noticed it was flexible which was good, but not resistant to surface scratching. Maybe some of that 3M Cleartech film would protect the fenders. Or if you could get Zagg to make a kit to cover them like they do for mobile phone screens! (Expensive!)
 

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Hey cumminsdieselgt. Neat solution. I took my tie wraps off and copied you except pointed the ends down. Simplest solutions tend to be the best.
 

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Hey, thanks, Robert! Glad to hear from you. Yep, I agree about the simple things, or the "kiss" type of theory. I think in this case, it was so simple I almost missed it! I try to complicate things from time to time. LOL! Glad you got yours fixed!
 
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