Well I finally stopped working long enough to clean, tuneup and detail my 1025RFILB which was looking pretty sad. Especially since I'd ran into a tree branch and poked a fist size hole through the radiator grill. I installed a new grill and even wire brushed all rust and spots from loader and backhoe and repainted. The hood, fenders, side panels were looking sad too. Lots of noticeable scrapes and scars. I had found a year ago how simple automobile rubbing compound and elbow grease made them all look brand new again. The latest condition gave me serious doubts about working the same magic but I was wrong. Was able to rub out everything 95%. I can't count the dozens of times having metal fenders and body parts would have resulted in serious cosmetic damage to my machine. I've learned the wisdom in having these parts made of a flexible material. I also have a westendorf poly canopy that's taken the most abuse. My neighbor has a tree drooping over my property line I accidentally ran into more than once. I wish it was made like the hood. I hope this simple trick helps others. I'm just amazed how well these parts rub out after serious abuse.