Originally Posted by skywaffles
If only there were some sort of protective coating that could be applied to the surface of a panel to protect it. Perhaps it could be some sort of liquid that could be sprayed on and then dry into a solid. They could even add some sort of pigment to allow a customer to select a hue for the panel to appear!
If only such a surface was actually rigid and didn't flake or chip at the SIGHT of a rock and could stand up to abuse without rigorous maintenance and didn't fade etc.
It's like you think no modern cars rust from regular driving on salted roads any more because they all have paint? Rust is like cancer: starts in ONE microscopic area and spreads like wildfire.