On N162CD the front wheelpant is badly scratched from the towbar (it’s sad to see). I saw Mike “The Rad”'s post on the wheelpant cover, but I’ve been thinking about the Invisi-Bra material from 3M, that they put on the front of cars to protect from rock chips, etc. It’s basically just a clear, durable, covering and I wonder why that wouldn’t work on the wheelpant. If that gets scratched over time you just peel it off and put on a new one. Gotta be a lot easier than getting the wheelpant repainted.
Also, this particular airplane suffers from a little nosewheel shimmy (they know about the SB) and I notice that the top of the wheelpant, right behind the pivot point, is also scraped. Is that the case on all SR20’s? You really can’t see it unless the nosewheel is turned to one side.
(probably the newest Commercial Pilot on the forum)