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Winch covers! I understand the reasons some people choose to use them, I know it probably is the "best" way to keep them clean and performing for a long time. I just don't like the look of having one that's loose or discolored right on the front of my vehicle. So I had an idea, shocking as that is, lol. I have synthetic line on my Rugged Ridge 10,500# winch, so I also know that UV is the biggest threat to the integrity of the synthetic, other than abrasions. All the winches I've seen with synthetic mounted have a chafe guard for the first(last) 15' or so. It's basically just black tube webbing. So I was wondering if there would be any disadvantages to removing my cable and adding another 20' of quality tube webbing that would in essence become a line cover once it is spooled onto the winch. I could even do a dark blue webbing to add to aesthetics on my Hydro JKU. Basically enough to run all the way across the spool to keep the UV from hitting the line when stored. Any thought yay or nay?