Removing top vent? It's not coming off. - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-02-2012, 11:52 PM   #15
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You can use a putty type epoxy such as this on holes. Just make sure if you use it you wipe off the excess around the hole before it hardens.

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Old 07-03-2012, 09:25 AM   #16
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removing silly cone

buy DAP silly cone remover at the hardware store. there are posts here on this forum about great success with this product.

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Old 07-03-2012, 02:59 PM   #17
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I don't know the name or brand, but I did find some stuff that was made for removing caulk and silicone and combined with vigourous use of plastic scrapers I did get one side of my "belt" cleaned and ready for recaulking. Should get the last bits off the vent area as well.

I did drill out the rivets holding the hatch in place and that has made getting to the vent area much easier. And I've wanted the ability to clear that entirely to see the stars on nights I know I won't see rain. I think a few small screws will do what the rivets did. Not sure if they will hold up from multiple unscrewing/rescrewings.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #18
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Because my new vent is being but in straight, the factory it seems put the vent in cocked noticably, perhaps 5+ degrees. It's always looked sloppy and I'm still amazed they'd be so lazy. So I think I'm going to try my hand at some fiberglass repair and try to fill in the holes, reninforce that perimeter.

I'll probably start a new thread for the installation of the new vent, rather than include it in this thread about removing the old one. Better for people searching in the future etc.

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