83 Burro restoration - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 11-25-2018, 05:16 AM   #29
Name: George
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I just put the floor in, and I'm in the process of fiberglassing it to the shell. Looking in the wheelwells, I see the exposed edges of the floor below the shell. I'd like to cover these up and fill in some imperfections. My first thought was to use Bondo. I think there was bondo here when I took the old floor out (at least it felt like bondo). But I used epoxy fiberglass. I think Bondo is a polyester filler and you get bad results when you put polyester over epoxy. A few Google searches gave mixed results. Some people said it was ok and others said that it won't stick to the epoxy. Does anybody have experience with this?

My other thought was to cut some thin plywood strips to fill in the gaps, glass everything, and cover it with gelcoat.

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Old 11-25-2018, 11:55 AM   #30
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On my Burro, some holes in the outer shell have been patched by using pieces of old fiberglass shell backed by fiberglass matting on the interior of the shell. Bondo was then used to fill the exterior gap and sanded smooth. I have not yet seen any problems with the Bondo not adhering. If youíre worried about the Bondo, how about just using epoxy resin that has been thickened with various fillers (as used in the West system)? Different thicknesses can be achieved, depending on which thickener is used. The #406 colloidal silica is used for general structural filling and can be worked with putty knife and later sanded if you want. You can probably find the needed fillers and the manual for the West System at a marina or marine supplies outlet.

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Old 12-05-2018, 08:02 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by thrifty bill View Post
Lots of information on polishing the old FG trailers. I followed the recommendations of Randy Bishop. It really makes a difference!

Check this out NOT Poliglow...Time will tell..
Thrifty Bill. I finally followed this link. Lots of good information here. After crawling around the top of the trailer for a while, I decided that it does need some finishing. I'll try the products in your link this Spring. Right now I'm just about done with the floor replacement and sealing. I'm ready to get this thing out of my garage and park my truck there for the Winter. Another week of work on the Burro and I'm done for a while.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:16 PM   #32
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The previous owner had some great looking decals made for the Burro. I'm going to keep these, and I'd like to add another one. Does anybody know where to get decals like these made?
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:58 PM   #33
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There are decals on ebay.

You may be able to find a graphics company local to you also that can make them.
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:28 AM   #34
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Thanks for the reply. I want to make a more personalized decal. There's a few graphic and sign shops in town. I'll call around and see who can do it

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