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Old 10-28-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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Repairing fiberglass chips?

Our "new" Casita has some stone chips in front and is very dull.
I'd like to repair the chips and then refinish or shine the whole thing.
What can I use to repair the chips? Reshine?
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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I'm sure you'll get many thoughts Richard, I used Meguiar's Ultimate Compound to bring the shine back to my trailer, using a Jobmate Palm Polisher it did a nice job.

Chips it depends on how bad it is, there are threads to search.

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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I'm sure you'll get many thoughts Richard, I used Meguiar's Ultimate Compound to bring the shine back to my trailer, using a Jobmate Palm Polisher it did a nice job.

Chips it depends on how bad it is, there are threads to search.


How long did it take to do the whole unit?
I remember polishing my car as a teenager using wax and lots of elbow grease over a couple of days. Don't know if I have that kind of energy today :-)

I'll search for the fiberglass chip repair and see what I can come up with.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:57 PM   #4
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Richard, fixes depend on expectations. There's a long thread going on where lots of people are thoroughly pleased using Red Max Pro, which is a floor polish to bring the shine back on their eggs. You may want to read the entire topic to see if it is the solution you seek: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ell-43004.html Reading it certainly is easier on the arms!

As far as chips... are you looking to do a seamless, completely unseen repair or are you looking to "fix" the problem and not have it re-occur? Depending on the age of your egg (your profile doesn't give the year), you may be happy with a DIY fix by applying a "bed liner" to the affected area. I've seen pictures where Grizzy Grip was applied over the entire trailer and it was COOL! Here's a topic for you to read (this one is only two pages long ): Rust-O-Leum paint on bedliner on my CT-13

Others may pipe in with other ideas for you
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:07 PM   #5
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How long did it take to do the whole unit?
I remember polishing my car as a teenager using wax and lots of elbow grease over a couple of days. Don't know if I have that kind of energy today :-)

I'll search for the fiberglass chip repair and see what I can come up with.
Thanks,
Richard

It only took one day to polish and looks great using the Jobmate means little elbow grease. Mine was a heavy oxidization I wish I had before photo's but it looked worse than yours.

PS I'm not getting any younger but I did enjoy seeing the results of my work.
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Fiberglass chips and canned bacon. Must be time for a snack.
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I used 3M Restore and wax to bring back the shine on mine. worked well.
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It looks like it may be a combination of repair what is very obvious and polish the rest.
I checked the link that Donna posted and it was along the lines I was thinking. Problem is my chips are a bit higher and if I was a bit artistic I could make a design that would cover them. But alas..........
I will, for the time being, put it on "The LIST". We've only had the unit (as yet un named) for a couple of weeks and already I have almost as much I'd like to do to it as I have for the house and yard!
Maybe is we get out and away with it soon, I will not have time to think about either list.
Thanks to all for the input and options.
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For small gelcoat voids and chips that require a little filler you can use Marinetex (white). It is a close match to the color of our trailers and very strong. If you have just a small nick in the gelcoat a dab of white paint really helps hide it. Marinetex is sold in most all marine stores or online. Do a color match before applying to make sure you like the color match.
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