Roof Repair - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-08-2003, 07:53 PM   #1
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All 4 corners of my roof have cracks in the gelcoat and fiberglass similar to this:<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f344568afe4ecrack3.jpg/>
It is at the location where the raised area of the roof meets the lower part.

Is it OK to just fiberglass the area in or does it need to be gelcoated? I am planning on painting the trailer in the next year.

Thanks for any input you can offer :wave
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Old 08-08-2003, 09:03 PM   #2
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Lainey,

It looks like that you have a weak place in the fiberglass under the gel-coat. You need to make a patch to the inside with a fiberglass repair kit. Then clean off all of the cracked gel-coat and fill the weak area with marine-tex. You will probably have to use a different fiberglass product, that won't sag, to build the area up to the proper contour. And then you could apply a new coat of gel-coat, or paint.

I like to add shredded fiberglass cloth to the marine-tex to give it more strength in areas over 1/8 inch deep.

Be sure to get all of the cracked gel-coat off or it will just crack again.

Good Luck
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Old 08-08-2003, 09:07 PM   #3
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Hi Lainey
I did what Ron said with the shredded fiber glass stuff.It worked good.When I paint baby Boler it will not be seen.
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