Rotten floor - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #29
Senior Member
Name: Richard
Trailer: Trillium 1300 Nor'Easter Egg '06 Ranger Supercab 3.0L auto
Posts: 151
Send a message via Skype™ to Richard Hayes
Remember that any bond is only as strong as it's weakest link. In bonding fiberglass to plywood, a layer of paint would serve no real purpose. Paint is applied to seal wood - I'd rather have the resin penetrate the wood surface as much as possible. It's important to make sure that all surfaces are thoroughly clean; the most common cause of bonding failure is poor surface preparation.

Richard Hayes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #30
Commercial Member
Robert Johans's Avatar
Name: Robert
Trailer: Nest Caravans
Posts: 822
I concur with Richard's thoughts...

If you are glassing the floor in, I would coat both sides and edges of your plywood with resin first. Your concerns about the set-up/cook time of the resin notwithstanding, applying your glass/resin combo after your plywood Is treated will still work just fine. The fresh, wet resin will chemically bond with the dry without a problem. This, however, would not be true with any other coating rather than resin.

I forgot to mention... it's a good idea to rough up the cured resin area on your plywood floor around the walls before trying to glue the walls to the floor.

Robert Johans is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rotten burro floor HELP?!!!??? kygould Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 07-08-2011 12:35 PM
Removing the rotten section of floor BigMike Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 05-10-2011 03:52 AM
Scamp '13 Rotten Floor and Frame damage. Oliver P Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12 08-22-2009 05:35 PM
overcoming a "charm-ectomy", rotten floor & other issue Kelly G Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 5 05-22-2009 12:57 PM
Rotten Wood Donna D. General Chat 13 08-16-2006 04:26 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.