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Old 09-05-2016, 08:15 PM   #267
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I am looking at using this:

PlasticWeld Epoxy Putty | J-B Weld

Please advise if I have it wrong.
Any thing along this line will stick. I worry that this particular product will be too runny...Maybe try to find some ribbon epoxy putty and use it, then use this stuff after for color???? Anything you try can be ground out and redone if you don't like it so get at it!!!...Fiberglass Dave
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:47 PM   #268
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Yes, tomorrow's project as we head off on vacation Wednesday. I've used this putty to repair a front bumper on my Miata, where the tabs were broken off. The repairs were hidden, so I didn't worry about how it looked.
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:42 PM   #269
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Here is the same spot after patching. I could sand it a little and touch up to match paint wise.

[IMG]IMG_5889 by wrk101, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Here is the same spot after patching. I could sand it a little and touch up to match paint wise.

[IMG]IMG_5889 by wrk101, on Flickr[/IMG]

Good job
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:49 PM   #271
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Dave, thanks for the sage advice and the encouragement to dive in! Much appreciated!
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:41 AM   #272
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I do not mind that you say to ignore it, but it is what is done in some of the manufactured trailers for applying plywood floors to the surface of the fiberglass shell and it has been proven to work by the test of time.
You've bluntly said multiple times in your own renovation thread that you don't want anyone to give suggestions or advice there, or to mention how they did things. He is asking that you return the same courtesy, because this is his thread.
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:25 AM   #273
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I didn't know anyone owned a thread, but so be it.

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I didn't know anyone owned a thread...
This is true.

As an open forum anyone can post on any thread other than the "For Sale" ones. This interaction and sharing is how we learn.

There are often a few methods for any process that will all achieve good results. Having options is beneficial to all.

If someone requires sole ownership and control over what they post and who responds, this is not the place to do so.

All input is greatly appreciated.
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I go to considerable effort to keep this thread on track and to help people. That is it.
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I go to considerable effort to keep this thread on track and to help people. That is it.
And this is a great thing, Dave. You have offered up some fantastic responses, and given great help to many. Others as well have successfully made fibreglass repairs too and have some insight, and this site is about sharing.

A discussion as to why one method might be better would be very much welcomed, as doing so will give members even more insight into the processes. Nothing is a matter of black and white.

Keep up the good work!
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:27 PM   #277
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crack on the roof

Dave, please advise on this, crack is cca 10 cm long. Is it ok to fiberglass it from the inside and then fill with putty from outside.

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After much deliberation, I will no longer be posting or answering questions here. I know many people have fixed their own trailers because of this thread and there is plenty of information here for all of you to try it on your own do it well. Remember fiberglass is very forgiving and if your repair doesn't turn out the way you want, grind it out and redo it til it does...YOU CAN DO IT
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After much deliberation, I will no longer be posting or answering questions here. I know many people have fixed their own trailers because of this thread and there is plenty of information here for all of you to try it on your own do it well. Remember fiberglass is very forgiving and if your repair doesn't turn out the way you want, grind it out and redo it til it does...YOU CAN DO IT
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Sorry to hear this, I thought you gave excellent advise. Sure helped me out.
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After much deliberation, I will no longer be posting or answering questions here. I know many people have fixed their own trailers because of this thread and there is plenty of information here for all of you to try it on your own do it well. Remember fiberglass is very forgiving and if your repair doesn't turn out the way you want, grind it out and redo it til it does...YOU CAN DO IT
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Very disappointing as I came into this thread to post my first question. I was also hoping you would eventually do the thread on finishing techniques.
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