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Old 05-07-2015, 12:52 PM   #57
Name: Hughe
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Hey Jim I'm starting the job of trying to remove the spider cracks in my trillium as well. Did you have any issues with them re-cracking afterwards. A Fiberglass guy I was talking to said I need to lay Fiberglass mat down for it to not re-crack. What product did you use to fill the cracks?

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Old 05-07-2015, 01:49 PM   #58
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Hughe, I hope Jim doesn't mind me answering for him. He is not done yet. Project in progress.

The cracks are not likely to return, unless the trailer is flexed. His trailer suffered under a load heavy enough to cause the roof to sag.

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Old 05-07-2015, 02:48 PM   #59
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Perfect, off to grind! Thanks for the help!

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Old 05-07-2015, 02:56 PM   #60
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As Dave mentioned, I have no concerns with the cracks coming back. Most were just through the gelcoat, and in some spots that was quite thick. There were a few that did start to show a bit in the fiberglass, but were not really cracks, more like faint stress marks. Where the cracks were small, I just sanded through the gelcoat to remove them, and where bigger, left the gelcoat, but ground slightly into the fiberglass. These gouges will be cleaned and filled with a Bondo fibreglass filler that has lots of glass fibres in it.

Life got in the way of this project, but it is starting up right away here. Besides my regular work, I got extremely busy doing lots of remodelling in my own house, in preparation for 11 house guest last weekend for the wedding.

The wedding was fantastic, the bride extremely beautiful, and everyone had a heck of a lot of fun. After all the prep work, the rehearsal dinner and party, the wedding itself, and the gift opening at our house on Sunday, my wife and I took a couple days to decompress from it all.

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