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Old 05-30-2021, 02:51 PM   #1
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La fibre de verre sur mon toit est toute fissurée. Que dois-je faire?
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Old 05-30-2021, 03:26 PM   #2
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The fiberglass on my roof is all cracked. What should I do?

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Old 05-31-2021, 05:06 AM   #3
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Si vous ne pouvez pas faire le travail vous-même, tout atelier de carrosserie qui peut travailler sur une Chevrolet Corvette ou toute marina qui répare des bateaux en fibre de verre peut l'évaluer et le réparer. Assurez-vous de leur dire que le toit ne supportera pas le poids d'une personne.

Rough translation: If unable to foot yourself, auto body shop fiberglass capable or fiberglass boat repair facility.
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Old 05-31-2021, 06:47 AM   #4
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“Lots of cracks” sounds possibly like spider cracks in the gelcoat layer, which are non-structural and cosmetic. It is not necessary to do anything but keep a good coat of wax on the trailer.

They sometimes result when the shell flexes because the gelcoat layer is more brittle than the underlying structural fiberglass. If there are a lot of them, it might be worth investigating whether there is a reason for the excessive flex. Could be a loss of interior support or a harsh ride due to an aged-out torsion axle.

Gelcoat repair is possible but could get quite expensive if a lot of area is involved. Paint is another option. It depends on budget, time, and project goals. Are you trying to restore to like-new or just make it clean and functional?

If these are deep structural cracks, they they will require fiberglass repair, usually from both sides. Again, the cause should be addressed.
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Old 06-01-2021, 02:34 PM   #5
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Merci pour ces précisons.
Je pensais appliquer une couche de fibre de verre sur le toit, comme on répare, disons, un canot. Bon, pas très esthétique, mais efficace.
Que pensez-vous de mon idée?
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Old 06-01-2021, 04:27 PM   #6
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Pictures. Without pictures it’s all guess work. Could be nothing, could be really serious. Or anything inbetween.
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Old 06-01-2021, 05:46 PM   #7
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Translation: Thank you for these details.
I was thinking of applying a layer of fiberglass to the roof, like repairing, say, a canoe. Well, not very aesthetic, but effective.
What do you think of my idea?
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:39 AM   #8
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Postez une photo des fissures si vous préférer des conseils clairs et efficaces. Oui, votre campeur est comme un canoë. Oui, vous pouvez simplement mettre de la fibre de verre sur le gelcoat. Mais, ce n'est pas la meilleure solution. Et tu as raison, ça n'aurait pas l'air bien.
Désolé pour ma grammaire.

Post a picture of the cracks if you would like clear and effective advice. Yes, your camper is like a canoe. Yes, you can simply put fiberglass on top of the gelcoat. But, that is not the best solution. And you are right, it would not look good.
Apologies for my grammar.
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