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Old 06-20-2003, 06:47 PM   #41
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Wow Ches, Looks like you're really rolling along on your project! It'll be rolling down the highway in no time :)



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Old 06-20-2003, 06:50 PM   #42
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Hi Lainey
If you head towards Fernie BC, let me know and my wife and I have coffee on.:)



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Old 06-20-2003, 07:03 PM   #43
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If I ever finish....

....we'll be sure to stop by!

Actually, we are planning a trip out to the coast, provided I can get done before the beginning of August. (BC's #3 highway is one of my fav's, but I'm not sure it's the best way to go to the coast for my first time out towing - pretty challenging road)



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Old 06-20-2003, 07:17 PM   #44
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Hi Lainey
I have been to Coast many times on Hiway 3.I find it nice and relaxing compared to other one.

PS---I live in a Mobile Home/RV park, just outside Fernie.



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Old 06-20-2003, 08:27 PM   #45
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At the rate it's taking me, I might have to visit in ski season!



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Old 06-20-2003, 08:37 PM   #46
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Thats ok too.I work in a Five Star Hotel.I will give you a good rate.:)



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Old 06-20-2003, 10:09 PM   #47
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Lainey, that smilie in your signature looks like an egghead. I don't suppose that's coincidental? :wave



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Old 06-21-2003, 08:40 AM   #48
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No coincidence Mary

I'm officially an egger now



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Old 06-21-2003, 08:24 PM   #49
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Hi All
Hinge Holes in door and Boler out of alignment.Removed door and filled in holes and reset door.100% improvement over what it was.Top photo shows bottom of door hinge holes way out of line.The bottom photo shows door reset .I sanded the top right corner and right side so it would fit better.Waiting for new door lock to arrive.

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Old 06-21-2003, 08:28 PM   #50
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Hi
When I put my door back on I drilled some holes in the bottom.The inside of door was full of water.This was a big surprize.



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Old 06-22-2003, 12:29 PM   #51
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Quote:
Orginally posted by Chester Taje
Working with Fiberglass doing repair work.I find it easy and not hard at all.
Okay. I've been watching all this fiberglassing. and I want to do it.

where did you start?
read a book?
buy quart starter kit or the 5 gallon size?
use filler tape or loose stuff or WHAT?
there are too many choices.
Could I have a guide line for beginners? Please (down on knees here, begging)



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Old 06-22-2003, 12:35 PM   #52
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Hi Jana
In that old Boler was a can of fiberglass Gel and some fiberglass matting.I mixed up according to directions and tried it in a place where only I would see it.I let it dry and then sanded down with a palm sander.It came out real good.To make it smoother I then used same stuff without matting and put it on.When dried sanded again.Now ready for undercoat or paint.
Hope this helps Jana---If you can make and spread icing sugar on a cake you can do fiberglass repairs.SECRETE---Use those dissposable latex gloves.No sticky mess on fingers or any thing else.



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Old 06-22-2003, 12:38 PM   #53
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I just bought the small cans,about 1 liter size.



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Old 06-22-2003, 06:13 PM   #54
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Okay, that helps. I had no idea how far the stuff went.
I can do this. Thanks a bunch, Ches.



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Old 06-22-2003, 07:01 PM   #55
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Just mix a little at a time.It drys fast so experiment first.



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Old 06-22-2003, 07:47 PM   #56
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Is fiberglass resin like bondo that the more hardener you put in the faster it dries? I can remember years ago when working with bondo if you were a newbie at it, we were, you could use less hardener and it would give a longer working time.
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Old 06-22-2003, 07:48 PM   #57
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Hi Nancy
Thats correct.I also use the cloth with it.I like using it.:wave



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Old 06-22-2003, 08:16 PM   #58
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Hi All
I finnally got my door project finnished.Originally door sagged about 1 inch and was not square in opening.The other problem was the curved door at bottom was about 1 inch or more away from closing tight.A lot of talk has gone on about how to fix this problem.I broke the wall away and moved wall to door curvature.I braced wall apart and fiberglassed in gap on both sides of door.I also moved the silver door still towards door. I fiber glassed a piece of plywood into place and reinstalled still.

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Old 06-22-2003, 08:25 PM   #59
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The finnished product is beyound my expectations.Door closes tight all around.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ef664616dad6d5.jpg/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ef664751c9d8d6.jpg/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ef66488a12d9d7.jpg/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ef6649f22d0bd8.jpg/>

I hope these photos help others with there door problems.This was a 8 hr job.I enjoyed the results of this effort.I would do it again.



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Old 06-23-2003, 07:00 AM   #60
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Whoe! that is great. :thumb

Now how about a bump out to inlarge the front bunks then once you get going, you could cut the top off and add some more height.
(teasing Ches. I love that redone door, but it does make my mind see beyond the norm)



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