Orginally posted by Kent Wood
hi - i'm still around. i've been stripping everything out of my love bug and assessing repairs. here's my latest problem: it took me a while to figure out why someone added these wooden strips to the ceiling. it was to hold up the sagging ensolite! apparently, he never heard of adhesive. he drilled holes thru the roof and bolted the strips. adding insult to injury, he then used a grey silicone sealant on the exposed nuts on the roof. obviously, this has to go. my question is this: what do i use to patch the holes in the roof? i'd like to hear from egg owners who have done it successfuly.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ebe49d65d3dfceiling strips.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ebe49f734908roof.jpg/>
To make it simple, use DUCT TAPE on the inside then use the fiberglass resin and hardener mix to fill in the holes from the outside. I mix the fiberglass in plastic paper cups. This is good for use, but discard when hardened. I found that the SOLO plastic cups or bowls work BEST. Use a small chip brush, and drip just enough fiberglass to fill the hole. Let it harden. In about a half hour to hour pull off the duct tape on the inside. Then using small pieces of the fiberglass matted material as opposed to the fiberglass weave. Use the chip brush, paint
around the hole, cover with fiberglass material, and coat with fiberglass mix, use several layers. About three is best.
Here is a photo from the inside after I filled the holes left after I removed the U-Haul
Camper #2's solar panel