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Old 07-26-2015, 06:40 AM   #1
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Mirror damage

just pulled the D/S mirror off. hooked the mirror on a fence post, did not damage the mirror itself, but did manage to pull the four screws/bolts out of the fiberglass body. it looks like all I need to do is "somehow" fill the holes with some kind of epoxy? fiberglass material? then retap the holes to re-secure the mirror. anyone ever repair damage like this? any ideas/suggestions?
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:54 AM   #2
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It's better to do the repair on the fiberglass, from the inside.

Then after its cured, you can drill new holes as needed.

If this is your first time working fiberglass, do a few small experiments with it first before you try the work on your coach.
This will be fun and you'll be hooked on fiberglass work as another hobby.
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"lp5151".....Sometimes you can access the back of the fiberglass where the mirror mounts. If you can and you haven't damaged the exterior fiberglass (the section around the mirror that can be seen) you might be able to thru bolt the mirror back on with stainless bolts and nuts.
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At our dealership, we either went up a size on the screws, or used nuts and bolts if the screw holes were too damaged.
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If you use nuts and bolts, be sure to use large washers to keep the nuts from pulling into the paneling.
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thank you to those who responded.. as it turned out, I was able to only have to go up in screw size... factory fit.... I was lucky.
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thank you to those who responded.. as it turned out, I was able to only have to go up in screw size... factory fit.... I was lucky.
Very nice a easy and cheap fix.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:44 PM   #8
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For future reference, you can epoxy in inserts.
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