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Old 02-24-2015, 07:09 AM   #29
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Repair looks pretty good. I'm surprised you couldn't find any 5200, the Fla coast should have a West Marine every 10 miles.You would be surprised how many boat decks & hulls are held together with 5200 & stainless steel sheet metal screws. And those things really take a pounding.

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Very nice job. You won't have to worry about it anymore. After reading this thread and many other threads about poor manufacturing or assembly techniques and poor quality control, I am not surprised at as much as I used to be about troubles with rv's and motorhomes.

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Old 02-24-2015, 09:42 PM   #31
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The repair looks good. It seems like most of the failure was the OEM adhesive pulling off of the fiberglass, not off of the metal frame. From the pictures, it looks like they did not prep the fiberglass in any way.


It was actually the other way around. Out of 9 pads, 8 pulled off the metal, one the Fiberglas. The adhesive was put right on the painted metal. I cut and chiseled the adhesive out of the foot prints of the pads. It was really stuck to the fiberglass as it has a lot of texture to grab onto.

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Old 02-25-2015, 02:07 AM   #32
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Sorry to hear about your problem but it is very common with Winnebago caches where they have used rigid epoxy as the adhesive. I have no experience with Gorilla but suggest you consider 3M 5200 Adhesive/Sealent. It is a marine product designed to hold almost anything to anything. It is described as a "permanent" solution as it cannot be easily removed. It comes in regular (7 day cure) or FC (fast cure in 24 hours). There are many former boaters in the forums who will attest to the strength and versatility of 5200. You should be able to apply it right over the old epoxy. I have used it to secure the rear grill on my coach and would not use epoxy again as it lacks the resilience/flexibility of 5200. I believe this is a superior solution to rigid epoxy, JB weld or Gorilla glue given the "shakes, rattles and rolls" encountered at the rear of the coach. You should be able to find it a West Marine or even in some hardware/building supply stores. Good luck,
I love the 3M 5200. I have used it in many marine applications including underwater applications. Once it's on it won't come off again in one piece.
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Academy sports has 5500 and 5200 easy to work with

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