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Old 04-23-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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is there a way to repair cracks in the fenders on an old trailer?new ones cost more than the unit is worth and finding a replacement for this old 5th wheel would be difficult is my guess.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:13 AM   #2
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Try ALL-Rite,Fenderskirts-Tandem Axle - All-Rite.com
Prices aren't bad either.
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Duct tape.
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If they are fiberglass you can get a fiberglass repair kit at Walmart or almost any auto parts store.

Bondo Fiberglass Resin Repair Kit - Walmart.com

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if there big and funny looking you can use them as a plug and make your own out of fiberglass

sounds hard but i do it all the time and made a hand full of hand made parts this way

you can see some on my RV fire post for my bumper
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the fenders are white ...should i use black or camo duct tape?
i was thinking of removing the one that is broke and fiber glassing the back of it but the glass won't adhere well to the plastic.
using it for a mold is a good idea but we have so many other things that need done first. IE. re paneling and Ma is reupholstering the whole unit just to name a couple.
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is there a way to repair cracks in the fenders on an old trailer?new ones cost more than the unit is worth and finding a replacement for this old 5th wheel would be difficult is my guess.
JB weld, it will stick to anything and can be sanded and painted.
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thanks i forgot about old jb weld. i'll give it a try
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After a blowout this week, I'm going to try JB weld from the backside using nylon screen in the lay up. When dry, then JB the cracks and sand. Rustolium Appliance White is a close match.
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There are plastic epoxy repair kits available at auto supply stores. Groove the crack with a small grinder. Lay in the epoxy paste and smooth it. Might build it up in 3 or 4 layers then sand and paint. When done you'll never know it was ever cracked. I have done it on some older trailers with plastic fenders. Good luck
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thanks Diesel that seems better than jb weld actually. specific for plastic
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