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Old 02-09-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
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Properly Installing a new front cap on a Cougar

I have removed the front cap from our 2002 Cougar 5th wheel and am having some cracks repaired. A friend of mine in the auto body business assures me that they can repair the plastic cap and restore the strength with some of the new products on the market. We'll see.

I want to use the proper adhesives, fasteners, sealants and techniques to install it correctly and could use some help. Please share your experiences and expertise.

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Old 02-12-2015, 11:26 PM   #2
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Sounds like repairs will include Epoxy and re-paint.
I recommend you do a search on You Tube. Lot of DIY videos there.
How did you happen to crack the cap?

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Old 02-14-2015, 07:48 AM   #3
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We just purchased it last year and I believe that the previous owner had tightened the screws too tight and it cracked at several screw locations. Then to make it worse, they tried to repair the plastic with fiberglass patch which didn't hold. its possible that they hit something at some time, but I never got that story.

Thanks, I'll surf around and see what I can find.
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