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Old 07-16-2016, 11:02 PM   #1
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Need Advise on What to Fill Drill Holes on the Outside of my Travel Trailer

So today I decided to hang up a 32 LED tv in the master bedroom of my Imagine. Well I drilled 1/8" pilot holes where it indicated tv backing. Well I guess my drill bit was too long and it straight thru to the outside of my trailer. Nothing big. Just tiny holes. More concerned about rain getting in there. Does anyone have any recommendations regarding what to fill those tiny holes with? Thank you ahead of time.
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You did not say where they are on the outside so don't know how ugly this would be. If not too noticeable put a little calking in the holes and then a couple small stainless screws. You could even paint the screw heads to make them less noticeable.
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There are several resin based products made to fill holes in fiberglass boats, getting it match white should not be too hard. Just Google for "white fiberglass boat repair" and study the results to find something that works for you.
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Old 07-17-2016, 12:03 AM   #4
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Agree with Brian however if you are intending to use these holes you drilled to mount the TV still, you will need to be sure to use very short screws on the outside so they don't hit the TV mounting screws inside. If you use stainless screws I wouldn't paint them, you will just damage the paint when you install them anyway and besides probably the only person that would even notice they are there is you
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10-4 on the screws with a little sealent on them, that way it looks like something that was supposed to be there, other than a few daps of caulk !
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If it were me I would simply drill the holes out to the desired required size for the TV hanger bracket get some nice stainless bolts and stainless Fender washers. Caulk the heads of the bolts slide them through the wall go to the inside mounting bracket be done with it just make sure the folks are just long enough to reach everything with the washers. It would look like the books belong there. No one would be the wiser. That would cover two issues The oops and the hanging the TV on the wall.... Dusty
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I guess that you have a Fiberglas exterior. There are shops and boat repair experts that can fix your holes that they will hardly be seen. I wouldn't tackle this and botch the job. Using sealants before a repair will only cause more problems. Cover the holes with tape till you can get a proper repair.
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Take your trailer to a Body Shop to have a few small drill bit holes repaired ????? I have heard of "Deep Pockets" but this takes the cake !!

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Screws always look "official". Repairs almost always look like repairs.
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Are the holes on the outside somewhere you could use an extra light or a decal of some kind?
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I would personally try to do the cleanest silicone or white caulk job as possible and leave it alone. you could fill the hole with caulk and scrape off the residual with a credit card. everyone makes mistakes and nobody will ever notice only you as someone else already said. It comes down to how much you want a spend and how much of a perfectionist you are with stuff like this.
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Go to west marine and get a gel coat repair kit that has various colour tubes. Match colour as best as possible and fill hole. Sand with 1500 grit wet sandpaper, use rubbing compound then use polish.
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I messed up in a similar fashion. My solution was a small patch cut from EternaBond tape. Worked just fine.
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Go to west marine and get a gel coat repair kit that has various colour tubes. Match colour as best as possible and fill hole. Sand with 1500 grit wet sandpaper, use rubbing compound then use polish.
This is the right answer. . Fiberglass is not difficult to work with or repair. Of all the mediums I have worked with, welding steel, framing with wood, etc. I like working with fiberglass the best. When you are done you will feel like you learned a new skill and will be more confident when you take out that mailbox you didn't see.
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