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Old 03-21-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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Well had a little bubble forward below the mirrors on both sides so I removed the trim pieces to see if I could fix it through there. And the answer was yes and no. 😡
Had to drill a small hole on the left side to inject some wood rot glue and it worked. The reason for the wood rot was that the leading edges of the panels were not sealed. So when you drive in the rain the water would soak into the wood. Once all edges were sealed with silicone and seal tape it is fixed and will never Rot again from that spot.

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Thanks for sharing, Johndale!

Sounds like that fix should work for you!

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Old 03-23-2015, 07:19 PM   #3
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Very poor design, glad you could fix it without spending major dollars.
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Maybe you can help this guy out.

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I have the same thing and I thought about mounting a side camera on each side to help to pull the bubble back in after I applied some "git rot" epoxy in the holes for the side cameras. it looks like you think the moisture was getting in around the leading edges of the side laminate. I also thought of that also but not sure. I thought it was maybe leaking down from the mirrors, where they are mounted, and not draining like they should.
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What is "git rot" epoxy? Any brand work or is it a special manufacturer that makes it??

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What is "git rot" epoxy? Any brand work or is it a special manufacturer that makes it??

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X2 on the Git Rot. Its really just a very fluid two part epoxy, the seeps into every crack, crevice or absorbant wood. Used it on the plywood under my fridge which was starting to separate. Worked great, now thst surface is waterproof.
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While my issue wasn't as bad as the pic Mike posted, I did have some delamination from a leak around the stove vent. Used some West epoxy and info from here to fix it.
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Used 3/4" plywood over cardboard and 2x4's wedged against the house to "clamp it". I'm not 100% happy with the results. My fault not the epoxy. I put the epoxy into caulk tubes and had a plastic tube taped to a piece of 1/4" copper to get the epoxy up into the side wall. Inject and move the tube. Then push on the wall to get it to stick/set. Repeat until $100 of epoxy is dripping onto the driveway.
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The problem with dry rot is that it is like a cancer and unless it is removed totally it continues. You cannot simply inject git rot and be done with it. It will persist.
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