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Old 09-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Gelcoat problem, have you seen this?



It almost looks like someone let loose with a 12 ga. and bird shot but as you can see by the picture the flaws are popping out from under the gelcoat. These are mostly on one side(maybe the sun side when it was stored before we bought it).

Has anyone seen this? If so is there a fix?

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Last year when I was looking for a new unit, I saw this type of problem on a couple of early 2000's Winnebago's and as you might expect walked away from the deal(s). when talking to one of the owners they said they had had some repaired but it was not cheap. Good luck.
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It's called "gelcoat blistering"-you see it sometimes on fiberglass boats, too. In the case of Rv's the usual cause is water saturation of the luan substrate which causes the watertight gelcoat to lift.

Here's an explanatory link http://www.cranecomposites.com/_pdfs...ring_65140.pdf
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Those are called Osmotic Blisters, very common on boats. Can happen anything with a fiberglass body or skin though. Moisture is pulled into the fiberglass and without a means of evaporation the bubbles or blisters occur from separation. This generally occurs (at least in boats) from less than stellar fiberglass work that leaves air pockets in the gelcoat. Can be fixed but it's not cheap.
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It's called "gelcoat blistering"-you see it sometimes on fiberglass boats, too. In the case of Rv's the usual cause is water saturation of the luan substrate which causes the watertight gelcoat to lift.

Here's an explanatory link http://www.cranecomposites.com/_pdfs...ring_65140.pdf
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