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Old 02-09-2016, 03:36 PM   #1
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Repairing holes in fiberglass

Working in my 1981 Tioga I've found that there have been some modifications over the years that I would like to remove. What is the best way to repair the holes left in the exterior fiberglass siding from some of these modifications.

I'm not too concerned about looks since this thing us ten different shades of faded, but I still want to keep things tidy.
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Cloth and resin, Bondo, depending on size of hole. Available in auto or boat parts stores.
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Working in my 1981 Tioga I've found that there have been some modifications over the years that I would like to remove. What is the best way to repair the holes left in the exterior fiberglass siding from some of these modifications.

I'm not too concerned about looks since this thing us ten different shades of faded, but I still want to keep things tidy.
How big of holes are you talking about?
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Screw holes or large holes?

For screw holes and small small holes visit a well stocked boat store as they they sell small color matched resin with hardener that you apply like putty.

Not cheap but worked miracles on our bayliner.

If holes were for accessories like a vent or outlet then visit the hardware store electrical department and look for an outlet cover that can be screwed in place or get the outlet kit and mount an outlet in the hole.

If larger then mount a chunk of plywood in the hole and glass it over...supplies at boat store.

Photos will help.
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you need to put gel coat on top of the resin and cloth before bondo
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Most of the holes are small screw holes, but I have one spot where the old furnace vents have been blocked and I would just rather remove them.

Thanks for all the great ideas.
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Screw holes use boat repair resin or if you want cheap then get some 5 minute epoxy and mix up then push some in the hole follow with clear tape to hold it in place.

Prep by careful scraping high spots with sharp knife and clean with acetone or alcohol.

The epoxy will wick against the tape or if screw hole too large then with toothpick rub epoxy into sides of hole then allow it to start to setup then place thicker stuff in hole.

Tape to give smooth surface then wait 2 days for full cure before removing tape and sanding.
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