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Old 06-22-2016, 07:16 AM   #5433
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Terry,
Good tips, I have also used the dish washing soap in the shop as a hand cleaner.
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Terry,

Nice fiberglass repair job. My Dad made a "hatchet" for cutting wood (over 60 years ago. It was made out of a material similar to what a leaf spring would be Jerry believes. You put it on a piece of wood you want to split, hit it with a hammer, and the wood splits. It has a fiberglass handle on it. Because my Dad made it, I want to keep it and pass it down. The handle is not good and now I know what to do with it.

My Dad would not want it sitting around, he made it to cut wood with and it should be used for that purpose. This way I can keep it in good repair and usable.

I'm also glad to see you using a mask when sanding. The dust particles can really mess up the lungs. Always keep it safe.

Thanks for the tips and please keep posting here since I do read these and just watching this video will allow me to not only repair my Dad's tool but to keep using it. We will bringing it along when we do the Meet & Greet in August 2017 and I will show it to you then. All repaired.

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Old 06-22-2016, 07:22 AM   #5435
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Lloyd, Yup we have a trip planned down to Ohio, not sure when, and hopefully some weekends here shortly. Tim, hopefully you can get that foot cleared up. Okay Gordon said that maybe I should keep putting the links to all the videos, wasn't sure if I should so we will keep going. We are starting another project series (not RV related, that's why I wasn't sure) but maybe it could be if your TV was a truck. So here is the preview of what we are going to be doing, (hint I've already started)
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Terry, good job on the video on using fiberglass. For anyone that has never used the process before, you might be able to practice on a repair that will not be as visible. I have used fiberglass to repair the air conditioner covers on roof of MH that were beginning to crack and get brittle with time. And vent covers also. That gets you thru the process of mixing the resin, laying the matt, and smoothing the result. Then when you get that process working, you can move on to more visible repairs. I started years ago fixing a sun roof for a golf cart that had cracked. I will be going back to my MH tomorrow and will take a picture of a cracked wheel well trim piece that was attacked by a construction cone while I was driving a couple of months ago. That is going to be a challenge to fix.

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Frank, Lynne, Thanks just tips that I have learned thru the years, hopefully someone can use them, I think we all have a few tips up our sleeves, some you just don't think about because you use them all the time or when you need'em. I'll try to pass along some of mine. Lynne, that's great about your dads tool nice that you can fix it up. Yup I use a dust/paint mask all the time fiberglass is especially nasty in dust form, it is a form of glass with all the ability to do damage, that's why it itches so, by the way wash in COLD water after sanding otherwise hot water opens up your pores and it can really make you itch, (ask me how I know THAT!) Lonesome, ain't that the truth! Guess what it's raining
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Good Morning, Rain has stopped , back to the Tot'r today. Here is the second in the series of the chevy restore, more talking........but explaining what and why I'm using.
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Good Afternoon, Well finally got a good day weather wise so I got the aluminum on the rear of the Tot'r coach body, in the picture in the sun it looks like alot of ripples ect but when you see it in "person" it doesn't? just reflection maybe? There is a rain gutter that goes above the door along the full length of the aluminum where it transitions to the rear cap.
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That's sweet!!!...a shiny hinney...lol

But seriously good work Terry
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Nice Terry!

That looks very good. I like it.

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Thanks guys! I now have the rain gutter up and waiting for the paint to dry on the door eyebrow/rain shield. In the mean time I'm wet sanding the Chevy P/U, can't waste any time
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Looking good Terry, another thing checked off the Tot'r build.
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Thanks Frank, It seems there is an endless supply of things to check off rain gutter and door eyebrow......check. we also got the P/U nose wet sanded.
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