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Old 10-09-2015, 08:27 AM   #1
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Filling holes in sidewall

I searched for a thread on this but did not find it. I have to relocate one of my storage door hold open latches. This left two holes in the exterior of my coach. I filled the holes with caulk to try to hold off moisture from the now exposes glass sheets and luan board.

This is my question: What can I use to fill in these holes more permanently that will look close to the original color (white).

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I'd use white Marine-Tex. Whatever you use, mask the area with blue tape beforehand, so you can apply flush with the surface and not have to sand.


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I would use PC11 epoxy. PC11 is white, unlike PC7 that is grey.
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:28 PM   #4
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Sounds good, I will need to remove the caulk and sand the area down flush then apply and hope the colors are similar.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:38 AM   #5
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Visit a marine supply or boat store.

Bayliner brand sells patch material that is a colored epoxy that yiu mix to fill gel coat dents and it works great.

For white it should match very close.

No sanding needed...

Clean out the sealer and use acetone to get all of it or maybe drill it out then place a piece of packing tape over the hole and rub it well to get it stuck well.

Poke out the hole then fill and tape over it so it will cling to the tape.

Remove top tape and touch off with fine 600 sand paper then if it looks good remove rest of tape and polish in with rubbing compound
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:56 AM   #6
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Yu can get a gel coat patch kit at most any marine store and many RV stores as well. Or Amazon or Ebay. For small holes, the "scratch" filler works fine. For larger ones you may need an epoxy type (two part).

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