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Old 07-08-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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Rebuilt the overhead (water damage) and a few lingering issues

Hello everybody.

I have a Coachmen Santara that had some leaking issues before I got it and I had to rebuild the entire overhead, including the first part of the roof under the rubber. I sealed everthing with Eternabond when I out the trim back down, but I have a few problems that I can't wrap my head around.

1) The main thing that bothers me is on the driver side. When we were peeling the filon off of the rotten wood it cracked and the decision was made to cut it and I'd repair it later, but I couldn't find wood of the right thickness for the repair so I had to go with something a little thicker and now the 2 sides of the cut do not line up level. I put a strip of Eternabond over the seam but I need some idea of what I can use for trim to cover it.

2) I used Dap contact cement to glue the filon to the new wood, and after just a couple of months all of it has failed and it looks like the molding and Eternabond are the only things holding the filon on. It's all new wood, but with the failed contact cement it looks like it's totally delaminated and gives the appearance of water damage- even though I know there is not any.

3) The joints where the moldings used to meet up don't quite meet up anymore because the moldings got bent up during removal and I couldn't get them right again. I have a couple of places where there is about a 1/4" gap. What should I use to seal that up?

I have put in WAY too much time and money on this project to let it stay like this and take the chance of having it happen again. Please let me know if you have any ideas on what I should do!
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