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Old 12-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Fiberglass Repair Question

I discovered a small gouge in the fiberglass of my RV the other day. It's probably been there since before I bought it judging by what appears as if it might be some weathering. See attached photo. I'm wondering what the preferred method of repair would be. It's so small it's hard to imagine using fiberglass tape and all the attending procedures that go with that. I don't know... I don't know anything about repairing things like this. Is there some sort of putty, some Bondo-like substance made for fiberglass, that I could do a little patching with and not have to do any sanding or painting? Something that is white and may be close to the white of my RV? Thanks.
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Try going to a marine supply place and getting a patch kit. Not sure what it is called but it is a 2 part epoxy, similar to JB Weld only in white. I used some years ago to fix a hole in a white plastic toilet and it works great. I know the package said it would work on most plastics and fibreglass.
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Try going to a marine supply place and getting a patch kit. Not sure what it is called but it is a 2 part epoxy, similar to JB Weld only in white. I used some years ago to fix a hole in a white plastic toilet and it works great. I know the package said it would work on most plastics and fibreglass.
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Bondo will stick to fiberglass as well as it sticks to metal.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:30 AM   #5
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For that small an area I would suggest using a spot putty. It is available from several companies and much easier to work with. No mixing and sands easier.

Evercoat fiberglass 403 is available at Walmart.
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I would just repair it with gelcoat, which is what the fiberglass wall is most likely covered with.
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Bondo makes a fiberglass repair filler. Works great. Same as they use on fiberglass auto bodies.
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Try going to a marine supply place and getting a patch kit. Not sure what it is called but it is a 2 part epoxy, similar to JB Weld only in white. I used some years ago to fix a hole in a white plastic toilet and it works great. I know the package said it would work on most plastics and fibreglass.
What Tred is suggesting is a product called Marine Tex. It is good stuff
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