Originally Posted by thepilot
Has anyone removed and filled in their cab over window? Tired of replacing and resealing the window (and a soggy bed!!) This is in a smooth fiberglass shell....any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
Nice toyota. V6 or 22RE?
I haven't done it, but I'd approach it like any sort of fiberglass repair. You'll be blending marine grade (hopefully) plywood that's been pre-coated into the existing fiberglass structure. That assumes your cab is fiberglass and not some plastic composite.
West Marine has a good selection of epoxy resins. Two things are key:
1) Getting a good bond with existing materials.
2) Final "paint" will be a combination of a hard fill and blending. With an older rig, I generally choose not to to try and match, but I use a different color of gelcoat that attempts to look intentional. I really like using it with 3M rocker panel spray - especially since it hides imperfections, it's flexible, and it's exposed to "chips" up there in the front area.
My call would be for very little filler. Either it's glass-based or it's a sand-able (buildable) primer. Don't take short cuts. You're talking several hundred dollars in materials alone to get it right. If you've never done body work, I'm not sure that you want to try this, btw... Not without some help...