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Old 02-06-2019, 11:48 AM   #1
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Rear Bay Door...Need Advice

On my 2004 Mountain Aire, the previous owner hooked a "guy wire" on a light pole. It pulled the "skin" back on the front leading edge. With effort from a "c clamp" it will compress against the frame.
Is there a glue or bonding agent that has the strength to hold it in place.
I know the door skin will still have a slight bend to it. It does not leak and opens and closes easily.
However, if possible, I would prefer not to have to totally replace it and go thru the issues of matching paint.
Any advice from the knowledgeable folks on here is appreciated.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:00 PM   #2
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I think I'd pull those 2 sheetmetal screws out and see if longer screws might reach what looks like something on the back of the skin.
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If you are able to sand the area with sand paper, than some mineral spirits, spread some JB Weld and clamp it together for couple of days, it will hold.
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You will have to:

Remove the struts and door from the RV. Dependent on the distance you might be able to slide it off the rail end (there are phillips head screws and tabs that first have to be removed from the underside of the rail) or some have had luck in raising the door and "slapping" it up to disengage the door from the rail.

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Bend the sheet metal back to straight. Will take some muscle. this is important because there is only foam behind the sheet metal and even if the glue was strong, what you are attaching to is not. So the metal spring back will break the foam. This is the hard part to do. You can put a dowel under the skin and over the foam to work the panel down to bend it back. Take care not to bend the panel in any one place too much as to blister the paint. If this step is not successful, then you will have to replace the outside skin completely which is a larger project. I documented how I did mine in my MountainAir Return from the Dead thread.

You can take the phillips head screws out, but you will find that the rails are also glued to the foam. So, to straighten the rail, you might have to cut the rail out of the foam doing minimal damage to the foam. Once that is straightened, glue and put the screws back.

Use 2K Urethane glue. Can't eat foam, has to cure with no air. Needs to be a 2 part glue for complete drying. This is what real body shops use. Not a job for JB weld.

Then, put glue as deep as you can get it between the foam and the metal panel interior.
Weight the panel down and let it dry two days. Put some paper and then a piece of plywood and then lots of weights to squeeze the panel flat.

Reinstall. This should be a half day project (other than drying time). Don't expect it to be perfect when done. Perfect will require body work or panel replacement and certainly paint.
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Oh, you might have to cut the panel away from the foam a few inches higher than the current bend to get access to the spot the sheet metal is mostly bent.
The ideal way is with a hot wire that most don't have in their tool box. Can also be done with a hacksaw blade that you attach some Pull wires to on both ends with some dowling to hold the wire by two folks.

some info on 2K Urethane

A complete door sans paint is around $1K from Newmar. Painting would be $400 or so dependent on how many colors and striping. Labor to replace the door would be $300...so that's the savings.
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