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Old 03-26-2019, 12:35 PM   #1
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Talking Covering up fiberglass patch job

Hi everyone!

Desperately looking for ideas on covering up a fiberglass patch on the front of my TT w/o having to re-paint the whole front - I'd like to avoid the color mismatch. The hole is about a foot from the bottom of the trailer so I was thinking to cover it up with a rock guard of some sort - I'll get the added bonus of covering up other rock chips. I've thought about aluminum diamond plate or doing a rock guard coating.

Any recommendations on rock guard coatings or tips to install of aluminum diamond plate to fiberglass front (I've searched the web and haven't found any good videos)?

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I had a trailer tongue stuck through the back of my last motor home. It went in just to the side of center of the ladder. I was able to cut an over sized plate of smooth 1/8" aluminum to put between the bottom ladder attachments and it looked factory. You could get the diamond plate shiny or black to complement your trailer. Maybe use some door edge trim or some regular aluminum camper trim with the plastic insert to cover the edges.
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Personally I would patch the hole to ensure its water tite, then buy a piece of aluminum diamd plate and fit it over the front. Make a cardboard template, take it to a sheet metal shop they will cut it out for you. Then buy a roll of automotive grade double side tape to afix it in place. Followed by a few aluminum self taping screws.
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Inexpensive fix. Mask off the area you want done and spray with automotive undercoater. You can get spray cans at any auto parts store or even wal mart
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Old 03-28-2019, 03:37 PM   #5
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Appreciate all the feedback. I'm going to give aluminum diamond plating it a try!
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