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Old 05-05-2022, 05:13 PM   #29
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Fiberglass repair

This is easy to fix with epoxy and fiberglass filters. The most problematic part is matching the color. Sometimes itís easier to mask off and paint.
This project takes a little time every day until the patch doesnít show. Getting the surface smooth is vital. I often used water to make it shiny, spotting more to be done.
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What's on the other side of the cap? Maybe you can remove a bed or wall on the inside and push the dent out from the inside. Might be more trouble than it's worth.
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Old 05-05-2022, 05:25 PM   #31
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Is there a fix

There are many pointless dent repair. They are great at their craft and reasonably priced.
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Old 05-05-2022, 05:30 PM   #32
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Paint - less dent repair, if its metal. They are great and affordable.

I used this guy in Phoenix AZ. His web site shows befor and after pics. I am sure you have someone in your area that can fix that dent at a reasonable price. Good Luck
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Old 05-05-2022, 08:08 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by OldWEB View Post
Well, I'd have a Pepsi!
All kidding aside, itís probably aluminum so get some dry ice and rub it against the dent, that may pull the metal back into shape. Or,, thereís always the fix-a-dent guys could probably correct it.
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Old 05-05-2022, 08:37 PM   #34
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Turned too sharp while backing on uneven surface and wrinkled our cargo trailer. 2 pieces of aluminum diamond plate and looks like it belongs.
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Old 05-05-2022, 10:11 PM   #35
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Anyone know a fix for this without replacing the whole cap?
Suction cups and hot glue gun sticks used at 'PAINTLESS DENT REMOVAL" body shops? Might send PIC to one of them and see what they say?
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Old 05-05-2022, 10:19 PM   #36
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just leave it and look at it all the time to remind you to be carefull. Or could just trade it in for a new one.
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Old 05-05-2022, 11:02 PM   #37
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OP Keep in mind that your time is worth something. Let's call it $20 to $60 an hour. Investigating, determining what to do, body work, painting, appearance, durability, ...

Get rough quote on repair and if too high then either do nothing or consider covering it with decent material which will cost some money but is low risk, should look fine for most people and likely would not take much time or skill to do.

I would be tempted to not seal around outside of cover but seal well around perimeter under cover and where screws would pierce (under) cover with a gap at bottom for moisture to drain.
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Old 05-05-2022, 11:48 PM   #38
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What? Nobody's suggested 'duck' tape yet?
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Old 05-06-2022, 03:03 AM   #39
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Get a chisel-point Sharpie in black or red and draw some large arrows around it pointing at it and come up with a good “I hit a 16-point deer” story and use it as a conversation piece. We just bought a 45’ Tiffin Allegro Bus (used of course) and I got way to close to a small tree making a turn in an RV park and I left 6 really good scratch marks on one of the slides. My wife refuses to let me get it painted until I learn how to drive it (probably not such a bad idea) but it’s really driving me crazy knowing it’s there. She actually reminded of it this evening over dinner. She’s such a loving wife! RVs are a lot like helicopters. They will humble you.
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Stop banging you head on the cap when checking the battery box!
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Old 05-06-2022, 10:03 AM   #41
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It's not going to be an easy repair. The crease at the top of the dent means the metal has been stretched and it isn't just going to pop out. Filling the dent with Bondo and covering it with a sticker may look good for a day or two, but it's eventually going to pop out and look even worse.

I have seen some trailers that have the entire lower front section covered with diamond plate aluminum sheet material. It may cost a bit more at the start, but if done properly, it not only looks good, but will protect the front of your trailer from rock chips and more dents.
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Old 05-06-2022, 11:09 AM   #42
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Repair as best you can and then take it to a vehicle wrap place and have them put fake diamond plate up high enough to cover the repair. Or, order it from Amazon and attempt it yourself. The pattern should camouflage imperfections pretty well.
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