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Old 07-27-2021, 10:17 PM   #1
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Driver side fiberglass siding damage

Hi Everyone,

I bought a 1993 Jayco Eagle 210 RV. It came with fiberglass damage in the side.
Roughly size of 3x3 ft. Attached a picture of the damage.

I learned about the materials like Giberglass, Luan, styrofoam being used. But since this is my first time RV.. a bit unsure where to start to fix it diy.

Any suggestions, ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Srikar
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One DIY method might be;

Cover missing part in fiberglass/resin. Lots of youtube videos on using. I've replaced two boat floors using this method. I think you can find some resin and fiberglass at HD.
Tape and paint stripes to match.
You could also use wrap for the stripes and use the knifeless tape to cut it.
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Old 07-28-2021, 01:13 PM   #3
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I don't know much, if anything, about body work.

It looks to me like you have a lot more than just that one place to repair. The trim piece is held on with rivets. There appears to be a dip in the sheet metal about 3/4'
back from that spot.

I'd tuck a piece of painted tin under the edges and caulk the hell out of it.

Let us know how the repairs turn out.
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Way more than a simple repair to do correctly.


The luan, just to the right of the corner piece of plywood is delaminating and pulling apart. It looks to extend rearward, beyond the remaining fiberglass. You will never get a flat, strong bond as long as that delamination and cupping exists. It should be removed. Once removed, you will probably find the remaining layers are too thin to provide a good base. Maybe not.


To do this right and make it look decent, the trim pieces need to be removed, the remaining fiberglass needs to be removed back to a point where the luan is solid, then fiberglass matting can be applied, finished, painted, and the trim replaced.


I haven't even talked about the high likelihood of dry rot needing to be addressed in the remaining wood panels and studs. The bottom of that open area looks really suspect. It's been exposed to moisture for quite a while, IMO.


Lot of work.
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