GRP + Scratch

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  1. gdf

    gdf Read Only Funster

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    After a disagreement with a gutter the van is left with a scratch (that can be felt) along the side.

    Any suggestions as to how to repair?

    Dave
     
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    use fine wet n dry paper then polish .as in a rubbing compound. or add a vinyl stripe or sticker . works every time.
     
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    if its a very deep scratch see if your local kitchen fitter/supplier will sell you some filler.

    they use a coloured resin to repair kitchen worktops.....may just have the correct colour.
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Get some Gelcoat and fill it with a fine brush, then rub down and polish with T Cut

    Peter
     
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    Quiet right to use gellcoat, Buff first to clean surrounding area, thus ensuring a better paint match. Remove any loose bits and fine sand. Then fill with gell of a suitable colour if poss. Plastic padding used to sell some years ago in white, don't know if its still available. As gellcoat needs to be covered from the air to go off hard it keeps rubbery for days,(unless adding a drop of the proper wax as used in when fiberglassing roofs). Brush it on and cover with sellotape from the bottom up. This seals it and follows the vehicles form, ideal for hull scratches on boats. It also allows you to squeese the air bubbles out as you go along and end up with a near flat surface and no runs. Next day remove tape and fine sand with a rubber block to keep the repair flat, buff up and spray if nessesary . Just done my plastic wheel arch and made a good job, hope it's of help.
     
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