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  1. grandpabeard

    grandpabeard Read Only Funster

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    Hi all we have a demountable motor home and we have had a slight prang in it.:cry: the side has a dent/scrape about 3-4" long and about 1" high it has cut into the aluminum I have straightened it out and put some waterproof tape over it and then put plastic over that what would the best thing to repair it until I can get the panel replaced
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Sounds about right for a good temp repair.

    Peter
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Get into Halfords, buy a pack of fibreglass filled filler and some oxide paper. Rough up the sunken parts and fill with the filler. It will be stronger than the ali. Not much more effort to do a permanent job if you can get matching paint.
     
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    Filler and fibreglass are porous. Seal with a waterproof plastic resin bond first to seal up the crack/split, and then fill over as required. Make sure you use some good quality filler. Rub down initially with 80 grit, and work your way down to 1500-2000. You will need to reskim a few times - no one gets it right fist time! Once tat is done and flat, wet and dry and prime, 3 or 4 layers wet and dry and top coat 3 or 4 layers, flat and buff.

    You could always get a quote from a bodyshop - you would be surprised how cheap they can be. I would expect no more than £400 to repair and repaint the side of a demountable at top whack rates.
     
  5. vindiboy

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    Seems a bit drastic to replace the panel for minor damage like that with all the possible leaks due to possible bad sealing of joints, I would just fill the damage with waterproof resin, paint the area of damage and then cover the repaired area with a sticker, transfer or reflector of some sort.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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