Side skirt delaminating - any solutions?

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  1. magicsurfbus

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    More a cosmetic concern than anything, but has anyone got any inexpensive tips for tidying it up and/or arresting the process? The vehicle's 11 years old and is stored outdoors so I can't expect miracles.

    I've wondered about UV curing ding repair resin, which surfers use for patching up their boards, but I'd be interested to hear from anyone who's tackled this successfully.
     
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    I dont think that there's any 'cure' for this, because whatever you do to the damaged areas, the sun will still continue on the rest. :(

    Of coarse, you could always stop wearing a skirt.........(y)
     
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    I do between Monday and Friday, as you know only too well ;)
     
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    .......And you said you would never kiss and tell................:cry::cry::cry:
     
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    Look up gel coat on, say, ebay.
     
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    With a boat, then it's the gel coat that comes off, or, if it's the part of the hull that's under water, it's called Osmosis. Your skirt is constructed differently to the hull of a boat Robert. With a boat, they use rough fibre glass matting, bonded in layers, and finished with a brushed on gel coat.
     
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    Relatively simple repair for anyone with vehicle repair and painting experience.
    Using resin on a vertical surface would be like pushing water up hill
    A resin and mat mix (bridging filler) followed by standard body filler and then after preping paint the whole skirt for a totally invisible repair
     
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    I can't even see that it needs a fibreglass repair, it just looks like peeling paint to me, certainly not fibreglass delamination, any half decent body shops should be able to sort it.

    Martin
     
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    I agree with Martin.. looks like paint flaking off rather than de-lamination.. rub down and respray
     
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    I don't actually believe those side skirts are GRP and certainly not delaminating. That is lacquer peel ,plain and simple. You will need to remove the lacquer from the rest of the panel (fine wet and dry with plenty of soapy water and lots of elbow grease) and then plastic prime and re lacquer it.

    D.
     
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    as said above my mh is-was-is just the same. Once cleaned and lacquerd job done untill the next bit
     
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