Bed Rams fixed but damaged the table

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  1. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Good News
    Changed the two hydraulic rams on my overcab bed, its now perfect, bit of a fiddly job but not that difficult to do.

    Bad News
    Whilst changing the rams dropped the hammer and now have a hole the size of a 50p in the table top :swear2::swear2:. Gonna cover it in a piece of gaffa tape and hope Jan doesn't see it or I'll have a hole the same size in my forehead. :Eeek:

    Does anyone know of a way to repair these as we already had a couple of small dents which were hardly worth the bother but now it'll need doing.
    Thanks (y)(y)
     
  2. JeanLuc

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    I have just filled a much smaller hole in mine (dropped a book corner-down from the overhead locker).
    I used ColorFill which is available in many shades (but not in local DIY sheds - they only stock a very few). For a hole the size you describe, you would need to build it up carefully with several layers.

    Here is the Colorfill website: http://www.colorfill.co.uk/index.php In the 'Buy' tab there is an option to 'find my colorfill' which starts a colour matching wizard. Once you have the right shade, take the reference number than you need a supplier.
    This is the Ebay shop I used:http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Endeavour-...9982010&_sid=1158671950&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

    N.B. you need to get solvent too - that is not available separately in local stores so buy a bottle online. I'm not sure if the Ebay shop above sells it so I bought mine here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400702923...49&var=670249177417&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    Also, of course, the repair will be a single colour, not mottled like the original Hymer top. I think the only way to overcome that problem is to cover the whole table with a new sheet of laminate, but that is unlikely to match the rest of the surfaces in the van.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. Plumberman

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    Hi Forestboy,
    Glad to hear you've repaired your bed but a tad unfortunate you dropped the hammer.
    The only product I know of is colour seal , I think that's the name,and it is used to seal butt and scribe joints on kitchen work top joints to make them waterproof.
    B&Q have it on the shelf in a wide range of colours.
    Hope this helps, good luck with Jan when she finds out.
     
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    Whoops,JeanLuc beat me to it.
     
  5. hilldweller

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    Talking of whoops, what is your avatar picture ?
     
  6. bungy

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    of all the things that could end your time on this earth....who'd have thought a 50p sized hole in a table would be the catalyst!!!

    Id wish you a swift end to the inevitable pain, but alas, i very much doubt Jan will be merciful

    you could cover it with a nice table cloth...thatll impress her:clap2:...but dont say your discovering your feminine side as i suspect the end result will be the same as just owning up...
     
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    Hi Hilldweller,the avatar is screen shot from the film RV with Robin Williams,and is the bit where he leaves his handbrake off and rolls into a lake.
     
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    Knew I could rely on you for good advise, but don't worry matey I'll pay you back Sunday if I can still walk.
     
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    Thats brilliant thanks (y)
     
  10. Lisa

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    We used this company, on a repair to a speckled worktop in a hire motorhome. Couldn't see the repair at all and the owner was over the moon with it (thankfully). National coverage and when we phoned, they were out within 2 hours.
    http://www.plastic-surgeon.co.uk/surface/laminate-repair/
     
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