Roof repair

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  1. Baycott

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    Today I got round to repairing the roof of our Autotrail Tracker that I damaged by catching a shop sign last month. All carried out with the help of my friend and neighbour. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Thanks Roy!!!
     

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    Wow, brilliant job!! I think it takes skill and guts to cut a hole, take out the broken and then do such a good job on it :)

    We know who to come too now then, don't we (y)
     
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    Excellent job
     
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  4. musson

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    That looks spot on great job
     
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    Very impressive. You must be really pleased with the results.(y)
     
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    Great job. Would it not be possible to sand down damaged area and then use filler before smoothing and polish!
     
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    My thoughts too made a job and a half outa that one
     
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    The results look great - well done (y)
     
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    No it was a lot worse than it looks in the photos. It was so soft that you could easily have pushed a finger through it. I think too soft to fill against.
     
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    Nice looking job there, i had to make a similar repair last year, glad when it turns out well.
     
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    couple of strips of duct tape and some white paint :rofl:
     
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    white duct tape mun
     
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    Couldn't find any. Only had silver and it stuck out like a sore thumb:rofl::rofl:
     
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    2013-06-28 16.29.00.jpg 2013-07-08 15.24.29.jpg 2013-07-12 13.08.13.jpg 2013-07-12 15.56.52.jpg 2013-07-12 15.56.14.jpg happened 3 weeks before france trip last year so just had a go and still looks ok. i can always get a new sticker to put over it later if i think it needs it but not noticeable so far.
     
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    Thanks. I did try to get the decal but Auto trail don`t keep them, i had a contact which i hope ive put safe somewhere also a sign writer i know reckons he can copy one. But i will probably only get one if i sell it .
     
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    Hi Baycott

    Nice job but in my opinion (20 years running a composite business) you would have been OK to grind away the Gelcoat and then harden up the remaining soft fibre with a polyester resin and then fill and paint.

    I am not trying to criticise, rather offer an alternative option for anybody unlucky enough to be faced with the same problem.

    In business we repaired a lot of carbon fibre bike frames and never cut areas away completely as it would cause a high stress point and the ultimate repair would not be as structurally sound, motorhome bodywork is not as highly stressed of course so either method works OK.

    Martin
     
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    Thanks for the advice Martin (y)
    Should I be unlucky enough to have another repair to do I will bear your suggestion in mind. ;)
     
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    Appreciate Martin's point, however that looks to be a great repair job(y)
     
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