Roof repair

PP Bear

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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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Baycott
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Great job. Would it not be possible to sand down damaged area and then use filler before smoothing and polish!
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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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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