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Old 11-21-2021, 09:19 PM
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Default Fiberglass repair results

Several weeks ago I posted a question related to repairing a butchered fiberglass cutout the previous builder did to the door latch area. After reviewing the responses I decided to go for it. I ground the surfaces on both sides. I then applied two layers of chopped glass. After curing I clamped in place an aluminum angle to act as a dam to form the upper tapered inlet surface. I first coated it with a thin layer of silicone grease to act as a release agent. Next I drilled thru the new fiberglass backer and positioned three flathead screws that are used to secure the latch. They also were coated with silicone grease. I then mixed up d some JB Weld. I let it set up for about 90 minutes so that it was not so runny. I applied the JB Weld around the screws and against the dam. I used a razor blade to level the epoxy. After cured I removed the dam, the screws and the dam. I lightly sanded the area and cut out the backer in the triangular opening. A little primer later and all looks great. Thanks for the help
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Old 11-21-2021, 09:42 PM
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Much improved, good job!
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:20 AM
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Tell me where you live, I'm gonna swing by with my doors that need some fiberglass work. lol.
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