A customer called recently asking if I can repair body damage to his Class C Winnebago.
It’s not possible to answer a question like this over the phone, so I arranged an inspection appointment. The poor RV owner swung too hard next to a garage corner and twisted the contoured corner trim and tore the rear panel of Filon fiberglass. The repair would include gelcoat finish and a new corner trim moulding and this was something I could handle on a mobile basis.
Finished! The left photo shows the finished repair. The right image shows the Filon panel completely snapped.
Inspecting the damage in person also revealed water damaged plywood substrate behind the damage, and this needed extensive restoration involving fiberglass lamination. The contour corner trim moulding was way too expensive for the owner, over $600 for an eight foot section, so the owner elected to have the twisted, scratched, and bent moulding restored. This added some effort, but the outcome was a success.
Photo showing rebuilt substrate, new solid timber, laminated in fiberglass.
The weather was not cooperating for fiberglass and gelcoat application, but some perseverance and a few reapplications resolved to a matched finish.
Left photo is the finished and color-matched gelcoat. The trim, showing in the right image was bent and twisted 90 degrees.
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