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Old 10-28-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
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Punched a small dent in our fiberglass door ...

Hey Gang,

So, as luck would have it we already dinged up our brand new camper. One of my little girls was coming out of the door as a gust of wind picked up. The wind took the door and slammed it into the plastic stop that is mounted on the wall of the camper (why don't they put a rubber end on those things?). So of course it dented the door/cracked the fiberglass in a small area no bigger than a quarter. As a stop gap I got myself a rubber stopper and caulked it to the door; I also caulked the dented area that the stopper did not cover.

So .... what's my better fix option here and how do I do it?

Thanks much.

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Old 10-28-2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by s1njin View Post
Hey Gang,

... (why don't they put a rubber end on those things?). ...
So .... what's my better fix option here and how do I do it?

Thanks much.
I hear you about the plastic stop. The end was crumbling from UV degradation on my 2001. As it is hollow, I just glued a short stub of red rubber air hose into the end with Goop glue. Been working fine and is now much quieter.

Were I you, I would go to Home Depot or other store and buy a round plastic knob guard plate intended for plaster walls. You can then use sealant on the hole and cover the repair with the flat plate knob guard.

They come with adhesive strips, but for outdoor use I would use some added Goop glue too. Goop sealant would also work just fine to repair the hole before installing the cover. It is also available at Home Depot.

The knob guard probably doesn't have any UV protection so if you don't paint it for protection then it might need replacement after some years.

I'm certain that there are other ideas to repair the damage too.

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