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Old 08-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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little mishap with 2012 seneca thoughts appreciated

hi all

thanks for looking
any thoughts would be appreciated

hit a basketball hoop on passenger side edge of cabover.
dented and removed paint down to exposed fiberglass (size of dime) and 5 inch scuff not through paint.
have quotes at body shop of approx 500 to fill and repaint.
would anyone use eternabond (in gray ) to fix this. would order the 6 inch wide and do the front and rear caps at the same time. $ 100 for all
the grey and silver paint wont match. the patch would be 6 inch by 12 inch

any thoughts or other thoughts appreciated
currently covered with duct tape
have about 4 oz of of each color of touch up paint for simple repairs


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Old 08-01-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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Most marine stores have a small fiberglass repair kit in white, similar to body filler. You could then paint it.

If you need more paint, most auto paint stores can make up aerosol cans if you give them the paint code, or you can get larger quantities of touch-up. I had all the colors for our 2008 made up in 1/2 pints and have one aerosol can of the dark brown. You will also need a can of thinner/hardener for the 1/2 pints and a aerosol can of clear coat.

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Old 08-05-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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I would not recommend going to a normal body shop, Go to a shop that works on RVs and Boats. We are dealing with fiberglass and gel coat and from my experience Body shops have limited experience with RV and boats. The fiberglass kit that grumpy spoke of can also be colored prior to catalizing so that you can get as close a match as the eye will allow. You still need a coat of Gel Coat to make it water proof. I don't know what part of the country your in but here in Phoenix we have two places that you can go, Fracture Fiberglass or for the Gel Coat and some good advice Sticky Stuff Sales. Marvin has been all over and he just might have a name or number for you.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:54 PM   #4
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Don't feel bad. Just beturned from a 3,600 mile trip out west. Had no issues with the RV or any driving mishapes.
Next day we were washing the RV and had to back up about 3 feet. Nocked/broke the passenger side mirror off and cracked the fiberglass on the running board.
Was sick for days.
Finally back together as of today.
S......... Happens!
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:53 AM   #5
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WOW! I feel your pain. When I first purchased my Class C I was bringing it home for the first time and was being very careful to watch for overhangs, branches, wires etc. I pulled into my driveway and jumped out of the cab. I looked up and was 2 inches from the basketball hoop! Just missed it! If it had made contact I probably would have caused major damage to my slide awning.
Hope you find a solution and get back out there RVing!
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