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Old 10-01-2014, 10:33 AM   #1
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Repairing tears in the rounded front / rear of roof

The roof of my 2005 JayFeather had rotted out, so I ripped it out, re-built and am re-installing it now. Big project!

Getting the roof off and back on wasn't easy, and the rounded material at the front and back which joins the front and rear walls to the roof was badly damaged. There are long tears at each corner.

I understand that these are actually one piece which run the length of the front and rear walls. So replacing them will be another really big job and I'm hoping to be able to patch them.

I'm not sure what the material is - it looks like it could be vinyl or maybe fibreglass. Is there anyone here who knows what the material is so that I can figure out how to patch it?

Thanks for your time!

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Old 10-01-2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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Here's an update on this. First, here are pictures of the project.

I called the dealer and they said that it is fiberglass and can be patched like any other fiberglass.

I called Jayco and they said that it is a product made by Filon. I went to Filon's web site and found out that the material is called Glass Reinforced Plastic, and that it is pretty close to vinyl that has been reinforced with glass much like fiberglass.

I found another manufacturer of Glass Reinforced Plastic who provide instructions for repair, which look just like fiberglass repair.

So the dealer was basically right, and I just need to patch this like fiberglass.

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