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Old 06-06-2020, 05:32 PM   #1
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Rock throw at the front of the cab

Riding down i-81, 70mph, mowers on the side of the highway. I saw one ahead that was just starting to lower the mower and passed when they did and for a split second I saw a black object fly past the windshield and then a loud crack on the front of the cab. When I stopped to get gas I checked it out and it must have been a rock. Now I have a dime size puncture type damage on the front of the cab.

What's the odds? I figure I had 1 second or less to get hit by it. At least it's just fiberglass and not a window.

Thoughts on repair? Wondering if I just dab dicor in it and move on..

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Old 06-06-2020, 05:49 PM   #2
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Duct tape?? , Just kidding unless you want to get some estimates from a body shop or somewhere. You really need to keep the water out till it is repaired. Dicor or similar would work for me unless you have zero deductible and don't mind having a claim on your record.
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Thanks. Think it would be fine just leaving dicor with checkups? I'll do some googling too. Just wonder if you get it repaired if it would look worse.

Took another pick so you can see where it is. Blue tape marks the spot for now.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-06-2020, 09:46 PM   #4
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You could fill the hole with bytle tape or a filler of some sort, if it’s relatively deep, then Just put a piece of Eternalbond Tape over the spot.
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I’d echo some of what I’ve seen here. I’d clean out the hole as best I could and put some Dicor in it. Once the Dicor has dried, I’d put a piece of Eternabond over it and roll it on real good.

Either that or you could go through the expense of getting your dealer to replace the cap. It would probably be too cost prohibitive though.
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It would have been cheaper if it was a windshield.

On a 2 year old rig I would be calling the insurance company. If you go the decor /etherbond route as suggested you will lose between 5,000 and 10,000 in trade in or resale value in the future. Any further damage done from delaying a repair will further compound the issue.

The money saved in resale value should make up for slight increase in insurance premiums.

Also, a good fiberglass shop can repair that small spot relatively easy unless there is some unseen stress cracking involved as well.

You are, however, free to do whatever your wallet can afford now and in the future.
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You know I keep forgetting about insurance. Good point.
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Old 06-07-2020, 08:18 AM   #8
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For now a piece of dictionary tape, that can keep the water out, no dicor. Contact your insurance.

I would go to a boat repair shop, to have them fix it right.

If you add dicor, you will add hours of time to the repair, as it has to be 100% cleaned out, prior to any proper repa.
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Well, I had to do something as it was going to rain. Based on the location, I'm hoping no stress related issues will come up in the future. There seems to be a second fiberglass membrane behind cab shell. The cab shell has the dime size hole and then I could see the hard fiberglass mat under it which did not appear damaged. That was still hard.

I put a small dab of dicor, let that dry, then eternabond on it. I'll have to call around to a few boat shops and see what they will charge when there's more time.
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