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Old 05-13-2014, 07:10 PM   #11
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Line X the whole piece, not only will it look good but you will not have to worry about it leaking.

http://www.linex.com/

After the patch.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:12 PM   #12
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Line X the whole piece, not only will it look good but you will not have to worry about it leaking.

http://www.linex.com/
Isn't that stuff heavy?
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:24 PM   #13
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Isn't that stuff heavy?
Not sure but it can not be that heavy...lots of people are putting on lots of things.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:33 PM   #14
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Perhaps you can remove and replace the plastic sheet of diamond plate.

Remove, patch hole with xxxxx, recover with new sheet.

http://www.kofflersales.com/p/diamon...-1.asp?cid=864
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:14 AM   #15
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I would use some 2 part epoxy. Drill little holes in the plastic and some bailing wire to pull them it back into place. Before you do, coat it with some 2 part epoxy. Fill the holes after with the same epoxy. It'll be as strong or stronger than it was brand new

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Old 05-14-2014, 06:08 AM   #16
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xkuzme1- do you mean to use the epoxy to attach a piece of plastic diamond plate like what was mentioned by JMooney?
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Sorry about your hole punch accident.

I'm just thrilled that someone finally spelled "Oops" correctly!
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Well, this is actually aluminum tread plate not plastic. (Tread plate isn't a particularly tough grade of aluminum but it is tougher than that used for trailer sides.) I like the idea of pop riveting on a new piece of tread plate. Be sure to caulk/seal the reverse side of the patch piece. Tread plate is rolled flat on the reverse side so you will have gaps if you don't seal it well.
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Thanks RossCecil! Interesting! What's the consensus on how large of a patch? Just enough to cover it with like a 1/4 inch to spare, or something like 6 inch square? Thinking about resale, do you think it matters?
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DonnaD,

From the picture, it doesn't look like the damage covers that big of an area. I would be inclined to pick up some epoxy putty from either the paint or plumbing dept. at Home Depot. It is a two part epoxy putty that comes in a clear plastic tube. After thoroughly cleaning the area, you just pull off as big a "plug" as you need, knead it with your hands for a couple minutes (until it's all one color and starts getting warm), and press it into the hole until it's level. You can use a putty knife to shape the surface to resemble the "diamond plate" if you'd like. It will dry in about 15 minutes; completely cure in about an hour. Once it's cured, it's as hard as rock and completely waterproof. You can dab a little silver/aluminum paint on it so it pretty much blends in. IMHO, that would look a lot better than a big old patch of diamond plate.

I recently put a hole (about the size of a quarter) in the back wall of my Eagle. That's what I will be doing to patch it.
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