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Old 08-23-2019, 08:45 PM   #1
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Body damage, repair ?

We ended our week away with my wife backing the truck into the headlight of the motorhome.
Has anyone ever had to repair the body on one? Do they repair the fiberglass and re gell coat the area? Or do they repair and paint he panel?
The head light was knock out of place , that shouldn't be a big deal to fix probably just screws pulled out of the fibre glass.

She was moving the truck to get closer so we could load before going home, she didn't realize the tailgate was down. No damage to the truck.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:58 PM   #2
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Ouch!
Look on bright side: you didn't do it!
(I can't help with the bodywork question... )
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:42 PM   #3
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We ended our week away with my wife backing the truck into the headlight of the motorhome.
Has anyone ever had to repair the body on one? Do they repair the fiberglass and re gell coat the area? Or do they repair and paint he panel?
The head light was knock out of place , that shouldn't be a big deal to fix probably just screws pulled out of the fibre glass.
Any body shop hat does Corvette body repairs, can cut out the damage and re-glass the area. Most boat repair places can also do fiberglass repairs, but usually, they won't touch a RV. Iron Horse RV (a motor coach repair facility) was able to do my fiberglass on site. Most RV dealers farm fiberglass repair to local body shops.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:05 AM   #4
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I would also bet that a shop doing boat repairs; would do a good job.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:35 PM   #5
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I wonder if they can patch the gelcoat or will they have to re gelcoat the whole front cap.
The good thing is the damage isn't large, three cracks that will need to be realigned together the the gelcoat cracks around it will ned to be ground down and refinished.
I've never done gelcoat, but do have some experience with fiberglass work. Messy to say the least
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