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While washing our rig yesterday, I discovered a small dent in the fiberglass. The center of the dent is quite small, with concentric rings, like that of a 'bullseye' formation, extending out to about the size of a nickel. If it were up front or on the side I'd expect a small stone. Being on the rear, I'm not sure what happened. It honestly looks as though it was shot with a BB-gun.

It is not especially apparent, but I'm a bit concerned about water intrusion leading to delamination. Anything I can do to try to repair, or at least secure, this dent so that it doesn't cause increased damage?

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It probably WAS shot with a BB gun. Is the fiberglass cracked? I'd probably go to an automotive store and buy a spray can of clear coat and put on several layers and call it good. Another option is to fill it with bondo, sand it smooth, prime it, paint it, and cover it with graphics. Unless you're good at fiberglass repair or want to spend a lot of money to have it repaired those are the options I can think of.


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"buy a spray can of clear coat and put on several layers and call it good"

Very good suggestion.


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Take a look at this product. I have a tube for a repair that I have yet to do. Called Magic Easy..from Australia..I bought mine in eastern Canada. The address I have included is your US connection.

https://www.ab-marine.com/magicezy/


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garyhaupt wrote:

Take a look at this product. I have a tube for a repair that I have yet to do. Called Magic Easy..from Australia..I bought mine in eastern Canada. The address I have included is your US connection.

https://www.ab-marine.com/magicezy/


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You should look at how your wall is built, calling most of these smooth side trailers “fiberglass” is not accurate, most are very thin plywood with a paper thin coating that resembles fiberglass. Check a cutout where there may be an edge exposed. I mention this because you are making more of a wood repair rather than a repair like one would do on a boat. The product mentioned above shows broken wood, so it might be OK, just do your homework before proceeding.





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white bondo and spray paint
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Color matching caulking.


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It may have been caused by somethine poking outward rather than an external impact, so check that. As mentioned, if it's not too obvious I'd hit it with some clear coat. To do it right...sanding, applying a bit of gelcoat, sanding again and again and painting to match is a royal pain and likely to just look like a patched spot.


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Order a nice heavy duty vinyl sticker of your choice and cover it!


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