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A small dent - but expensive!!



 
 
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Old November 10th 05, 05:47 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mike R
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Default A small dent - but expensive!!

Hi All,

Whilst travelling to Black Knowl the other week, we had to drive through
Salisbury. On the college roundabout, a very kind dutch lorry driver
clipped the back of our van. He obviously new he had don't it because I
remember see a dutch lorry break hard, however, I was unaware of why.

On reaching our destination we noticed 2 "dents" on the rear offside of the
van - right on the corner. These are approx 2 in square and have chipped
off the resin on the fibre glass shell, however, the fibre glass is not
cracked or broken it it just cosmetic (ha).

I have had a quote to replace the whole rear section - as this is what the
dealer does. Does anyone have any suggestions on other types of repair as I
think replacing the complete rear section is a bit of over the top.

Thanks

Mike


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Old November 10th 05, 06:47 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David
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Default A small dent - but expensive!!


"Mike R" wrote in message
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Does anyone have any suggestions on other types of repair as I
think replacing the complete rear section is a bit of over the top.


Well things have plastic/fibre parts, my car has on the rear and front.
Suggest you ask a specialist car repairer if this type of part can be
repaired without replacement.
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Old November 10th 05, 06:47 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"Mike R" wrote in message
...

Does anyone have any suggestions on other types of repair as I
think replacing the complete rear section is a bit of over the top.


Well things have plastic/fibre parts, my car has on the rear and front.
Suggest you ask a specialist car repairer if this type of part can be
repaired without replacement.
--
Regards
David

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Old November 10th 05, 07:04 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Bob Douglas
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Default A small dent - but expensive!!

"Mike R" wrote in message
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Does anyone have any suggestions on other types of repair as I
think replacing the complete rear section is a bit of over the top.



It has been said here before.

Depends on location, but an extra reflector, balanced by a matching one on
the other side, can cover a multitude of sins.

Sikaflex to hold it on, and also seal any damage.

No big repair, a couple of pounds, and jobs a good'un.

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Old November 10th 05, 07:04 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Bob Douglas
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Default A small dent - but expensive!!

"Mike R" wrote in message
...

Does anyone have any suggestions on other types of repair as I
think replacing the complete rear section is a bit of over the top.



It has been said here before.

Depends on location, but an extra reflector, balanced by a matching one on
the other side, can cover a multitude of sins.

Sikaflex to hold it on, and also seal any damage.

No big repair, a couple of pounds, and jobs a good'un.

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Old November 10th 05, 07:12 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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It has been said here before.

Depends on location, but an extra reflector, balanced by a matching one on
the other side, can cover a multitude of sins.

Sikaflex to hold it on, and also seal any damage.

No big repair, a couple of pounds, and jobs a good'un.

--


I thought "Sikaflex" was a non-drying compound?? if so, it would no use
wotsoever as a glue.

GS.


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Old November 10th 05, 07:12 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
G. String
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Default A small dent - but expensive!!


It has been said here before.

Depends on location, but an extra reflector, balanced by a matching one on
the other side, can cover a multitude of sins.

Sikaflex to hold it on, and also seal any damage.

No big repair, a couple of pounds, and jobs a good'un.

--


I thought "Sikaflex" was a non-drying compound?? if so, it would no use
wotsoever as a glue.

GS.


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Old November 10th 05, 07:26 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
John
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Default A small dent - but expensive!!

After using (the marine version) on boats its stronger than wood, which
splintered apart when I had to get a fitting off I had used to seal it.
Its not non setting but isn't quite as flexible as such things, though this
is unlikely to be a problem.

"G. String" wrote in message
news

It has been said here before.

Depends on location, but an extra reflector, balanced by a matching one
on the other side, can cover a multitude of sins.

Sikaflex to hold it on, and also seal any damage.

No big repair, a couple of pounds, and jobs a good'un.

--


I thought "Sikaflex" was a non-drying compound?? if so, it would no use
wotsoever as a glue.

GS.



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Old November 10th 05, 07:26 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
John
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Posts: 45
Default A small dent - but expensive!!

After using (the marine version) on boats its stronger than wood, which
splintered apart when I had to get a fitting off I had used to seal it.
Its not non setting but isn't quite as flexible as such things, though this
is unlikely to be a problem.

"G. String" wrote in message
news

It has been said here before.

Depends on location, but an extra reflector, balanced by a matching one
on the other side, can cover a multitude of sins.

Sikaflex to hold it on, and also seal any damage.

No big repair, a couple of pounds, and jobs a good'un.

--


I thought "Sikaflex" was a non-drying compound?? if so, it would no use
wotsoever as a glue.

GS.



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Old November 10th 05, 07:30 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lex M
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Default A small dent - but expensive!!

"Mike R" wrote in
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Hi All,

Whilst travelling to Black Knowl the other week, we had to drive through
Salisbury. On the college roundabout, a very kind dutch lorry driver
clipped the back of our van. He obviously new he had don't it because I
remember see a dutch lorry break hard, however, I was unaware of why.

On reaching our destination we noticed 2 "dents" on the rear offside of
the van - right on the corner. These are approx 2 in square and have
chipped off the resin on the fibre glass shell, however, the fibre glass
is not cracked or broken it it just cosmetic (ha).

I have had a quote to replace the whole rear section - as this is what
the dealer does. Does anyone have any suggestions on other types of
repair as I think replacing the complete rear section is a bit of over
the top.

Thanks

Mike


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