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Old May 23rd, 2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Just got a jeep its got a fiberglass tub and its. Got a crack on both sides below the windshield in the door jam has any one plated over this or is there anyway I can fix it I will take pictures later I think it cracked because of the weight of the windsheild frame
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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Fiberglass repair is pretty standard, just google or you-tube the process and try to add extra layers for added strength.
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So I ll have a mass of fiberglass on the out side of the tub and that's the only fix ?
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Old May 24th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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I'd patch it from the back side with fiberglass cloth and resin. Hard to tell without a pic.
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I am assuming that those bodys are polyester, you will need to grind the damaged area from the rear and use thickend resin and fiberglass matt not cloth because those bodys are made using a chop gun. After you get it repaired from the inside move to the outside with a pencil grinder and vee out the crack and fill it with duraglass then surface it out as needed. if the body broke there i would consider adding a steel plate inlayed into the fiberglass then drill and tap into it. If you need some direction pm me ill give you my number and walk you through it all. I work with fiberglass and laying up bodies on a daily basis. Pics would help me out aswell. Also when you get your resin dont use the bondo brand stuff go to lowes and use the 3m stuff, much nicer product for the same money.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #6
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All right thanks a lot guys ill update after this weekend
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