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Old 05-24-2015, 10:14 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone for the replys. From the experts from FL, CA and AZ who have looked at the pictures and do these type of repairs the product is most likely a DOW gel coat and we just happen to buy a unit that started CHECKING. With out sanding down the entire side, applying a filler and prime several times before repainting it will just come back.

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Old 05-24-2015, 10:19 PM   #12
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Skip sorry to hear that. The cost to have that done is going to be hard to except. I would imagine you will be talking to FR. Let us know how it comes out.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:58 PM   #13
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Thanks Phil,

Have already spoken to Randy and his suggestion was to have someone wet sand and buff the areas. We followed up and told him what the different companies have said and haven't heard back from him. Yes the cost is really high, 7k to 11k per side. Only one side has the issue right now and hoping it dosen't get worst. You can only see the marks up close. Taking it your back up in MI now, were n NE taking our slow time up to MN to see the grandkids.

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Old 05-24-2015, 11:04 PM   #14
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Yes we are in MI enjoying the grandkids. It finally warmed up a little and are having a great holiday weekend. Are you going to Finger Lake rally?
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:21 PM   #15
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Phil,
No rally planned for this year. Will head towards home end of June, then off 1st of Aug for trip to the southeast coast, VA, SC, NC, WV, TN, and KY some states we have not been in. Planning on FL next Jan - Mar. No more TX.

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Skip let me know where you are in Fl. We will be in Ft Myers starting in November until mid April.
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The Boating industry went through the same thing until they changed the fiberglass ingredients. Mostly it came down to the resin. They wouldn't change it for ten years knowing it caused a problem. It takes time for any industry to make changes and admitting it was there fault. Once they did they now will give you a 10 year blister free warranty on the hauls. Still no excuse for that.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:54 AM   #18
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Phil,

Sould be in the Ft Myers area in Feb time frame. Maybe we can get together then.

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We will look forward to it. We are at Cypress Trail close to the Camping World.
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The Boating industry went through the same thing until they changed the fiberglass ingredients. Mostly it came down to the resin. They wouldn't change it for ten years knowing it caused a problem. It takes time for any industry to make changes and admitting it was there fault. Once they did they now will give you a 10 year blister free warranty on the hauls. Still no excuse for that.
You are 100% correct Glen! We had a (Campbell Tunnel) that had the Checking issue,spent a TON on it trying to correct but (UP Close) you could see the Checking! On the PLUS side it was Only (Cosmetic)! Structurally it was fine! I can see where the BERK repair would cost $$$$! Youroo!!
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