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Old 05-02-2014, 12:23 PM   #1
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what is this on my fiberglass????

my one year old tracer 2670. i just noticed this today. its up on top towards the rear bunkhouse window. its not as big as this pictures looks, its about 4 inches long.. im not sure what this is.. im alittle bit concerned... my camper is in a seasonal site about 3 hours from my dealer and i just paid somone over 200.00 last week to tow my camper here... does this look serious, or just cosmetic? it could have been here last year also... never really looked or noticed..thanks..Click image for larger version

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Old 05-02-2014, 12:33 PM   #2
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I've noticed strays swipes of what seems to be caulk in random places. It is more noticeable now that the camper is a little more dirty than before (but I did finally give it a bath!).

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Old 05-02-2014, 12:38 PM   #3
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i wonder if that is caulk... im ok with that if thats all it is.. kind of looks like it...
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:38 AM   #4
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Any other ideas what this might look like? I have three weeks left in way to get this back to my dealer in that time... the streaks on the right is just from me rubbing my hand on the paint... that's not scratching.. and once again, this pick is very zoomed in...that total spot is only a few inches long... does this look like a defect in the paint or does it look like caulking? I sent email to roger at primetime but im afraid he is gonna tell me that it looks like I damaged it..which I know 100% that I did not... problem is, this is so small that I never noticed it last summer.... thanks
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:51 AM   #5
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If it's caulk you'll be able to rub it off using a very mild solvent product. If it's a scratch, then the issue becomes more complex...Is the panel on which this blemish resides made of fiberglass?...then, you don't have paint that is damaged; it's gelcoat...the same stuff used by the marine industry to cosmetically surface the vast majority of boats. Repair to gelcoat is not difficult, but a bit time consuming. Rather than get into the details, determine whether the blemish is indeed a scratch...if it is, there are many, many sources on the internet which will guide you through a successful repair. Check out boating sites. As a long time cruising sailor, we all have gone through this and made repairs to our gelcoat/fiberglass. Good luck.

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Old 05-20-2014, 11:07 AM   #6
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its really hard to see this..not that big.. I just don't want leaking issues if it is fiberglass.. If it cant hurt anything if it is a scratch, or blemish then im gonna leave as is...but im not sure whats behind this fiberglass and if this can cause leaking issues..if not, then I don't even care to fix it...its in a spot that's hard to see...
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Looks like caulk smudge to me and with a little work clean up fine. Hope that's all it is.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:59 PM   #8
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Any chance it is a tree limb scrape?
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