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Old 11-21-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Fiberglass Window Cover Repair?

We damaged the front window cover/awning on our Rockwood TT this past weekend. It now has a small hole/cracks about 4" in diameter. The panel is made of very thin fiberglass and is 23" x 60".

Any suggestions regarding best way to repair this 4" area would be appreciated. Panel is so thin I'm just not sure how easy it would be. Was thinking maybe I could repair and possibly cover the area with a little decal... The other option is to replace the whole panel and the cost is about $240 with S&H.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Check with your local glass shop to see if they stock polycarbonate in 1/8 or 1/16 thickness. If so, they can use the damaged fiberglass as a pattern to cut you a replacement. Maybe they would even mount it in the cover frame for you. You can probably sand the surface with very fine wet/dry paper and spray it any color or design you want with an appropriate can of spray paint. Should be a cheap enough project.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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If you look at postings on my profile, on 10-19-2012 i posted in a thread(I don't know how to add a link ftom my phone) how to repair fiberglass in detail. I wiuld probably add a couple of additional steps because if the thin-ness if the panel. If interested in repairing that way just ask abd i can explain and post a couple of pics.
-The replacment price doesn't seem too bad, but I deal with parts everyday that are upwards to $500-1200 a panel. Some places would probably want more than that to repair. I would probably do it for $75-100. + materials if i did on the side.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:42 AM   #4
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I like the idea of covering the broken pane with decals. If you can subtly cover the broken pane, it might look good! Or you could get the entire pane replaced from a local contractor, like we did for one of our replacement windows, when the glass got chipped, thanks to my son playing baseball in the backyard!
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