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After “stitching” together both sides of our RV’s damaged rear cap, the next step was to apply layers of fiberglass until the “valley” between each side was filled.

Very tedious process.

First, the tools of the trade . . .

I went the “polyester” route instead of using epoxy mainly because of the YouTube video series I watched – Boatworks Today . . .

Because I used polyester resin, I could keep adding layers of fiberglass with “laminating” polyester resin without needing to sand between each layer. However, the last layer needed to be sealed with either a “finishing” polyester resin or Gelcoat with wax. I used the Gelcoat.


Laying down all the fiberglass layers took a few days. At most, I could apply two layers a day.

1st fiberglass layer was nearly invisible

The 5th fiberglass layer


The fiberglass layers ended up with plenty of bumps and rough edges so sanding was necessary to flatten the surface . . .

Sanding was very dusty

Hard to tell . . . but it’s MUCH smoother
3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sister Mary #

    OMG Tom.. when you do something you sure do it right.. WoW!!! looking forward to the end result. Waaayyyy Cool!
    Sister Mary

    April 12, 2023
  2. Nj #

    Wow, that’s a lot of equipment…..& why does that outfit have a pointy top?… inquiring mind wants to know!
    I feel that it will b magnificent when finished!!

    April 13, 2023
  3. Thomas Keyes #

    This puts me in mind of boat work I used to do. We would apply the 50 yard rule, “ if it looks good at 50 yds”. I admire your diy handiness.

    April 14, 2023

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