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Sunday, June 13, 2021

My Trailer Redo - Day 118 - Bigger Bondo

  I didn't do either of the things I thought I would work on this afternoon. Instead, I got brave and decided to tackle one of the larger areas that needed Bondo on the trailer. I'm not sure why I've felt hesitant about doing these- Bondo isn't that hard. Neverthless, I felt a little intimidated.

Let me remind you what the side of the trailer looks like- the side I haven't liked to show off because of the ugliness. You'll immediately notice the big brown square. That's the really scary one. It's where the air conditioner was. (I will tackle that next.) However, there is another funny-shaped hole above that. trailer with raw fiberglass spots

That hole is where there was a fan above the stove at one time- long before I owned the trailer. The odd line abeove that was a little rain deflector to protect it. I cut that off. There was a grating screwed over it. You can see the holes. I fiberglassed the hole early on. But it needed to be filled with Bondo so it would be ready to paint. mended fiberglass hole ready for Bondo

So, the only thing I really did wrong is that I put too much Bondo on and had to do more sanding than would have been ideal. It also helped when I switched to the recommended grit of sandpaper. I was using too fine a number. But I think I've got this one ready for paint! bondo repaired hole in a fiberglass trailer

In other news: I edited all morning and finished the current project. I contemplated doing some trail work or writing a chapter in the afternoon. Ended up doing this, and I did write half a chapter. The weather was much more tolerable!

See Improving the Door


Ann said...

Those are the kinds of jobs that I always procrastinate on.

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- now that I've started, I can't for the life of me figure out why I was agonizing over this.