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Old 04-25-2014
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Thanks KC

Took day off (VA) no more A-Fib.

Interesting suggestion/ will consider.

If I did a wrap I'd worry about where steel panels meet each other and all those Rivets. Those intersections would be areas that could trap moisture, etc. However, I am not experienced with wraps, so I really don't know JACK!!

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Question RUSTY PANEL REPLACEMENT

Has anyone replaced a side panel?

Any info will help, as I have never done it.
The panel in question appears to be 71"x34"

Or is there a person or Company that anyone would recommend? Close to Jacksonville Fl.

Photos, as to the reason WHY!!
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Jeff, I had a spot like that on my coach.

As a former body shop owner, I knew exactly what to do. First I checked to be sure it was not rusted thru. Mine was NOT. So a job like that is simply a matter of sand blasting that rust COMPLETELY out and filling the surface. To replace an entire panel is a GIANT undertaking. And expensive. And quite probably no need to.

Give it some thought and have a professional body man look at it. I did mine 7 years ago and still looks great and probably will forever. As long as ALL the rust is gone you will not have a problem. Grinding the rust will NOT do it. It must be sand blasted.

Feel free to give me a call if you want to talk about it.
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What Don said. Also look into POR (paint over rust) treatment. I don't think I would attempt panel replacement.
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Smile THANKS KC - DON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Understood!!!!

I'll proceed with determining whether after grinding and SANDBLASTING
(got that covered) there is enough metal left to work with.
If so I'll proceed with rebuilding the surface!:roll eyes::roll eyes:

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Additional tear down of wheel flares / landing lights / etc.

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Just for tickles

Preliminary sanding almost done!
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Preliminary sanding almost done!
WOW!!!!!!!
this Jeff guy is on a mission!!
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X3 on the impact screwdriver. If that won't do it try a hand impact screwdriver and a 2 or 3 lb. hammer. I've removed some "impossible" screws with mine.

http://www.sears.com/proto-13-pc-han...p-SPM223922310
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Question primer's (THE ROOKIE STRIKES AGAIN)

Thanks Rich, ALL SCREWS OUT - ---------DRILL BABY DRILL!!!!!!!!!!

Don it looks like I'll be able to save the panel THANKS for your thoughts!!!

6 hrs. sandblasting has brought me to the next level.

Before I apply a product to resurface the (photos) area of concern, I hope ANYONE will chime in with suggestions or ideas as to how to tackle my most current issue (prior to laying down overall primer).

Should I apply a sealer to the freshly sandblasted area prior to applying a resurfacing compound (BOND DO).? ETC.

OR, any suggestions as to resurfacing material to use???

Thanks to all for any and all responses.!!!!!!!
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slow down!!
we have a paint expert here,no kidding!
Lee will be along to tell you just what to use,hes been doing this for a long time.
I don't think you want to use a spray bomb,better paint will be needed!

Lee?
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