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Old 06-08-2018, 08:22 AM   #1
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How to patch small roof holes?

Wondering if for small holes. It would work just to grind down to bare metal and use polyeurathane adhesive to attach sheet metal to them? Or what would be the best way to deal?
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:23 AM   #2
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The three items above get removed, and not sure how to deal with those window heater wires
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For the small ones I used body filler, sanded, and repainted. Much nicer and more professional look than silicon or sheet metal. Might take 2 or 3 applications for the quarter to half dollar sized stuff.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:23 AM   #4
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Order I would take if available.
1) weld the holes up, sand and finish
2) if access to back of holes, I would patch holes with tape or something before using bondo, sand and finish.
3) For the wires, if they are being deleted, cut them and push them inside the hole, repair hole. if accessible from inside, trace them and pull them out.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:41 PM   #6
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Thanks. Yep sounds like a great idea to seal from back then patch and sand the outside. The wires seem like I should keep. Are mirror heaters worth it?
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Thanks. Yep sounds like a great idea to seal from back then patch and sand the outside. The wires seem like I should keep. Are mirror heaters worth it?
If you have access to the back side, weld in metal patches on the back side, sand and finish. I wonder about the wires hanging from mine. Are they heated mirror wires?
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:15 PM   #8
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I am pretty sure they are. Mine just aren't sealed at the body panel. Guess may I will just silicone the hole
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I am pretty sure they are. Mine just aren't sealed at the body panel. Guess may I will just silicone the hole
Use anything but silicone.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:37 PM   #10
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I JB Weld a piece of sheet metal on the backside of holes and then sand and bondo the outside to fair. Prime and paint.
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