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brundige 06-12-2017 07:15 PM

Holes from seat bolts..
 
How did y'all patch the holes left from the seat posts ? I was thinking silicone, but I don't know if it will hold up

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BowserJournal 06-12-2017 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by brundige (Post 208695)
How did y'all patch the holes left from the seat posts ? I was thinking silicone, but I don't know if it will hold up

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I cleaned the holes and got rid of the rust then used fiberglass. cured quickly and worked like a charm.

3M Bondo-Hair resin fiberglass reinforced filler 762 - Read 1 Reviews on 3M #762

brundige 06-12-2017 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by BowserJournal (Post 208705)
I cleaned the holes and got rid of the rust then used fiberglass. cured quickly and worked like a charm.

3M Bondo-Hair resin fiberglass reinforced filler 762 - Read 1 Reviews on 3M #762

Hell yeah, thanks , gonna try it on wed.

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Tango 06-12-2017 08:36 PM

Good call. The fiber reinforced Bondo is light years ahead of the old original.

Njsurf73 06-12-2017 08:51 PM

We used to call that "kitty hair" or "tiger hair"
Rebuilt most of a floor in a rotted out 73 bronco with that stuff and some liberated no parking signs...

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bstewrat3 06-13-2017 09:44 PM

I used 3M Dynatron 550 seam sealer to fill mine. The Bondo products aren't waterproof so you will have to get underneath and coat them to keep them from absorbing water.

tobeamiss 06-14-2017 11:59 PM

I sanded away any rust, sprayed Rustoleum Rust Reformer, and then filled the holes with Henry 212 Crystal Clear. I love that stuff. A month later, it's rock hard solid and it ain't goin' anywhere. It was a great choice.

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chev49 06-15-2017 06:06 AM

fwfw..the 3rd bus i converted was a 73 Flexible,(detroit); and the floors under the rubber matting was all skimmed bondo...all the wood was good, so inmy 93 thomas i did same forimperfections n holes

Njsurf73 06-15-2017 06:12 AM

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Originally Posted by tobeamiss (Post 209184)
I sanded away any rust, sprayed Rustoleum Rust Reformer, and then filled the holes with Henry 212 Crystal Clear. I love that stuff. A month later, it's rock hard solid and it ain't goin' anywhere. It was a great choice.

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I think I like this idea. Would it soak into a fiberglass mat, you think?

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tobeamiss 06-15-2017 07:59 AM

I definitely think so. And a month later, since I haven't gotten to putting my floors down yet, I've tripped over the nubs several times lol. I decided to test one and try to yank it out...no go. The plugs are firm and not coming out. Super waterproof, so I'll be using it in several areas. I originally bought it to seal a window that was leaking.

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Njsurf73 06-15-2017 08:34 AM

Thank you

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tobeamiss 06-16-2017 04:17 AM

You're welcome :)

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tobeamiss 07-24-2017 05:56 PM

Did you try that and what do you think if you did?

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Njsurf73 07-26-2017 07:38 AM

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Did you try that and what do you think if you did?

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Sadly, since I have purchased my bus, I haven't had a single day off. I am stalled for the near future. I see light at the end of the tunnel, and hopefully will get to something other than starting it and taking it on short hops around the neighborhood (but it is a head turner)

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tobeamiss 07-26-2017 08:14 AM

Sorry you haven't had time, that stinks. I hope you get some soon. The heats been brutal anyway as you know and I've been sweating buckets. One day I was close to heat exhaustion and had to stop.
When you do get some time off and decide to use it, let me know how impressed you are ;)

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Njsurf73 07-26-2017 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by tobeamiss (Post 216359)
Sorry you haven't had time, that stinks. I hope you get some soon. The heats been brutal anyway as you know and I've been sweating buckets. One day I was close to heat exhaustion and had to stop.
When you do get some time off and decide to use it, let me know how impressed you are ;)

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I already bought 2 tubes of the Henry stuff lol. I will let you know!

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tobeamiss 07-26-2017 09:46 AM

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BowserJournal 09-02-2017 03:14 PM

How did it work for you?

Njsurf73 09-02-2017 04:16 PM

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How did it work for you?

Only did 4 holes as a test. Worked great.

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tobeamiss 10-01-2017 06:16 AM

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Only did 4 holes as a test. Worked great.

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That's awesome. I haven't put my flooring in yet...It's been a year now of stepping all over them everyday and those plugs are tough.
I really like the Henry's crystal clear 212 and find I'm using it alot during my build. But also, all I do is plug up the tube with a screwdriver...can pick it up to use it a couple weeks later and it's not clogged and good to go. I also use it as glue for the felt strips I put around the windows when insulating. And... I fill in all gaps where water might enter around the window. And...I run a fat line of it along the bottom edge of the windowsill before replacing the windows.
It's good stuff. If you make a mistake, wait for it to set and peel it off easily.
I can't say enough good things about it and the many ways I've used it. I might even name my bus Henry when I'm all through LOL

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