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Old 03-27-2004, 08:55 AM   #1
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front MH grill repair

Just got this 'ol babe back from an RV "specialist" in town. They repaired a dent in the left front behind the grill. It doesn't look like the best repair, but the whole rig is old, so I think they did the best they could.
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Old 03-27-2004, 08:57 AM   #2
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Now thr repair

...doesn't fit like before
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Old 03-27-2004, 09:00 AM   #3
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right side close

fits better
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It doesn't look to me like they were very interested in doing a good job. Not uncommon for these RV "specialists". As with any service business, finding honest, reliable service can be very difficult. I have to think they could have done better. However, I'm sure someone can.
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Old 03-27-2004, 09:48 AM   #5
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Another look

from a little farther away
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Old 03-27-2004, 11:19 AM   #6
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Really not looking too bad from a bit away. Maybe you can remove the curved piece of side trim and remount it if it bugs you.


well...after looking again, it doesn't seem like that would work. I guess living with it would be the answer. Did they strip or sand then respray the grey plastic?
I am planning on repainting my grey lower area later in the spring, when the pine pollen here is gone.
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:31 PM   #7
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wal mats sells a can $3.50 that is a little lighter than the $18 a can airstream paint. i painted my coach window trim after the glass people finished with the windshields. if i hadn't told you you would no have noticed it. check it out in april. my front needs paint again it will get a coat of wally world gun metal grey.
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Unhappy guess we all have a few dents

Pretty hard to get dents removed at an affordable price....since funtionis first and foremost.....I have had to settle for a few spots, too...jem
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I am buying a sprayer and compressor to do the whole grey area. The Dupont paint is a pretty high, so I thought I might try that sears tool box grey, or look into the walmart stuff. What kind of paint is it? Oil based I guess?
Hopefully with a little sanding the bottom will look almost as good as the rest. Luckily no cracks in it.

Still considering using the bed liner spray to do the insode of my larger storage locker...I have it primed in heavy rust resistant paint now. Thought that or someother textured heavy duty stuff might last awhile in there.
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Replaced plastic

They had to replace the left piece b/c it was smashed. They told me they had to paint all the way to the right side to make it look good and match. It's not quite the same shade as the rest of the MH's dark grey lower trim, but very close.
I'm just going to keep mum about the trim. Like Alan said, it's not sooooo bad...I'll live with it. Besides, doesn't the Bible tell us that the meek shall inherit the world? It's functioniong and that's what's important to me. Thanks for all the interest and concern.
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Thumbs up Not bad at all!

Judging from the pictures, had you not mentioned it, the visual difference isn't that readily apparent. Of course, it's your baby - and you know. But the overall impact of your coach still speaks volumes, and now its healthy again. Touch up that colorization and you'll really be looking good.

Kudos to you also on how you've handled this matter. Am hoping that if and when my turn comes I, too, will govern myself accordingly.
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