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Old 08-14-2010, 10:13 AM   #1
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How to repair hole in 72 bathroom sink...

The PO of our new to us 72 Airstream 'repaired' what appears to have been a crack or hole in the sink with a giant yellowing glob of goo at som point.

Question is whether anyone has a hot tip on working with the sink material. I suspect I can make it look better but thought I'd feel everyone out for their experience.

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Old 08-14-2010, 11:16 AM   #2
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There should be some threads that detail your options, here's one i started back when a golfball size hole appeared in mine:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...ind-50237.html


I Got lucky and another owner had the exact same sink in better condition and got a replacement. But now a hole has appeared in the shower pan so looks like I'll need to go the repair direction. Unfortunately the 70's plastic doesn't hold up like the aluminum does.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:12 AM   #3
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Excellent, that was just the kind of info I was looking for! I followed the thread you mentioned and will try to do the repair described there.

Of course, if anyone has a good sink/top for sale...

James
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Let us know how it goes. These type of repairs are something that requires carefully study before going into surgery.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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The PO of our Sovereign repaired some cracks with what looks to be some kind of fiberglass repair. It doesn't look all that great, but it seems to have worked. I think if he had been a bit more meticulous it might have looked fairly decent.

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Old 08-15-2010, 11:18 PM   #6
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FWIW I found an exact replacement for the sink in my 78 Excella at Mobile Mart.
It was cheap enough to make any repair thoughts out of the question.
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Hot tip on the replacement, I'll see what I can find.

If that's not possible, I'll probably remove the current repair, fiberglass from underneath and then try to fashion a nice repair based on the tips given here.

Once I get around to it, I'll post results.

Thanks again.
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Alas, on further inspection the sink is toast. Very brittle and very damaged. Sigh. Time to come up with a replacement rather than at repair...
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Let us know what you come up with. Though I came up with a replacement it's still pretty old and plastic is brittle. My last trip out the shower pan came up with a hole in it.
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Will do, the experiment will commence somewhat shortly...
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