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Old 10-25-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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Hole repair at BAL jack mount

Got my old broken BAL jack off and the broken bolt drilled out. Now i'm wondering how I should go about repairing this corroded hole. I don't' want to get into replacing a whole section of bellypan right now, I'd just like to get back to camping. Should i use a new piece of aluminum under where the BAL jack mounts as sort of a patch? and rivet it on with vulkum? or should I just use vulkum to fill the hole and mount my new BAL jack over the hole? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:32 PM   #2
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It is not hurting anything to leave it be. I see pink stuff but I don't see a frame that the BAL jack attaches to. At some point, you should pull the skins and get all that wet fiberglass out of there which is most likely the source of your corrosion. You could put some POR15 on it but that panel is not going to last much longer. I would coat the BAL jack with POR15 as well to keep the disimilar metals from corroding.

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Aluminum duct tape. Get a roll and carry it with you always. Perfect for this.

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Old 10-25-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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Aluminum duct tape. That sounds like a great idea. I would like to replace these panels at some point, but not during this awesome weather we are having in Texas. Thanks!
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be sure to get a good quality Al duct tape. the heavy duty stuff from 3m like the aircraft mechanics use works best. some of the cheaper stuff at Lowes comes off when it gets wet. and yes, Al tape would be a good bet there.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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It seems like to me that a hole at least gives the water a place to drain. I would think plugging it would do more harm than good.

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