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Scott&JodyB

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Posted: 09/12/22 11:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After removing a faded decal I noticed that there were very small crack in the surface of the siding that I guess were caused by the removal of the decal. I am concerned about the cracks. You can feel them when you run your fingers over them but they are not raised. Is there something I should do or have done?

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Scott&JodyB wrote:

After removing a faded decal I noticed that there were very small crack in the surface of the siding that I guess were caused by the removal of the decal.


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Posted: 09/12/22 02:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pictures?

Are they cracks or scratches?

If you were using a razor blade to remove the decals, it could just be scratches and yes, you may be able to feel them.

It's not uncommon for fiberglass to develop what's referred to as spiderweb cracking. If it's limited to the gelcoat, it's mostly cosmetic. If goes thru to the glass, it can be more serious.


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Go to a boat repair shop.

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Sounds like fiberglass crazing.


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Posted: 09/13/22 11:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I haven't used this but folks on the Fiberglass RV forum give it good reviews. MagicEzy

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