Help! 1997 Coleman Cheyenne ABS Repair

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by Stryker3232, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Stryker3232

    Stryker3232 New Member

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    I think I understand what I need to do to fix the cracks (MEK/ABS) and bedliner on the top once repaired. Where I am struggling... missing pieces of ABS. I don't have the energy to completely remove the ABS so I would like to just fill in the missing spots before covering with bedliner. How do I do this? What products should I use?

    Thank you!
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  2. HotelRoyale

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    Use the same ABS "goo" you use to fill in the cracks to cover those areas where the ABS has flaked off. I used a 50/50 mix of MEK and airsoft pellets to make my goo, I used it to fill the cracks and replace a few missing flakes ... but mine was nowhere near as bad as yours! Ugh, that's a classic case of delamination ... are you using Grizzly Grip bedliner? It worked great for me.
     
  3. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    I need to ask How long has it been sense you did your Roof and are there any issues now and is it stored indoors?
     
  4. Montyrob

    Montyrob Member

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    I just bought UPOL Fiberal Lite to fill in the cracks and missing pieces, I'll let you know how it works
     
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  5. Stryker3232

    Stryker3232 New Member

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    Thanks HotelRoyale! In your opinion would it be easier to just remove the outer ABS shell and Grizzly over the fiberglass?
     
  6. ezakoske

    ezakoske Active Member

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    I wouldn't even bother with the ABS goo and patching....That looks way too far gone for that.
    Strip off the ABS and coat it with Grizzly Grip, Raptor, or whatever your bedliner of choice is.
    It'll be well worth your effort vs. trying to save your current ABS.
    My $0.02

    Erik
     
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  7. NYR774

    NYR774 New Member

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    I just recently did this repair and I'm very happy with the results from completely removing the outer layer: http://www.popupportal.com/threads/grizzly-grip-roof-repair.117543/

    I was geared up for it to be a big process but the roof was so debonded it actually came off pretty quickly. Looking at your pictures I think a putty knife would make quick work of the roof removal.

    If you take any chunks of foam off with the roof you can fill in with bondo and then sand.

    It will be some work now but probably less then trying to fill everything in and I think the end result will be much better.
     
  8. Stryker3232

    Stryker3232 New Member

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    Thank you. I have started the abs removal process.
     
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  9. Stryker3232

    Stryker3232 New Member

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    Is the awning rail glued to the abs roof? Any tips for how to remove?
     
  10. NYR774

    NYR774 New Member

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    My awning rail was both glued and riveted. I drilled out the rivets and then pulled the awning rail off with a putty knife.
     
  11. eagerbeaver

    eagerbeaver New Member

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    Would love to see pictures of the restoration under way. :) I agree, peel that abs

    Thanks
     
  12. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    Any chance to see some progress?
     
  13. Firering

    Firering New Member

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    Good luck with your project. Check out my YouTube video on my roof project. STLF1BAR is my channel.
     
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  14. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    How about a link?
     
  15. ezakoske

    ezakoske Active Member

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    I watched your series of vids on YouTube before embarking on my project - super helpful! Thanks so much for taking the time to make them!!

    Erik
     

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