Reinforcement question

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  1. Smalls

    Smalls New Member

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    I’m going to be removing the abs plastic over my camper roof. The middle has a pretty good sag what has everyone used to reinforce the roof and make it level again?
     
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    If you have just small areas you want to treat with a MEK/ABS slurry you can use kids' white Lego blocks which are made of ABS.

    OR if you have significant damage and want to do the repair correctly and not ever have to deal with it again, read this thread - start with post #284. :)
     
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    I guess you haven't bought legos in a while , they are pricey! Lol.
     
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    You can buy ABS pellets from Apache Sales Corp
     
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    Also, depending on where you live MEK can be hard to find. You can often find an MEK alternative or use acetone to make the ABS slurry.
     
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    Trying to find a white ABS to grind up is the more difficult thing, since most ABS is black like the ABS pipes at the pluming shop. My son gave me some square ABS tubes. When I moved I got rid of them. Now maybe PVC will work???

    The MEK I have always gotten it at Lowes on the same shelves as paint thinner, etc... Around here they have Quart and Gallon size. I belive it is the actual name, not MEK on the lable.
     
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    Some states, California, etc , its not alowed to be sold. You can order pellets on line. Any color. Most paint it with grizzle grip afterwards. So the color may not matter much. If it more then a few small cracks that your patching, i would think about removing the abs compleatly.
     
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    You have to paint the repair if its exposed to sunlight
     
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    I have some pretty big areas on the abs to repair where should I start as it seems this abs slurry doesn’t really hold up. I also have a pretty big sag in the middle of the roof. How do I fix that.
     
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    If you have large areas its best to rip off the abs and coat it with GG.
     
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    You need a brace for the sag. You can make your own.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome from Dukes Fl. Good Luck with the roof repair.
     
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    Whats under the abs and what is GG. What kind of brace would work for this? Anyone have pictures?
     
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    And i had to add this , couldent resist[:D]
     
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    How do I remove the sag in the roof and what has everyone used for bracing it?
     
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    Sorry, but I never cease to be amazed that so many people will pose technical questions about their camper for which they'd like an answer but won't tell us basic vital info like make / model / year of camper. In this case the OP has referred to "ABS plastic" so I guess we'd have to assume his camper is a Fleetwood, 'though other manufacturers did experiment with a seamless plastic roof during specific model years. Arrghh. :rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry yes it’s a Coleman Fleetwood bayside that I’m looking to repair the sag in the roof.
     

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