View Full Version : Trailer Fender Repair
04-11-2012, 11:20 PM
Well I've been trying to sell my boat and the trailer has been a big hold back to the sale. The previous owner blew a tire and ripped the fender. Then decided to bondo some areas and leave the big hole. Well know I'm fiberglassing the hole, sanding off the bondo and putting new fiberglass bondo on and repainting both fenders.
04-11-2012, 11:26 PM
Well starting the fiberglass process this morning. Man It is not as easy as it looks but is solid and can already tell a big difference in the structural integrity of the fender.
04-11-2012, 11:27 PM
Figured I'd put a pic of the boat in this thread.
04-11-2012, 11:29 PM
The previous owner redid the interior upholstry before I bought it. I refinished the teak platform regelcoated the entire boat put a new stereo in it and all new mc decals on it.
04-12-2012, 11:12 PM
Got the fiberglass bondo on today did some sanding, forming, more bondo, more sanding, and some primer.
04-12-2012, 11:52 PM
04-13-2012, 10:26 AM
My fender caught on fire (fireworks!) - good thing the boat wasn't on it. Can I send you mine - I'll pay!! :)
04-13-2012, 10:33 AM
04-13-2012, 11:38 AM
Would love to have time to fix ours! Great work!
04-14-2012, 09:24 AM
That is coming out really nice. :toast:
04-14-2012, 11:17 AM
Willtok Where do u live? Thanks for all the comments. Just to give yall some idea of the challenge. I am 24 years old, work full time an hour and a half away from home, and have never done any fiberglass or vehicle repair like this before. All I can say is read up on youtube. The one advantage I do have is I work at a Chevrolet cadillac dealership in clarksville, tn and we have our own bodyshop. So I got all my equipment from them. When I finish i'll write up a how to and part's list.
04-14-2012, 11:51 AM
Ok got the paint booth set up last night. Thinnest plastic sheets home depot sells, home air filter, and home fan to create clean downdraft.
04-17-2012, 05:25 PM
Ok this is my makeshift paint booth.
04-17-2012, 05:27 PM
And this is after the third coat of primer and a 400 grit sand with a block sander to flatten out the high spots.
04-17-2012, 05:30 PM
After three coats of gloss white and the fourth coat of clear.
04-17-2012, 05:32 PM
I let it dry for two days then started the wet sanding process using 1500 grit paper. The pics are before the wet sanding.
04-17-2012, 05:33 PM
This is the end result after sanding and buffing with compound.
04-17-2012, 05:37 PM
And finally back on the trailer. Yeah the boat looks dirty I left it in the water for a week while I worked on the trailer. And the last pic is right before dark driving the boat to the ramp to head home...GLASS
04-17-2012, 06:05 PM
Great job! love the paint booth.