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Old 10-02-2017, 11:46 AM   #21
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Very refreshing to hear from someone who maintains a positive attitude even going through all those problems. Well miss you at the Torque Contest that starts in a couple hours!
I've been wondering - to whom did I pass my crown?!
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:48 AM   #22
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Very apropos quote. Fits in stride with the one in my signature.
Two great quotes. Really, I love a good story, even if it's about me. After the third tire, what can you do but laugh?! And watch the tire pressure gauge on the Jeep tires all. the. way. home.
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:49 AM   #23
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Nindy, I really appreciate stories such as yours. Too often people get really upset about things that in the long run don't really matter all that much. Stress is a killer. Laughter is a healer and somewhere between the two a person learns to adapt to the circumstance.

Thanks very much for sharing your story. Safe travels, always.
Thank you, Donna!
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:15 PM   #24
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Finally getting around to ordering a new mud flap since I lost one with the tire blowout last fall. Thought you might like to see the damage to the wheel well. According to Reace, everything looks fine. I've had six trips since then so hearing that is a good thing. I don't know much about fiberglass construction but I do know it's not going to rust!
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:34 PM   #25
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That doesn't look bad at all. Just gelcoat chips. Those happen. IF it bothers you, there's a thread going on right now: http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f9...ilm-12786.html

I'm leaning toward adding Plasti-Dip spray to the wheel wells of Ten Forward. It's more 'rubberized' so rocks 'should' bounce off and if it gets old and tired and funky looking... it peels off easily and can be reapplied.
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:37 PM   #26
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Finally getting around to ordering a new mud flap since I lost one with the tire blowout last fall. Thought you might like to see the damage to the wheel well. According to Reace, everything looks fine. I've had six trips since then so hearing that is a good thing. I don't know much about fiberglass construction but I do know it's not going to rust!
If you are looking for an easy way to fill in any gouge try Marine-Tex. Incredible stuff. Order white so it dries to match.

https://www.amazon.com/MTI-Marine-Te.../dp/B077DTX72G
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:45 PM   #27
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I wanted to do our wheel wells in rhino-liner or line-x bed spray, but my wife vetoed the idea.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:04 PM   #28
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I wanted to do our wheel wells in rhino-liner or line-x bed spray, but my wife vetoed the idea.
Smart woman. Rough surface attracts dirt and is harder to clean than a smooth gelcoat surface.
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:35 PM   #29
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If you are looking for an easy way to fill in any gouge try Marine-Tex. Incredible stuff. Order white so it dries to match.
Oooh, thank you and thank you, Donna, as well. I will check that all out!
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Smart woman. Rough surface attracts dirt and is harder to clean than a smooth gelcoat surface.
Yeah, but dirt on rough black is a don't care...
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Yeah, but dirt on rough black is a don't care...
In that case, do nothing, including washing the wheel wells.
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what triggered this, when we got home from the 4-5 week road trip we took in the Casita last summer for the Eclipse etc, at some point we'd had to drive through 50 miles of fresh tar-n-pea-gravel. weeks later, I'm cleaning up the Casita, took me a whole lot of elbow grease with WD-40 and a scotch-brite teflon (orange with a white scour pad) sponge (try it, it works pretty good!) to get the tar streaks off the wheel wells. don't use the standard yellow with a green scour pad sponges, they'll trash the finish.
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:56 AM   #33
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took me a whole lot of elbow grease with WD-40 and a scotch-brite teflon
Plain old solvent does the job in minutes. Works for me.

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