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Old 09-07-2018, 08:08 AM   #1
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Filon - Delamination

I have a section of the forward drivers side siding at the front that has delaminated and is now threatening to break loose when driving down the highway.
I am wondering if there is a good way of fixing aside from using the delamination kits? Those basically look like Marine Epoxy used to rebind the layers in the walls without dissolving the styrofoam.
Not much left of the season and I have a trip next weekend so I have to do something temporary at minimum, probably white Gorilla tape down the edge!
I am working on it tomorrow so if I have a locally available (to Northern Ontario!) option for a permanent repair I would be open to trying that sooner rather than later!
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I should have attached this link
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...and these pictures...RV%20delam.jpgMarine%20Epoxy%20Gallon.jpgJB%20Marine%20Weld.JPGMarine%20Epoxy.JPG
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Decided to put off any re-lamination and just covered the edge with Gorilla tape until I have a sound solution for fixing that portion of the wall.
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I think you made a wise choice to wait. Those 11th hour repairs tend to give me problems.
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Thanks!
It's just too large an area to fix quickly and fix well at the same time. It is fine right now but I want it to stay very dry until I can fix it correctly!
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I have been investigating delam repair and found the Delamrepair site as well.

One of the biggest questions I have is, how does one dry out a wall with deep delaim in it? I did not find that anywhere on the site.

From my first dive into this, the layers need to be dry in order for the epoxy to work. But again there are 2 types of epoxies. If the wall is saturated I'm not seeing how any kind of glue would work. Even water activated glue I question. How do you bond to mush?

You made a wise choice, this repair needs time to sort out the details. Good choice on the Gorilla tape.
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Iím with JohnB. It logically doesnít make sense to think the epoxies would adhere to wet/damp wood.

Iíve gotten to know the owner of a semi-local RV repair shop and he told me he does delamination repairs. Iíll have to pick his brain next time I see him.

He has some pictures on Facebook...

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Great info guys. Delamination is a problem with little good info except advertising that I see.
I have time and my wall is pretty dry there. Been reasonably well sealed for over a year and a warm dry summer after a hard hard freeze last winter which is good for drying...
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