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Old 07-26-2021, 01:38 PM   #1
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I'm looking for ideas to seal cracks on the end cap. The attached picture shows the area when I first purchased the trailer, that long crack was sealed with Masterweld and stabilized with screws last year when we resealed the roof and replaced the broken drain spouts.
That area recently impacted a thick tree branch and there are now has more cracks as shown by blue lines. Wasnít able to get a picture, sorry.
I doubt Iíll be able to use screws again as I donít know if there is anything for threads to grab.
Was thinking maybe some type of super strong sealing tape?
All suggestions welcome!
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You need(ed) to stop drill the end of the crack (or now cracks) to stop the further spread of the cracks. I've used a 3/32" bit for this purpose, but 1/8" would probably work as well. By "rounding" the end of the crack, it stops the propagation.

Then, you can fill the crack and the stop drilled hole with a suitable filler such as Lexel caulk. You could also tape over it with Eternabond tape.

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I used 2 part epoxy and sanded it back smooth. worked great
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Thanks Jack and midmo. Guessing Iíll drill again and either tape with eternabond or try a two part epoxy for a smoother finish. The end caps are made of ABS plastic?
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I'm pretty sure they are ABS plastic.

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