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Yesterday I forgot to open my garage door far enough to clear roof cross bars and damaged my hardtop at the drip rail...it broke a small section out about a 1/4" × 1 1/2"....
Does anyone know of any way to repair this?..ie a repair kit or filler
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Remove any pieces of fiberglass that are frayed or splintered. Clean the hole with rubbing alcohol, then fill it with 5 minute epoxy. It may ooze our due to gravity so you might want to use multiple applications of epoxy. You’ll want to build a little mound of epoxy that is higher than the surrounding fiberglass. Once cured, use a sharp new razor blade (not a box cutter blade - too thick) to level the epoxy. You can also sand it, just be careful to not damage the surrounding paint.

Once it’s smooth and level to the touch you can paint it with Mopar touch-up spray made for the black textured tops.
 

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Remove any pieces of fiberglass that are frayed or splintered. Clean the hole with rubbing alcohol, then fill it with 5 minute epoxy. It may ooze our due to gravity so you might want to use multiple applications of epoxy. You’ll want to build a little mound of epoxy that is higher than the surrounding fiberglass. Once cured, use a sharp new razor blade (not a box cutter blade - too thick) to level the epoxy. You can also sand it, just be careful to not damage the surrounding paint.

Once it’s smooth and level to the touch you can paint it with Mopar touch-up spray made for the black textured tops.
A Dremel with the right attachment works great .
 

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Yesterday I forgot to open my garage door far enough to clear roof cross bars and damaged my hardtop at the drip rail...it broke a small section out about a 1/4" × 1 1/2"....
Does anyone know of any way to repair this?..ie a repair kit or filler
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Last summer my daughter backed out of the garage , without opening the door at all ! REALLY !!! WTF ! How do you do that ? :facepalm: I use this emoticon more than any other ! New garage door = $400
 
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Remove any pieces of fiberglass that are frayed or splintered. Clean the hole with rubbing alcohol, then fill it with 5 minute epoxy. It may ooze our due to gravity so you might want to use multiple applications of epoxy. You’ll want to build a little mound of epoxy that is higher than the surrounding fiberglass. Once cured, use a sharp new razor blade (not a box cutter blade - too thick) to level the epoxy. You can also sand it, just be careful to not damage the surrounding paint.

Once it’s smooth and level to the touch you can paint it with Mopar touch-up spray made for the black textured tops.
You DEFINITELY slept in a Holiday Inn last night!
 

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The epoxy repair suggestions are good. You can also take it to a body shop if your not confident. They do repairs like that all the time. I don't think it will cost much.
 
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Last summer my daughter backed out of the garage , without opening the door at all ! REALLY !!! WTF ! How do you do that ? :facepalm: I use this emoticon more than any other ! New garage door = $400
Its an older garage door
Last summer my daughter backed out of the garage , without opening the door at all ! REALLY !!! WTF ! How do you do that ? :facepalm: I use this emoticon more than any other ! New garage door = $400
Its an older garage door from the 50s at my apt....It goes up but I have to push it up an extra 3 inches and clamp it before I pull in or out but I got distracted and forgot this time...
 
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Im going to try Bondo fiberglass repair resin!
 

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