Silicone or fiberglass resin to repair a plastic car top carrier hole?

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Old 09-26-10, 06:13 PM
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Silicone or fiberglass resin to repair a plastic car top carrier hole?

I bought a used car top carrier (Sears Sport 20-SV)
It looks to be made of about 3/16" thick black plastic. (not sure what type)
In one of the top ridges these is split hole about 1" long 1/8" wide..
I could probably seal it with some black silicone, but maybe over time that would come off. Maybe not.

Would it be better to use some fiberglass & resin on the inside for a more permanent fix?

Thanks for your 2 cents.
 
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Old 09-26-10, 06:40 PM
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I would look for a more substantial repair such as fiberglas and resin, mainly because this is a weight bearing point of the carrier.
 
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Old 09-26-10, 06:56 PM
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Yep, the more I think about it, the glass & resin seems more like a "repair" & not just a quick fix.
 
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repair hole

I had a large speaker fall on my topper and punched a hole in it. I used the fiberglass mesh and resin on the inside then filled the outside with body filler. So far so good.
 
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