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Sail Panel Replacement
Q: Any ‘98-’02 owners that have had to have their
sail panel replaced due to the bubbling paint issue? Was curious how much I
should expect to pay for the body work and paint. I did pick up a new panel, but
figured will wait to take it in.
Merrimack, New Hampshire
A: I started to notice it on my ‘99 a couple of
years ago. I ended up finding out there was a service bulletin issued back
around 2000 or so. Apparently from around 1999 I believe to 2002 they used an
improper adhesive on the sail panel that gases off and reacts with the
fiberglass panel causing the bubbling. The only cure for it is to remove and
replace. If there any repair attempts made and then repainted the adhesive will
gas off and cause the same problem again.
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