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I didn't want a project but but I have one
This all started by chasing a leak from the cabintop hatch. First I thought I would only have to replace the headliner but before I knew it I was pulling off squares of iner skin and found a good portion of the cabintop core (plywood) was rotted. A previous owner had drilled holes through the exterior skin and plugged with epoxy. This did nothing except place little stalagmites of epoxy throughout the cabin top.
So here's the question(s), I have removed a good portion of the inner skin and found some rot, which I have scraped off. I also found a lot of wet wood that is firm.
1) Do I replace the whole cabin top core?
2) Can I use GIT ROT or ROT DOCTOR on the solid stuff and just replace the really rotted plywood? Will straight epoxy work better than what I just mentioned?
3) Will the core that I left between the exteror/interor plywood ever dry out?
4) I have cut the interor skn away in pannels, can I put these back up, or use new cloth?
Any input is appreciated. I tried to upload a photo but was unsuccessful.