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Old 05-01-2011, 10:22 PM   #15
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EM - Concerning the tape you applied, was it the blue painters tape? or just masking tape?
Your coach is newer than ours, do you keep it outside all the time? We have covered storage, and that should help to keep the seems from degrading from UV, etc, what do you think? Is this something I need to get up their and do, or just check? Thank you for the info.

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Old 05-02-2011, 12:18 AM   #16
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This according to my field tests:
Any old blue tape is probably no better than cheapo masking.
The 3M blue tape will last maybe 2 weeks in direct sun before it starts to affect the gum (it actually says this in the fine print, so I timed it). If you leave it for a month, it won't peel off cleanly, but will still come off w/a thumbnail (much more work) a bit at a time.

As to the seams, they need to be checked twice a year, spring & fall. They can open up and wick in moisture which will turn into a mold & mildew problem. Using the late fall as a definite catch point allows a clean and dry application before onset of wet weather.

One nice thing about the Acryl-R 5522 is that it can adhear to itself, so some acetone cleaning and a short repair over existing will work for a while.
Haven't tried the new green tape yet. Seems pretty rugged.

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