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Old 01-21-2019, 03:08 PM   #1
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Alternative to re-sealing all my roof penetrations

Ok, I have a case of Dicor self leveling sealant in my Amazon cart and before I buy it, I want to see if there are any other options to re-sealing my old and cracking factory sealant. I don't need to cover my entire roof....the fiberglass looks good and after removing the oxidation and waxing, I no longer get the white streaking down the side of my coach. I just need to re-do the sealant around all the roof penetrations (skylight, vents, solar panel mounts, etc). I really don't want to remove the old stuff but it really looks bad when I apply new sealant over the old. Has anyone applied a roof coating (RV Armor, RVRoof, Rhino Liner, LineX) just around the areas that already have sealant? I'm wondering if this would make a uniform cover over the old sealant (look better) and last a lifetime....oh and I wouldn't have to squeeze out a case of sealant using a caulk gun!
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In my opinion only... I would think the idea of covering the entire roof with any of the products you mentioned would be a good fix but, the problem, as I see it is if something such as your A/C, roof vents etc need replacing you'll have to break the bond created by the new material on the roof and turn around and buy some Dicor.
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Im a ryobi tool guy who needed to do the same thing to the 95 dynasty I bought 1+ years ago. since our kitchen was being remodeled and we were doing some of the work I thought Id make both jobs a little easier to do and bought one of these at Home Depot.

it made doing the jobs a snap and significantly reduced pain in my arthritic right thumb. a case of dicor is a bit of work so you may give a thought to using it / something similar.

https://www.ryobitools.com/products/...hesive-gun_675
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Alternative to re-sealing all my roof penetrations

oh, and, fwiw I bought this to remove the old stuff, just used the scraper attachment from my multi-mate. (that unit is corded and I had pain problems that made dealing with a cord, well, painful.)

using this tool made removing the old stuff easy ... just slipped it right off.

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Remove old caulk with tool Radacratz used , clean with alcohol and put eternabond tape and forget it.
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oh, and, fwiw I bought this to remove the old stuff, just used the scraper attachment from my multi-mate. (that unit is corded and I had pain problems that made dealing with a cord, well, painful.)

using this tool made removing the old stuff easy ... just slipped it right off.

https://www.ryobitools.com/power-too...ool-attachment
Any problem damaging the fiberglass with the scraper??
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Remove old caulk with tool Radacratz used , clean with alcohol and put eternabond tape and forget it.
You may be on to something with the eternabond tape idea!
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Any problem damaging the fiberglass with the scraper??
none @ all.

I returned specifically to suggest you use eternabond to cover the new dicor layer but appreciate the eternabond-only thinking. the only downside to that I can see is it lacks the extra padding dicor provides ... might work just fine, though.

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Eternabond tape is the cats meow! I did every roof seam and object opening with it 3 yrs ago and it is still sticking like new. No lifting corners, no cracking or any other signs of failure. Sooooo glad I did it.
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I use one of these: https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/equ...0-p-33857.aspx. Lifts up the old Dicor pretty easily. Then just re-Dicor. I think it has been 4 years since I did it last. No issues.
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I use one of these: https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/equ...0-p-33857.aspx. Lifts up the old Dicor pretty easily. Then just re-Dicor. I think it has been 4 years since I did it last. No issues.
looks like a helpful tool , thx for the recommendation.
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^^. I got lucky and a windshield replacement guy gave it to me. I use it all the time for all kinds of stuff. That little thing is tough. If you see a safelite van they might just give you one.
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I use one of these: https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/equ...0-p-33857.aspx. Lifts up the old Dicor pretty easily. Then just re-Dicor. I think it has been 4 years since I did it last. No issues.
Thanks everyone!

I think I may start off with this and see how it goes before I spend money on the more expensive removal methods....then may try the eternabond to see how it does on the external corners of the brackets and vents. I'm thinking that it may pucker up around corners.
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