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Old 08-29-2008, 06:02 PM   #15
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I've seen SOB units that don't even use the vinyl insert. I'm not sure how they seal the screws. Would we be better off to remove the insert, as it seems to accumulate water? The screws could then be covered by a strip of EternaBond tape to keep the water out.
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:38 PM   #16
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I've noticed a few areas around the trailer where the caulking needs to be touched up. Most areas are just a couple of inches. What caulking manufacturer does PI use? I'm assuming that I should use the same product or does it matter? I see Workshop used a DAP product on his but he was replacing it all.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:15 PM   #17
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I don't know what kind of chaulking they use in production....but when we were there and I told Jack I wanted to take out all my shower walls and start over fresh the service dept. gave me a tube of Silatech 100% silicone sealant, industrial grade part # 32391. Made by Loctite Corp. I like it and really like the removable tip. It comes with a plastic screw in cap that goes staight into the tube at the base. Keeps it fresh. I'm just about out. I think any good grade 100% silicone would do....but have been told their is a home grade and RV grade. Anyone else want to chime in....someone that knows more than SirKnowItAll!! That oughta be easy!
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Jerry, I use GE Silicone II on the exterior of the unit and Dicor on the roof. I like DAPS, Latex, underneath the unit for certain applications, when I was rebuilding the compartment doors, areas where I need to paint over or need water cleanup. Its only about 5% of my caulking. Otherwise I will remove the bad area and touchup with silicone on areas I'm not ready to redo completely. If I'm not mistaken, DAPs might make a silicone but for some reason have always used GE.
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Thanks guys. I have some DAP in the shop. Sounds like compatibility with existing isn't a problem.
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