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Old 08-01-2013, 01:12 AM   #1
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85 southwind roof sealant?

my new 2 me mh is a 85 southwind. I got on the roof the other day and took a little look around and it looks like all the seems on the roof are cracked and need to be sealed. what should I use and do I need to clean the old stuff off or go over in and around it? do I do just the seems or the whole roof? Any advice is appreciated! thanks guys
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:35 AM   #2
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Just get some eternabond tape. REdo all the seams and NEVER have to check it again. Just did mine the other day. No more roof maintenance other than washing it.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:51 AM   #3
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The major problems will be the front and rear caps I used the tape I was full timing in my 85 I also used a sealer on the roof it's white from Home Depot think its called cool coat in the roofing area helped with the heat
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
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You might want to try this.

Liquid Roof for RV Roof Coating - EPDM Coatings
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:20 AM   #5
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If only the seams need repair. Clean the seams, the sealant does not have to be removed. Use the dicor self leveling sealant to coat the seams. The sealant will adhere to the old surface better if it is wiped with a rag dampened with mineral spirits. (don't pour mineral spirits on the rubber roof)
https://dicorproducts.com/catalog/ro...-lap-sealants/

Be sure anything you use on the roof is safe for EPDM roofing.. The eternabond tape does make a permanent repair...The Liquid rubber and other coating materials are usually for covering or re-doing the entire roof....
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I would use Eternabond on all the large openings such as skylights, vents, etc., and Dicor 502LSW self-leveling sealant on small openings such as TV antenna, vent pipes, etc. DO NOT make the mistake of using anything with a silicone base!

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Old 08-05-2013, 12:44 AM   #7
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roof

I talked to a guy at cw and he said if the seams are all tried and brittle I should remove it all before I put new on. I was thinking of filling it all with the self leveling stuff and leaving the old. what do you guys think? Thanks
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Yep, I use Eternabond too.
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Clean the old off first, then apply Eternabond to the clean metallic surface. Never put new on old, the leaks will come back to haunt you.
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I had a travel trailer sometime back. Nice trailer, but when it rained the roof leaked bad, and I mean it was horrible. So the first sunny day I got up there, and used Eternanond and plenty of fibered roof cement. I lived in the trailer during some pretty bad winter storms. Never had a problem after that. The roof stood up to the elements life a faithful trooper.


QUOTE=nmassender;1666781]my new 2 me mh is a 85 southwind. I got on the roof the other day and took a little look around and it looks like all the seems on the roof are cracked and need to be sealed. what should I use and do I need to clean the old stuff off or go over in and around it? do I do just the seems or the whole roof? Any advice is appreciated! thanks guys[/QUOTE]
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:22 AM   #11
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seal

I know this sounds bad but, anyone try that flex seal? I have a friend that swears by it buy??????
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