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Old 11-12-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Caulking

My coach is a dark color and I'd like to recaulk some joints. I have not been able to find a dark color caulk. Does anyone have any sources?

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Old 11-12-2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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I use clear caulk. It dries so that it is not noticeable. Some rigs require specific types of caulk, as well as some roof membranes. I would also check with an RV dealer for advice.
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Newmar uses clear silicone caulk on the painted areas.
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If you are NOT caulking an EPDM rubber rook then I highly recommend this product. It lasts forever.

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Every time I've tried silicone in the past it lasts for a short time, then peels off, doesn't seem to adhere well. Is there a special brand to use?
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I don't know what brand Newmar uses, but it doesn't come off.

Could you have wax on the area you were caulking?
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I clean it pretty good. Yes the sides of mine are caulked with silicone, but those seams on radius on the roof appears to be an opague dark caulking.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:21 PM   #8
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The best Silicone is GE Silicone II.
It has far superior bonding strength than all other
silicone caulks, including GE Silicone I.
They make black and dark brown, as well as other
colors and clear. Cost around 7 bucks a tube,
well worth the extra expense.
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I think I would check with the coach manufacturer. Regular silicone house type caulk is a no-no for RV applications. Search here on this site.
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I find these folks to have a huge selection and they are very knowledgeable about RV applications. They do have several brands that come in different colours and some are paintable.

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