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Old 10-22-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Eternabond over Butyl

I've read lots of threads on the use of Eternabond and think I'm pretty well prepared to get this done....4" rolls and the roller.

The front and rear cap seems straight forward as it'll be applied centrally over the cap and roof covering the screws/bolts holding that bead strip down over the joint.

The other openings on the roof are the question, like skylights, vents etc where Butyl or other type of caulking has been applied with a caulking gun. These seams are not smooth nor flat but instead resemble the coat on a Shar-Pei dog (you know the wrinkled skin look).

How on earth can you get into all those small wrinkles/depressions in the caulking with acetone to clean it out? ....or have people just cleaned whatever they can and rolled the tape right over this uneven surface?

I was going to added on to an existing thread however most were in coach specific forums and I figured adding it to the Class A general would get more traffic.

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Eternabond is my choice. I used it everywhere on my rig. Around vents and od shapes you can cut arches and od shapes with a knife, I also use it on a large crack in the middle of my sky lite. Its easy to put on looks good and works for me.....
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You don't need to remove the old caulking. Just clean it the best you can with acetone and apply the 4" Eternabond tape right over the top of it. don't worry about getting down in the cracks while cleaning.
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You don't need to remove the old caulking. Just clean it the best you can with acetone and apply the 4" Eternabond tape right over the top of it. don't worry about getting down in the cracks while cleaning.
Thanks a bunch for the input!

As soon as this darned fog lifts and the roof dries off I'll climb up there and get her done...
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I might add, EB seals much better if it is put on a warm surface. Conversely, the tape is easier to handle and cut if it is cold. Just make sure you roll it with something like a small wallpaper roller very firmly. In places you can't roll, press firmly into place with your hands or thumbs.
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I have an 03 DS and i put on my first Eternabond tape yesterday. 4" tape on all the side seams and caps (with the Dicor on the front edge). i also put it around the shower skylight. Bought two fifty foot rolls and just ran out or would have continued around everything....that stuff is "sticky" and certainly looks like it will do the job. The roof looks so much better.....i am going to get that third roll. David
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