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Old 04-29-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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Eternabond tape vs Dicor self leveling sealant

I need to fill numerous hairline (and larger) cracks on the fiberglass roof of my Monaco.

My question is: Which should I use....
tape or the sealant?
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:31 PM   #2
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Hi Stan,

If you are planning on keeping the coach you might want to consider this fix.

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Either will do the job. The Eternabond will last 10 plus years and not need any attention. The Dicor will need to be retouched after a year or so. Still easy to maintain. I recently put Eternabond on all my roof seams and used the Dicor on the round vent covers. Both great products and easy to work with. The tape might look a little funny if you just use it in spots to cover the cracks but then again who will see it anyway.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:58 PM   #4
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Another option for a fibreglass roof is 3m 4000 sealant.
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I use the EternaBond tape to re-seal large openings such as skylights, vents, etc., along with the Dicor 502LSW around the edges of the tape to seal it. For small openings, such as vent pipes, I use the Dicor alone.

I think in your situation I would just use the Dicor!
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If you are planning on keeping the coach you might want to consider this fix.



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My coach is 40' long. Approximately, what would a rv-Armour roof cost?
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I recommend both. Clean the area well, apply self leveling sealant, let it set. The apply Eternabond Tape over the top, making sure both sides are attached to the solid roof top. Get smaller wallpaper roller, and work out bubbles as needed. Ok to slice the tap in a bubble to get the air out, as it will self seal.

The final step that I learned to do, is tun a thin lay of the self leveling sealant to the leading edge of the tape.

With the exception of yearly check of the leading edge sealant, this is a onetime job.

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I have used a lot of different things in the past and I like the EternaBond tape with the EPDM roof we had on our Alpenlite 5er.
I have went with Proflex on my coach it works great. Take about 24 to 36 hours to dry but when dry it is like glass and it stays pliable. I have sealed all the slide seams on my bedroom slide where we had a leak, fixed on the first try plus all seams on the roof and around air horns. I used one qt can but got another just to have on hand.
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This is the summer that I think I will need to some general roof maintenance. I've not worked with either Eternabond or Dicor but watched others. LOL

The biggest question is regarding the the seam at the point where the roof (fiberglass) meets the rear cap. There is a rather large mound of decor and it is starting to crack.

I was thinking I might use the tape but wonder if the potential for that joint to flex might cause the tape to rip. Can I lay it with a little "sag" between the roof and cap? Should I fill/level that gap with dicor? Any thoughts on how I can best do this?
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I'd think it'd take a lot of flex to tear the tape. It's very flexible and will stretch.
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This is the summer that I think I will need to some general roof maintenance. I've not worked with either Eternabond or Dicor but watched others. LOL

The biggest question is regarding the the seam at the point where the roof (fiberglass) meets the rear cap. There is a rather large mound of decor and it is starting to crack.

I was thinking I might use the tape but wonder if the potential for that joint to flex might cause the tape to rip. Can I lay it with a little "sag" between the roof and cap? Should I fill/level that gap with dicor? Any thoughts on how I can best do this?
The tape won't rip. I would scrape off as much dicor as you can, put a new bead down that seam. Then, put a EB tape over that. Get a larger tape, such as 6", so you can bridge over the dicor.
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Thanks folks. My gap is probably normal at about 1/4" so I was thinking I would use the dicor first and then tape with a very minor among of slack in the gap. Maybe another bead of dicor over that gap.

I was thinking the process to remove all the old dicor would be harder. Any recommendations for the best way to remove the old dicor that is left after the peeling is done?
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My coach is 40' long. Approximately, what would a rv-Armour roof cost?
You will have to contact them for the cost. I think I heard somebody paid $10 a foot but I can't find the post again.

Call their toll free number.

Here is another option but you have to go to their location. No idea on the price.

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You will have to contact them for the cost. I think I heard somebody paid $10 a foot but I can't find the post again....
I thought I read $100-$120 per linear foot.
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