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Old 09-08-2016, 04:58 PM   #1
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Fiberglass Roof Seam at Drip Rail

What does everyone use to seal the roof seam at the drip rail? I have used Dicor lap sealant in the past but it doesn't seem to hold up well.
This is on a 2002 Winnebago journey 36' DL with a fiberglass roof. I thought about using a strip of Eterna Bond tape but thought that might be a pain to put on as I don't think it should overlap the drip rail.
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We have a 03 Gulf Stream and ended up putting on eternabond at the corners. Prep is the trick to putting on the tape. We cleaned off all of the caulking and then used mineral spirits to make sure all was clean. Put on the tape with the metal roller and all is good. We did this almost 2 years ago and still holding up in the Florida heat and sun. The RV is stored outside year round.
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We have a 03 Gulf Stream and ended up putting on eternabond at the corners. Prep is the trick to putting on the tape. We cleaned off all of the caulking and then used mineral spirits to make sure all was clean. Put on the tape with the metal roller and all is good. We did this almost 2 years ago and still holding up in the Florida heat and sun. The RV is stored outside year round.
Prep is key. I ran 2" length of MH both sides been over 4 yrs. It is still looking good. Wish I would have made a note on the date , but know it's at least 4 years
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Did you overlap the drip rail?
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The sealant I used on my 06 Itasca is Manus 75AM bright white (I have a white roof & gutter). It's Winnebago p/n 072889-10-000. The sealant is urethane based, not silicone. I dug out all the old sealant and scrubbed deep down into the J-channel. As a final step before sealing, I scrubbed the area with acetone. If you have body paint, Winnebago recommends p/n 094401-04-000. It's a clear urethane called Stone Mason Gutter and Siding Sealant, made by the Henry Company.
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Thanks Rockwood27, Ill keep this in mind.
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Did you overlap the drip rail?
Yes , to almost the bottom of the trough. You can not be in a hurry, clean well and do a little at a time. I used a wall paper seam roller. I did measure to make reference marks to keep a straight line.
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Thanks Stearn this is probably what I will do.
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Stearn, could you possibly post any pictures?
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