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Old 08-21-2008, 05:36 AM   #1
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Looking for pros and cons on rubber roof seal and window frame seal. Thanks!
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Looking for pros and cons on rubber roof seal and window frame seal. Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:46 AM   #3
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only one word needed.... ETERNABOND

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Eternabond is great stuff but kind of messy on windows, Scratch!

Bill, I assume you are loking for input on types and brands, not whether or not to use a sealer/caulk. Dicor makes excellent sealants and so does Alpha. You want a self leveling caulk for the horizontal parts of the roof (or use Eternabond tape) but you need a clinging caulk for vertical surfaces.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:37 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RV Roamer:
Eternabond is great stuff but kind of messy on windows, Scratch!

Bill, I assume you are loking for input on types and brands, not whether or not to use a sealer/caulk. Dicor makes excellent sealants and so does Alpha. You want a self leveling caulk for the horizontal parts of the roof (or use Eternabond tape) but you need a clinging caulk for vertical surfaces. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Check out the double sided Eternabond. You do have to remove the window flanges, grab handles, porch lights, etc to install it but it does work great.

http://www.eternabond.com/detail.asp?id=ebds
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:28 AM   #6
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Eternabond has it's place, but for a professional/factory look, use Dicor lap sealant for sealing skylights, rooof seams, fridge vents, plumbing vents ladder mounts on the roof etc. Basically you want it on all the roof surfaces. It flows into all the nooks and crannies and settles where it needs to.

As for windows and doors, lights, external outlets/inlets and side seams, use Proflex RV sealant. Both of these products are about 9 bucks a tube.

On edit:<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Looking for pros and cons on rubber roof seal </div></BLOCKQUOTE> after re-reading your post - are you asking about a product to treat and seal the rubber roof (such as Protectall?) If so, avoid anything like that. Rubber roof manufacturers don't recommend them and may void your substantial warranty. All you need is a good cleaning. That's it.

I forgot another very important product...butyl tape. Use it for mounting new windows, vents, mouldings, etc.

Always avoid using Silicon houshold sealants.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Roadfrog:
Eternabond has it's place, but for a professional/factory look, use Dicor lap sealant

I forgot another very important product...butyl tape. Use it for mounting new windows, vents, mouldings, etc.

Always avoid using Silicon houshold sealants. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Double sided Eternabond is a a very good replacement for double sided butyl rubber tape.

http://www.eternabond.com/detail.asp?id=ebds

It is also good to put under the shower door threshold and wall tracks. Stick it on the threshold or track, trim it with a sharp knife and stick it into to place. Just be carefull to get it lined correctly before making contact.
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If you may have to replace a component, you may not want to use eternabond as it will be very difficult to remove for replacement. Otherwise it is one of the best sealing systems out there.
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