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Old 10-31-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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Red Devil Butyl caulk

Anyone have any experience with this? I was looking for butyl putty to do some preventive maintenance on the roof joints, etc.. Reviews on Amazon indicate it is a good self leveling joint filler.

http://www.reddevil.com/index.php?l=...t_detail&p=738
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Sounds good. I found a tube of butyl caulk a few years ago in an Ace Hardware. Used it up finally, and couldn't find any more. Ace no longer carries it, nor can they order it. I loved the stuff, and it worked well in areas where the items caulked tended to move around. When we put in our residential refrigerator I bought some butyl tape from Fastenall to use on the driver side window we removed to get the fridge in. Butyl is great stuff.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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If your interested, you may wish to read the reviews on Amazon. If I don't hear anything bad I will likely give it a try.
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Do you have a rubber roof or a fiberglass roof. If it is EPDM Rubber then do not use that Red Devil. Use DICOR sealer which is especially made by DICOR for rubber roofs.

https://www.dicorproducts.com/catalo...-lap-sealants/
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I don't think that product is self-leveling. Didn't see it in the description either.

Butyl is excellent for metal but can be used on other materials with some success. Probably would work ok.

Why do you want to use this rather than a caulk designed for RV roof application, e.g. Dicor (self-leveling or standard), Alpha Sealant, or Geocel Proflex RV? The Red Devil isn't any cheaper, so why not use the right stuff?

http://www.rvupgradestore.com/Dicor-...-p/38-9001.htm
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Do you have a rubber roof or a fiberglass roof. If it is EPDM Rubber then do not use that Red Devil. Use DICOR sealer which is especially made by DICOR for rubber roofs.

https://www.dicorproducts.com/catalo...-lap-sealants/
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I don't think that product is self-leveling. Didn't see it in the description either.

Butyl is excellent for metal but can be used on other materials with some success. Probably would work ok.

Why do you want to use this rather than a caulk designed for RV roof application, e.g. Dicor (self-leveling or standard), Alpha Sealant, or Geocel Proflex RV? The Red Devil isn't any cheaper, so why not use the right stuff?

http://www.rvupgradestore.com/Dicor-...-p/38-9001.htm
My first task was going to be cleaning the roof edge at the drip mold on both sides and recaulking. I was concerned the Di-cor may be too "runny" for this particular area. Next area was to be top and side edges of all the windows. I had seen cautions to only use Di-cor lap-sealant on horizontal areas. I was trying to avoid using putty type strips for the job. Looking for experienced direction, this is all new to me and I want to do it right.
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I had an EDPM (rubber roof) on our previous coach. After a lot of home work, I ran across Snow Seal. The stuff very easy to apply on a clean roof. I brushed the edges and around everything mounted on the roof and rolled the rest. It's thick enough, you pour some on the roof and then spread. It's a bit pricey.... $ 50+ a gallon and only available factory direct or at ACE. I bought a case. Here's a site with what you'll want to read: Ames' Snow Seal . I did three coats and it does everything promised. I had such a bright white roof, the sun was embarrassed. I suggest this stuff, because I don't like having to spend a lot of time on the roof watching others in their easy chairs. Hope this helps.
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