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Old 10-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Eternabond is not always the best option

Just thought I'd share so that someone doesn't make the same mistake. I've asked about how to seal cracks or areas needing to be more water tight and the response I received was always "Eternabond tape". Well on the bottom of my slide there is that black plastic material which is designed to slide along the opening base as the slide goes in and out. That material barely 90*'s up on the bottom sides about 1/4" or so. There is a crack on the back portion of both sides of that plastic and if you pull open the crack you can see the exposed wood. So I thought the "best" option would be to cover it with Eternabond. DONT do this. I cleanly installed this stuff on the bottom edge of the slide, covering the cracked areas. Looked nice.....until I pushed the slide in, where the tape got all hung up and got all torn up. No fun because now I was forced to remove tape that is marketed as permanent. Luckily I was able to remove it and I'm only chalking up being able to do so simply because it was fairly cool out and it didnt have days to set in the hot weather. But just noting.....this stuff was crazy hard to get off. I guess I'll try something like caulking to seal those cracked areas.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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Eternabond is only good for roofs. Whoever told you you should use it all over the RV is Quacky. Dicor makes calking products that will better suit your needs. Glad you were able to remove the tape before it cured.
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They make repair material for the plastic fabric your talking about. I dont know what it is called and have neber used it. Try talking to a good full servce RV shop or Google it.
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13-1610 - Under Belly Tape - Price: $0.65 - Factory RV Surplus - 1611 W Bristol St, Elkhart, IN 46514 (800) 325-1461 (574) 262-3327

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Thanks guys.

I'd be upset for spending $80 on Eternabond but I need it for the tape on the top of the slides too. Unless I'm not supposed to use it there either.

So.....just to make sure. The tape you linked is specifically for what I described? I'm not talking about the underbelly but the slippery hard plastic bottom of the slide.
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