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Old 08-01-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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ProFlex vs. Silicone

I am planning on mounting a rear view camera on my trailer. I'm going to do plenty of research first, and not make any holes until I am sure of the path I'm going to take for the wiring.

Some of the things I've read say I should use ProFlex RV sealant when I make any penetrations. Is this material really any different than standard Silicone? Is it worth spending the $15 for a 10oz tube of that for the <1oz I will be using?
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yes it is a lot different silicone does not stick to anything well and needs to be resealed a lot. Proflex is probably the best caulk I have ever used. It sticks to surfaces that aren't perfectly clean, and it sticks almost permenantly.
This is what you want to used on the sidewalls of you trailer too. It works waaaaaaaaaaay better than dicor but cannot be used on a rubber roof.
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Awesome thank you for the response!
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I am planning on mounting a rear view camera on my trailer. I'm going to do plenty of research first, and not make any holes until I am sure of the path I'm going to take for the wiring.

Some of the things I've read say I should use ProFlex RV sealant when I make any penetrations. Is this material really any different than standard Silicone? Is it worth spending the $15 for a 10oz tube of that for the <1oz I will be using?
In my opinion, don't cheap out here. I put marine silicone in my holes. It's the good stuff. Probably overkill but I won't take chances.
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In my opinion, don't cheap out here. I put marine silicone in my holes. It's the good stuff. Probably overkill but I won't take chances.
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for the <1oz I will be using?

Like many of you, I have tried all sorts of things to save an open tube of caulk. I happen upon these and have not lost one opened tube yet. No affiliation, just happy customer.

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Proflex is great stuff! One caveat; it must be fresh. Don't buy it until you need it and use it right now. I made the mistake once of buying a couple of tubes more than I needed, and I stored them in my temperature/humidity controlled cupboard in my stick house. Six months later I tried to use them, and they had spoiled. I ran a thread about it then and learned that it's a trait of the product. Use it when it's fresh.

I understand that Silken makes a urethane product that's similar to Proflex.

Silicone in any form is a disastrous product to use anywhere near fiberglass!

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Silicone has no business being used n an RV for anything!

Silicone does not hold up
Silicone once used has to be COMPLETELY removed before anything else can be used......and that means getting rid of the residue left behind
Silicone won't even stick to silicone

Proflex is a very good product. And as suggested.....new tubes
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Silicone has no business being used n an RV for anything!

Silicone does not hold up
Silicone once used has to be COMPLETELY removed before anything else can be used......and that means getting rid of the residue left behind
Silicone won't even stick to silicone

Proflex is a very good product. And as suggested.....new tubes
With all respect I would have to disagree Marine silicone is amazing. I use it all the time and it's never come away on anything I've applied it to.
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With all respect I would have to disagree Marine silicone is amazing. I use it all the time and it's never come away on anything I've applied it to.
If you are talking about a product like 3M 5200 then I would agree that this product is good. Very difficult to remove and pretty expensive. In general silicone is great for caulking your bath sink or other items around the house. The exposure on an RV is pretty hard on caulks. Pro Flex or similar products are the way to go. Silicone always fails when you least expect it. The jury has already decided that this issue has been settled.
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