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Old 09-09-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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Roof guidance....

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I could use a little guidance. I have a 2007 Keystone Outback that needs some roof maintenance. It has the EPDM rubber roof and I've discovered a minor leak. I found some 4-6" wide rubber sealing tape that I thought I'd use to repair it, then clean and coat the entire roof with an RV product made for that purpose. I know Dicor makes a rubber roof cleaner but what about the coating? Can anyone recommend one? Is the 'Henry', 'BlackJack' or 'Gardner' brand sold at HomeDepot or Lowes good to use? My thoughts were...clean it and let it dry, then put a strip of the 6" wide tape at the front and rear cap seams, with 4" tape down the sides and perhaps work some around the skylights, vents, etc....then coat the entire top with a sealant/coating via a paint roller. Good plan? Should I use a sealant or a coating? Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-09-2015, 04:47 PM   #2
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A properly maintained EDPM roof should be good for 15 years. With that said, I would not put anything except a good cleaning and Dicor UV protectant on it. If you must, many people like the Henry's 287 or 487 product.

And as for the tape, Eternabond makes a tape specifically designed to chemically bond with EDPM roofing.

You should review the videos on the Dicor web site.

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Old 09-09-2015, 06:19 PM   #3
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I would dicor self selling lap sealant to fix the leak as that's what already up there unless there's a Tar in the roof and dicor cleaner and protectant

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For an EDPM (rubber) roof I would use nothing but Eternabond, Dicor, or Rubber Roof. The Eternabond tape is really tough and will probably outlast the trailer. I used the Rubber Roof product to re-coat a EDPM roof once. It's not an easy job but if done right will last a real long time. My plan is to not keep a TT long enough to need a new roof.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:41 AM   #5
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Thanks, Gentlemen! I've ordered some 6" Eternabond for the seams and 5 gallons of Liquid Roof, which I found comes with a 5 year warranty and 10 years if you bring the thickness up to 30mils. I've got one skylight to replace first (mine's cracked). Looks like a lot of work but cheaper than a new roof! Thanks for the advice/help!
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