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Old 08-24-2016, 08:07 AM   #1
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Sealing Roof

Has anyone used Flex Seal to seal their camper roofs? If so, did it work?
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:14 AM   #2
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I use Plas-T-Cote for my rubber roof. Works exceptionally well.

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I know someone who did it, and it didn't last very long. In a couple of years it sort of dried up and no longer sealed.
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I know someone who did it, and it didn't last very long. In a couple of years it sort of dried up and no longer sealed.
I would guess the UV rays would damage it quickly.
I used Eternabond tape. Expensive stuff but it works great. Proper prep is needed.
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I know someone who did it, and it didn't last very long. In a couple of years it sort of dried up and no longer sealed.
Mine has lasted for years - on two different trailers. Proper preparation is the key!
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You mean the "As seen on TV" stuff? I would think that to be experimental at best.
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https://youtu.be/oh3JSR1URe0

Apparently works pretty good
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I know someone who did it, and it didn't last very long. In a couple of years it sort of dried up and no longer sealed.
I looked at a used trailer. The owner said that instead of using Dicor he sealed around the roof with PlasTcote. The roof was a disaster.

EPDM, TPO, and rubber are not the same animals.


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You can see a skim of oil running (petroleum distilates?) off the patched roof after it was sprayed with water. Is this what you want running off your RV.
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Just watched JTBUILD"S video. That's exactly the way my friends trailer looked with the flaking and pitting. I wouldn't recommend this on any roof, but especially on an RV.
My advice--get Dicor or Eternabond. Yes, it's more $$ but what are the $ consequences of a leak on an RV?
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Just watched JTBUILD"S video. That's exactly the way my friends trailer looked with the flaking and pitting. I wouldn't recommend this on any roof, but especially on an RV.
My advice--get Dicor or Eternabond. Yes, it's more $$ but what are the $ consequences of a leak on an RV?
Dicor is a self-leveling lap sealant for around roof penetrations.
Eternabond is a tape used to fix tears in the roof membrane. Through-the-roof is also a good sealant for tears or holes.

Plas-T-Cote is a rubber roof paint, used to coat the entire rubber roof.

I first fix all seals with Dicor, all holes or tears with Eternabond, then paint the entire roof with Plas-T-Cote after power washing the roof.

This process is only valid for rubber roofs. It works great and still looks great after 2 years. When I am done the roof looks like new.
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