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Old 04-15-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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Can I Use Silicon Caulking on My Roof?

Can I use clear silicone caulking on my roof?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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I have moved your thread from the "RV Appliances" forum to here where you'll get more views.

I'm sure our experts will chime in but I don't think it's advisable to use run of the mill silicone caulk.

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #3
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You can, but when someone down the line goes to fix it properly. You will be cursed with a thousand horrible deaths. ( the stuff is nearly impossible to get off)
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What's the best to use?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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What's the best to use?
I just searched the forum for "roof caulk" and got hundreds of threads discussing the topic.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/search.php?searchid=4269546
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Silicone does not adhere well to paint.
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If you use ANY silicone on your roof you will be VERY disappointed.

My recommendation is Geocell 2300 which comes in clear, white, etc.

Proflex is made by Geocell.

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There maybe others but those are the ones right off the top of my head.
Basically NO silicone. It does not move or flex and an RV / MH needs to have some flex when moving down the road.
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Depending on the RV, silicone is used a lot. My 98 Chieftain uses silicone based sealant everywhere except front cap and and edges. Those places use a urethane based sealant.
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I'm with Cliff on this one. Dicor is made for that exact purpose and it does a good job.

Camping World carries it.

You can also order it on-line with one of the iRV2 sponsors.

Notice that it comes in a self-levelling version and one that doesn't sag.

If you are trying to water-proof around say a roof light, I can strongly recommend Eternabond. It is expensive but in this case you get what you pay for - a top class seal.
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I would use the Dicor 502LSW. It works great!
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10-4 on Dicor self-leveling for horizontal surfaces, non-sag for everything else. Eternabond tape is great, for how/when to use it search the internet for Eternabond how-to videos, they have an extensive collection of videos for the DIY person. I can't post a link, my old computer crashed and I lost everything.
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