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Old 09-01-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
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Rubber Roof ?

Need to repair a leak in the rubber roof above the drivers seat about 2 square feet. The caulking where the roof meets the fiberglass cap is shot. How hard is it to pull back the roof without damaging it?


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Old 09-01-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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Hi jettyjock,
I can not answer the question you ask. However, consider using the EternaBond product. It works as advertised. Once applied, forget about leaks for 10 years. Go to RV Leak Repair Tapes & Sealants | EternaBond and check it out.

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Need to repair a leak in the rubber roof above the drivers seat about 2 square feet. The caulking where the roof meets the fiberglass cap is shot. How hard is it to pull back the roof without damaging it?

It's hard to guess what you are trying to fix without seeing it first hand. I just finished working on my rubber roof. I used Dicor sealent where the roof connects to the fiberglass cap. The sealent worked great. After putting it on it flows out to a smooth seal. I put it on using a back and forth pattern like running a bead welding, left to right.. I made the seal about 2 to 2 1/2 inches. It flows out to a nice seal. I also had a bubble in the corner of the roof. I wad told not to worry about it, but it knew it was there! I didn't want to cut the rubber roof to repair it, so I used a 60cc syringe and large needle to inject the water base sealent. This worked great. Be sure to remove all the old caulking, and clean area. Dicor also makes a tape that is good for roof repair..
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:42 PM   #4
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The EPDM rubber sheet is (or should be) firmly glued down, so it is difficult to pull back. Just fix the leak spot and reseal the edge by the cap. Eternabond works well, but so does plain old Dicor lap sealant.
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