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Old 08-16-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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Touching up roof..is silicone OK?

Hit a couple screws on roof with my boot. They could use a touch up with caulk. Got a tube of self leveling stuff the dealer sold me with the camper. Don't want to open it for just 2 screws. Can get by with an open tube of clear silicone or do I have to go self leveling caulk route on rubber roof?
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:40 PM   #2
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I would not use silicon (the clear rubber looking stuff) It really does not seal that well. I an a believer in eternabond. I have used it to seal holes in a TT we had for the kids to use and the roof joints on a previous MH. Worked great the stuff was still tight on the MH when we sold it 7 years later. I believe you can buy sample spools at CW stores so a couple of screw heads should be a snap with one small spool
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dealer told me to never use silicone or any other oil based product on a EDM roof. It will damage the rubber.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:43 PM   #4
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The tube should be dicor lap selant. Use it, seal it up with electricians tape, store it inside where it is cool.
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You CAN'T use silicone on rubber roof. There are several products you CAN use. Use the stuff from the dealer and stick a nail in the tube. If the screw heads are on a metal strip you could seal the heads with silicone, but silicone won't stick to rubber roof.

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Silicone will not stick well to a painted surface either.
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I would not use silicon (the clear rubber looking stuff) It really does not seal that well. I an a believer in eternabond. I have used it to seal holes in a TT we had for the kids to use and the roof joints on a previous MH. Worked great the stuff was still tight on the MH when we sold it 7 years later. I believe you can buy sample spools at CW stores so a couple of screw heads should be a snap with one small spool
I also have used eternabond on seams and cracks, works great. I fixed a 3 inch crack in my bathroom skylight last year, still holding great. It is available at most super Walmarts in the RV section, minor repair kit size for around 10 bucks.
I would agree with most of the other posters, for touching up screw heads that scuffed off I would use Dicor lap sealant.
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Use Dicor sealant caulk. As mentioned seal the end with some shrink wrap and secure it with tape. Store in a cool area. Should last for a while.
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Open the caulk. Cut the finger off an old rubber (latex) glove and rubber band it around the end of the tube. If you want you can vacuum seal (food saver) the tube after that. The caulk does have a "shelf life" even if not opened.
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I would not use silicon
I will second that, Sillicon makes good gaskets, but it is not all that great as a caulk.. Dicor is recommened,... They make the roof, they make the best stuff to put on it.
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Dicor Self-leveling lap sealant is approved for use on rubber roofs. Eternabond tape also great for sealing cracks but I would hesitate using it for covering screw heads as your roof can look like a bunch of taped up patches eventurally. Most RV dealers carry the Dicor and you can also get it from Camping World.
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