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Old 10-01-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Patching Metal Roof

Hi,

I am looking for the best way to patch some 1/4" round holes in an aluminum roof. The holes are left over from a prior install of a roof mounted cargo box.

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Old 10-02-2013, 10:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info.

Any suggestions on good places to purchase "Eternabond"?
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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EternaBond Tape - Walmart.com

24"x3" $10 at Walmart, site to store. It is expensive (and hard to find smaller sizes) but you'll never have to deal with them again and if the roof is clean you won't ever have a leak.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link, wasn't too sure if I would be able to find it in small quantaties.

Since I am patchin holes instead of just leaky seams/joints, I wonder if the aluminum tape would work better?

Wondering about the structural integrity of the regular tape vs. the metal tape......
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:26 PM   #7
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Why don't you fill the holes with either screws, wood, or caulking and then cover with Eternabond? Always good to have some tape for other seams etc saw it Amazon.com for $52 for a 50' x 4" roll.
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Long term with exposure to the elements I really don't know how well the aluminum tape holds up, I've never tried it. Maybe someone has that will help you with that answer.

I know the Eternabond is really good, I've never had a leak with it. For multiple holes and the chance of any or all of them leaking, damage that can be done relatively quickly from a leak I would spend the $10 and use Etarnabond.

That's just what I would do because of my experience with the Eternabond and lack of experience with the aluminum tape.
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Externabond tape

Please,Please use externabond tape. It is the Cadillac for roof repair.
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Externabond tape

You can also go the website for externabond tape and it will give you a lot of god info.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:02 AM   #11
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Clean the area, cut silver dollar size pieces of eternabond and put over the holes, active by rubbing/rolling then a nice bead of dicor around the patch and never have to touch it again! SNO
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Thanks I think I am going to give the eternabond a try.

What is "dicor"?
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A self leveling caulking. I am unsure why you would have to use that if you get a good bond with eternabond. Use acetone to clean the area and follow the instructions on the tape.
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I just put the dicor on as an extra level of protection. I know the eternabond is good on it's own. But use a round patch so to not have corners, that can be the weak point of the repair. Only my opinion SNO
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