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Old 08-16-2015, 08:54 AM   #1
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Awning with tiny holes

Noticed the other day during a rain shower, that I have 5 tiny holes in my awning. What would be the best sealant to repair tiny holes? awning in good shape except for this. Don't know how this happen for I always sweep it off before rolling up. thanks for any helpful solution
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Best guess as to cause,fire embers from camp Fire. Cure,tiny dab of silicon sealant. try the sealant first on a area to make sure the awning and sealant play well together.

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I used awning tape to cover a hole where a small limb dropped straight down onto my topper. Same material as the regular awning. Anyway, that tape has held up very well for the past year.

One word of caution: I messed up an awning on our previous rv. I used a stiff broom to sweep leaves & debris off of the roof, toppers and awning before bringing them in. Well, I discovered a lot of tiny holes when looking up and it took a while before I figured out why. I was actually forcing the bristles of the broom down through the awning when I first contacted the broom with the awning. Now I sweep softly and make sure it is sideways on contact. Never crossed my mind when I was putting that broom on the awning that I could be poking holes in it. No holes for 5 years now - I learned my lesson!
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:33 PM   #4
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thanks Len, I do have some clean silicon, I will give it a try. Harry you know I never thought of the broom doing that, but I have always just swept cross ways. I'm lucky there is only 5 very tiny holes that I have seen leaking. Thanks again , I'll let you know how the silicon turns out
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I found glue type product at the hardware store that stays pliable. It worked on pin holes at the top of an old awning.
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NRR, what is the name of the glue you are talking about. Thanks
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This is where a can of Flex Seal might work. It does stay flexible and dries non-sticky.
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I use two sealants for jobs like that

If it's wet.. Seal all (this is basically the original Duco cement which is no longer sold under that name)

If dry,, GOOP.

But any good flexible sealant will work,, Silicon does nto (in my experience) stick that well but if you push it through the hole and flatten it on the other side you have a rivet.. Rivets hold well.
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