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Old 02-19-2013, 04:59 PM   #15
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What are you replacing the caulking with? What kind make, model & year coach you have? You mentioned 14 years, I have 1998 Jayco Class C.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:08 PM   #16
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What are you replacing the caulking with? What kind make, model & year coach you have? You mentioned 14 years, I have 1998 Jayco Class C.
I'm using the dicor sealant.

My coach is a 1998 Fleetwood Discovery
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Thank you, good luck with your sealing project.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #18
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Geocel Proflex RV is a great product for sealing seams and the general sealing of RVs. Not cheap but good stuff!
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:18 AM   #19
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Thank you, I assume you get it at RV dealers?
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #21
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I just received the 6 tubes of Solar Seal 900 that I ordered and now I am wondering how to clean it out after a few years when it needs replacing.

Yesterday I sent NPC sealants.com(the makers of Solar Seal 900) an email asking for their suggestions as to how I should smooth this product when it is applied. This morning my phone rang and it was Tom Stefely, Chemist with NPC Sealants calling to discuss using Solar Seal 900 on my RV. He took a lot of time explaining why silicon caulking will not adhere and must be completely removed and cleaned before reapplying any sealant including silicon. He confirmed almost everything that has been discussed here, including Dawn can be used as an aid for smoothing. He went on to say that regardless how clean of silicon an area appeared to be it was not. He said the only way to completely remove all of it is to carefully sand only the effected area with very fine sand paper or steel wool. He also said alcohol, mineral spirits or lacker thinner can be used for cleaning and smoothing. This was a very helpful, professional and enjoyable conversation followed by a very professional email.
I ordered mine from wimsattdirect.com. He says it is not carried by Home Deport or Lowes. He gave me telephone numbers for local Wesco branches that may carry it, I have not checked with them yet but could not find it on Wesco.com, yet.
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Yesterday I sent NPC sealants.com(the makers of Solar Seal 900) an email asking for their suggestions as to how I should smooth this product when it is applied. This morning my phone rang and it was Tom Stefely, Chemist with NPC Sealants calling to discuss using Solar Seal 900 on my RV. He took a lot of time explaining why silicon caulking will not adhere and must be completely removed and cleaned before reapplying any sealant including silicon. He confirmed almost everything that has been discussed here, including Dawn can be used as an aid for smoothing. He went on to say that regardless how clean of silicon an area appeared to be it was not. He said the only way to completely remove all of it is to carefully sand only the effected area with very fine sand paper or steel wool. He also said alcohol, mineral spirits or lacker thinner can be used for cleaning and smoothing. This was a very helpful, professional and enjoyable conversation followed by a very professional email.
I ordered mine from wimsattdirect.com. He says it is not carried by Home Deport or Lowes. He gave me telephone numbers for local Wesco branches that may carry it, I have not checked with them yet but could not find it on Wesco.com, yet.
Clarification, “He also said alcohol, mineral spirits or lacquer thinner can be used for smoothing and cleaning up Solar Seal. “ Remember, the area is not thoroughly cleaned until only the affected area is lightly sanded with very fine sand paper or steel wool before applying your new sealant.
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Here is an online link to Geocel.

Ace Hardware also carries this product line.If they don't have it in their store, they should be able to obtain it.

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Here is an online link to Geocel.

Ace Hardware also carries this product line.If they don't have it in their store, they should be able to obtain it.

Good luck,
Thank you. Appears to be the same or similar to Solar Seal 900 and easier to get. I suspect bottom line it cheaper because of no shipping cost.
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Here is an online link to Geocel.

Ace Hardware also carries this product line.If they don't have it in their store, they should be able to obtain it.

Good luck,
FYI. We live in Laurinburg, NC.
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I bought my solar seal 900 at the local metal company where I buy metal call Watson's metal co., here in middle Tn. I got the white and their price per tube was $5.48, going to use this on the fiberglass seams and around windows, but I use eternabon tape on the roof
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Good information about the caulking, I will need to attend to mine soon.

I used straight Acetone to clean the roof prior to laying down the Eternabond tape, it also works great for road tar, duct tape residue, etc.
FYI, the little piece of Eternabond I stuck on my dusty wood workbench is still there.
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So nice to hear that at least one manufacturer admits silicone does not bond well to anything (except itself) and will debond over time. Most "faded" silicone "caulking" is actually just debonded and you are seeing the dirt under it! It usually seals kinda OK - ish - when there is no fluid pressure or pooling but that's only because if the very close fitting surface contact. We use silicones a lot where I work in optical systems and other applications. The only way to get, it to adhere is the use of exotic and very expensive primers .....but then good luck getting it off again! Why do Spa manufacturers of all people continue to use it?!!! It does work well in a joint where mechanical pressure is applied after curing - much like a gasket. Urethane, latex and silicone latex blends are good.
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