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Old 07-25-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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When inspecting my roof, I noticed that the Dicor that the factory spread along the awning edge (curb side) was lifting. Poked around and found dirt underneath.

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I bought some Eternabond 4" white (large roll) and some Dicor 501 LSW to reseal it.

As you can see, this bolt on section provides the support for the awning.

Problem is, the thin sections of the old Dicor is stuck really well. I want a smooth application of the Eternabond directly to the fiberglass roof, not on top of old Dicor.

How best to get the remaining off that is well stuck to the roof? I have tried a putty knife and razor blades.

Suggestions?

Note. I thought about bringing the coach into the dealer, but, I would rather do it myself and MAKE SURE it sticks forever!!

Any pointers?
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:47 PM   #2
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When inspecting my roof, I noticed that the Dicor that the factory spread along the awning edge (curb side) was lifting. Poked around and found dirt underneath.

Click image to enlarge - click on "Full Size" (Upper right) just above "Other Sizes" to see an even bigger picture.






I bought some Eternabond 4" white (large roll) and some Dicor 501 LSW to reseal it.

As you can see, this bolt on section provides the support for the awning.

Problem is, the thin sections of the old Dicor is stuck really well. I want a smooth application of the Eternabond directly to the fiberglass roof, not on top of old Dicor.

How best to get the remaining off that is well stuck to the roof? I have tried a putty knife and razor blades.

Suggestions?

Note. I thought about bringing the coach into the dealer, but, I would rather do it myself and MAKE SURE it sticks forever!!

Any pointers?
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:26 AM   #3
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You are going in the right direction. It will not be easy but get teh biggest part off the fiberglas and then use a mild solvent like mineral spirits to clean the rest of the lap sealant off. You might try a scotch bite pad to help get the last of the film off. Wash and let dry before installing the Eternabond tape.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:16 AM   #4
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Gordon:
When inspecting my roof, I noticed that the Dicor that the factory spread along the awning edge (curb side) was lifting. Poked around and found dirt underneath.

Click image to enlarge - click on "Full Size" (Upper right) just above "Other Sizes" to see an even bigger picture.






I bought some Eternabond 4" white (large roll) and some Dicor 501 LSW to reseal it.

As you can see, this bolt on section provides the support for the awning.

Problem is, the thin sections of the old Dicor is stuck really well. I want a smooth application of the Eternabond directly to the fiberglass roof, not on top of old Dicor.

How best to get the remaining off that is well stuck to the roof? I have tried a putty knife and razor blades.

Suggestions?

Note. I thought about bringing the coach into the dealer, but, I would rather do it myself and MAKE SURE it sticks forever!!

Any pointers?[/QUOTE

On a 5ver that we used to own, I took a metal putty knife about 1-2 inches wide and angled it at 40-45 degrees. I then took a heatgun on low and let it blow partially on the metal putty knife and the old caulk. It softened the caulk enough that I was able to remove it. The key is to be careful and don't gouge the roof. The n clean per the recommendations of RV Wizard. If you do use the Eternabond(GOOD STUFF), recommend that you also purchase a small wooden/metal roller and rool the tape after its applied.
http://www.bestmaterials.com/roof_repair.aspx
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:19 AM   #5
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I bought a laminate roller (like you use when you put new counter top material on) - called a "J Roller". It has a metal handle with a 4" hard rubber roller on it. It's ideal for this.

Guess I will go to Home Depot and look for a heat gun. I have a couple of other applications I could use it for, so - any excuse for a new tool!!!!

I guess I am a little surprised that the caulk didn't last as long as it should have. Heck! I only bought it in January!!!
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I realize that most roof maintenance is usually the owners responsibility but if you just bought it in Jan of 07 and the dealer is close, I would be inclined to take it back and raise more h*ll than a fat lady going the wrong way on a one-way train. There is absolutely no excuse for that kind of quality on your type of coach.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JC2:
I realize that most roof maintenance is usually the owners responsibility but if you just bought it in Jan of 07 and the dealer is close, I would be inclined to take it back and raise more h*ll than a fat lady going the wrong way on a one-way train. If nothing else, I would at minimum write a scathing letter to the dealer with a copy to the manufacture indicating my displeasure. All to often we as consumers don't bother to voice our complaints on the all to frequent poor quality of our various units and this I believe doesn't give the manufactures any initiative to improve.
There is absolutely no excuse for that kind of quality on your type of coach. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JC2:
I realize that most roof maintenance is usually the owners responsibility but if you just bought it in Jan of 07 and the dealer is close, I would be inclined to take it back and raise more h*ll than a fat lady going the wrong way on a one-way train. There is absolutely no excuse for that kind of quality on your type of coach. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was thinking the same, I could not believe the condition and sloppy sealant appliction.

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