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Old 04-20-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Eternabond and rubber roof tear

I hit a limb and tore about a foot of the rubber roof. I have plenty of Eternabond. Can I use a piece of Eternabond over the tear.

Also, I have a couple of small holes on my awning. Can I use the Eternabond to repair the holes in the awning. I have used awning repair tape, but it does not hold up.

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You can use the Ebond on the roof. Be sure to CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN because if there is any chalky-ness, it will not stick at all. Clean well, dry, and then stick well, and seal the edges with either Dicor 501LSW or Sikaflex 715.

Why not get insurance to pay for a new roof?
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That eternabond is a permanent fix for that kind of problem. I've used in the past with great success. I would suggest you RTV the edges of the tape. They'll start to lift over time if you don't.
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That eternabond is a permanent fix for that kind of problem. I've used in the past with great success. I would suggest you RTV the edges of the tape. They'll start to lift over time if you don't.
RTV silicone? Any type of silicone is not recommended for EPDM roofs.
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Also, round the corners of the Eternabond so they are less likely to lift. And, yes, Dicor is the right sealant for EPDM roofs.
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Yes to both questions! Eternabond is great stuff! I would use the 4". You don't need to remove the old caulk to reseal an opening, just remove any that's loose and clean the rest with Acetone or some other non-residue cleaner.
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Not for the roof, for the edges of the eternabond.

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RTV silicone? Any type of silicone is not recommended for EPDM roofs.
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Not for the roof, for the edges of the eternabond.
But that means it will then touch the roof too.
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But that means it will then touch the roof too.
Absolutely, Rubber and RTV do not mix.
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As for the awning tears, there comes a time when the fabric needs to be replaced.
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If the roof is clean, and you apply the Eternabond properly, it is a good and permanent fix.

The keys are CLEAN, and LOTS OF PRESSURE when applying to activate the sealant adhesive.
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Link to Eternabond video library for learning how to properly use and apply. Don't waste your money using expensive Eternabond on your awning, regular awning repair tape (comes in different colors) will last many years.
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That eternabond is a permanent fix for that kind of problem. I've used in the past with great success. I would suggest you RTV the edges of the tape. They'll start to lift over time if you don't.
if properly applied... the eternabond should never lift. Its pressure activated. RTV over the edges seems silly.
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