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Old 01-30-2012, 12:54 PM   #15
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Craig....Yes, I am referring to the HD roller offered by Eternabond. It is a heavy, very well made tool, and it worked extremely well for me on all types of surfaces and such. One end has a typical 90 degree end for pressing the tape in tight, 90 degree joints and along seams. The other end is more rounded to allow use on other configurations and to provide flexibility when rolling the surface. It will work just fine on your coach, IMHO. By the way, I crafted a smaller, smoothed piece of wood to apply pressure to the tape down in the rain gutter...it worked just fine for that tight fit. The roller can't get in there, but it will easily handle your seam and screws above that area.

By the way, Eternabond is probably easier to use than my comments might indicate. Just trying to say that the stuff is not difficult to use (prior to application) and will allow some creative juices to flow if you want to blend the stuff into your coach graphics, etc.
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I have 2-50 foot rolls and intend to do the same, covering over the screws once spring time arrives. I purchased the 4 inch rolls so hoping it all goes smooth. Shouldn't be a problem, but thanks for all the insight on this thread.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:56 PM   #17
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The instructions that came with my tape said to clean with acetone.
Will acetone harm the painted surfaces?



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Craig....Yes, I am referring to the HD roller offered by Eternabond. It is a heavy, very well made tool, and it worked extremely well for me on all types of surfaces and such.
Thanks again for the informative reply!

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I was concerned about using acetone in case some would get on the side walls so I used alcohol and have not experienced any adheasion problems in over 2 years. I also used an inexpensive wall paper seam roller and worked out the bubbles easily.
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I was concerned about using acetone in case some would get on the side walls so I used alcohol and have not experienced any adheasion problems in over 2 years...
When using acetone or any other cleaner, you are supposed to put it on the cleaning rag, not pour it on the roof. Besides avoiding getting any on the sidewalls, it also avoids having any soak in somewhere and do damage.

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...I also used an inexpensive wall paper seam roller and worked out the bubbles easily.
The idea of the roller is to put pressure on the sealant to activate it (it's a pressure activated adhesive). Also, the more pressure one applies, the better chance the sealant will flow into little nooks and crannies in the surface, improving adhesion. Bubbles should be smoothed out by hand while applying the tape because once the stuff has been on the surface for a short time, nothing is going to move it. Most wall paper seam rollers I've seen just didn't look too sturdy.

Most reports I've seen of Eternabond failures were due to using something other than acetone or Eternabond cleaner to clean the surface. In second place was people not properly rolling the stuff out.

This doesn't mean that everyone that uses alcohol and a wall paper roller will have problems; it depends on the existing surface conditions. Fortunately, what you did worked out for you. Others haven't been so lucky.
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I guess both worked fine for me and I put a lot of pressure on the roller I used.
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