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Old 12-07-2011, 09:38 PM   #1
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what to use to re-caulking around windows, door, etc

Can I use regular household cauking? Or silicone? I want to do the job right the first time. This forum is very addictive and I explore it every night. So much information and knowledge its, amazing.

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:51 PM   #2
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I use the RTV silicone from wally world stinks,sticky as all get out. Seals really well for me doesn't seem to dry out. The big draw back is removal of it and you can't paint it to match. So far on my new RV I have used around 10 tubes sealing EVERYTHING from window frames to the loose trim and assorted cracks.
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I reccommend 1-part urethane. It's paintable and very long lasting. Much more duarble than silicone. I also use the butyl putty behind the metal frame, and the urethane on the outside. Check out these guys for a window sealing kit. www.delamrepair.com.
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Silicone is VERY finicky about sticking long-term. Looks like it is still sealing after a couple years but it has lifted and is letting water in. Seen that happen too many times so I quit using it years ago. There are better sealants, like urethane, that will stick better and last longer.
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You don't want to use silicone on an RV exterior -- doesn't hold up well and anyone who has ever tried to caulk where silicone has been applied knows that nothing likes to stick where silicone has been. I use eternabond &/or dicor on the seams - proflex on windows & clearance lights.
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what is proflex ? I want to seal my lights and windows also..
Dicor or eternabond tape does wonders up top!
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what is proflex ? I want to seal my lights and windows also..
Try Camping World or an RV supplies store.

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