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Old 09-24-2022, 05:40 PM   #1
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Eternabond Upgrade

Just finished the pull the old caulk, cut, scrape, sand, clean.....cuss a little.
About 12 hrs to get filon roof at gutters clean to my standards resealed and
A 7 day cure.
Well .....the eternabond tape application is to say the least, an RVers once and done
Deal. I've experienced it once and I'm done.
About 6 hrs to allpy it straight with no wrinkles, all sealed and rubbed down tight.....
With a little more cussing.
My professional take on eternabond is this....this rig will crash and burn and the fire dept.
Will have to use the Jaws of life to pry the roof from that gutter connection to find my
ashes.
This stuff is stronger than Steam Engine Train Smoke.
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Old 09-24-2022, 06:42 PM   #2
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^^^^^^^^^^ X2 ^^^^^^^^

I did the same thing to my 07 WBGO Outlook ...... which I sold about 2 months ago. The 2" continuous run of EB on ea side kept the sun's rays off of the newly installed Geoflex sealant for 6+ years ...... and counting. It looked amost the same as when I installed it. I did ck the sealant I applied at the cove on the ends of the EB tape (4 places total) each spring; but never ever disturbed the EB tape itself to ck the sealant underneath. Would do it again.

AZ Expert doesn't like EB tape much (cuz it is really tough to remove) but all EB tape ever did for me was solve problems .......... like at the fwd end cap seam on my Class C (Same story: 6 yrs+ and counting.)

Just my 'sperience folks ......YMMV.

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Yep, somewhere on the box in tiny print it says: "Apply carefully, you only get one chance, blow it, and you are screwed."
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Old 09-25-2022, 11:50 AM   #4
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This stuff is stronger than Steam Engine Train Smoke.
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Actually, it is not. It is very good for sealing up leaks, it has no mechanical strength.

I had the same thoughts when I did mine. It came apart after 7 years. The tape will slow the degradation of the sealant from UV exposure, not stop it. The problem is that with the tape, you can't inspect the sealant.

I was in a very windy spot with big gusts when it came undone. Luckily, the whole thing didn't come undone but it lifted about 10 feet of the roof.

I called Eternabond after this and was told very clearly the it had no mechanical strength.

I still use Eternabond just not for this application. It is a fine product to keep water out, not hold down the roof.
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