Eternabond is not always the best option
Just thought I'd share so that someone doesn't make the same mistake. I've asked about how to seal cracks or areas needing to be more water tight and the response I received was always "Eternabond tape". Well on the bottom of my slide there is that black plastic material which is designed to slide along the opening base as the slide goes in and out. That material barely 90*'s up on the bottom sides about 1/4" or so. There is a crack on the back portion of both sides of that plastic and if you pull open the crack you can see the exposed wood. So I thought the "best" option would be to cover it with Eternabond. DONT do this. I cleanly installed this stuff on the bottom edge of the slide, covering the cracked areas. Looked nice.....until I pushed the slide in, where the tape got all hung up and got all torn up. No fun because now I was forced to remove tape that is marketed as permanent. Luckily I was able to remove it and I'm only chalking up being able to do so simply because it was fairly cool out and it didnt have days to set in the hot weather. But just noting.....this stuff was crazy hard to get off. I guess I'll try something like caulking to seal those cracked areas.