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Old 06-12-2021, 08:19 PM   #1
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Roof Sealant

Quick question for anyone with an opinion

Can/Should I use non-leveling Dicor on the roof?

I noticed the seam along the back of our TT is poorly sealed from the factory. There are some small holes in the bead of sealant applied by the factory. I have some Dicor non-leveling sealant already. It would just be a thin bead on the existing sealant, but I don't want it to look like I cut corners. This would save money and time.

Or, should I order the self leveling and wait a few more days to seal it up?

I've never applied the non-leveling sealant before so I don't know what to expect. I have done plenty of the leveling sealant.

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Your roof is vinyl, and Dicor is a good sealant to use on that. I suppose you could use non leveling sealant, but if you do, then use a putty knife or something to smooth it out. Better yet, go somewhere that carries self leveling and get some, or order some.
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Old 06-13-2021, 06:40 AM   #3
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I slept on it and decided to order the self leveling. Then I know the sealant is flowing into the voids a little better than the non-sag.
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I slept on it and decided to order the self leveling. Then I know the sealant is flowing into the voids a little better than the non-sag.
You made the proper decision and for the right reason.
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I use the non leveling stuff to make the initial seal against the gaps.

if you put on rubber gloves and dip your fingers in paint thinner you can wipe them over the stuff and make sure it is pushed into cracks while smoothing it out to what ever profile you desire.

I then cover it with the leveling stuff.

I have discovered that painting it hardens the surface and keeps dust and other crap from sticking to it, while still being flexible. I'm guessing this will also keep the stuff from drying out and cracking as quickly, but that the results of that experiment will take several years. I use the rustoleum deck paint.
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I use the non leveling stuff to make the initial seal against the gaps.

if you put on rubber gloves and dip your fingers in paint thinner you can wipe them over the stuff and make sure it is pushed into cracks while smoothing it out to what ever profile you desire.

I then cover it with the leveling stuff.

I have discovered that painting it hardens the surface and keeps dust and other crap from sticking to it, while still being flexible. I'm guessing this will also keep the stuff from drying out and cracking as quickly, but that the results of that experiment will take several years. I use the rustoleum deck paint.
That's a good idea. It's always a bummer to see nice clean sealant get so dirty. I carry a tube of non-leveling for emergencies.
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