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JohnDar
01-09-2011, 10:53 AM
Here's a question. If you're going to recaulk all of the roof seams with self-leveling caulk, like Dicor's, do you first need to remove all of the old caulk? I was reading an article in the Good Sam magazine about that, and they recommended to the writer to use a heat gun (carefully) and a plastic scraper to clean off the old caulk first. And that it was labor intensive.

What have any of you done, if you've recaulked your roofs?

2010augusta
01-09-2011, 10:58 AM
remove as much old caulk as possible.

jmgratz
01-09-2011, 11:01 AM
I have done both. It is difficult to remove the old caulk and seems to work best doing that.

DMitch
01-09-2011, 12:30 PM
Also make sure the area that you will apply the new caulk to is good and clean. Otherwise you may be wasting your time.

artsbighorn
01-18-2011, 02:56 PM
you might look into using eternabond tape 4 or 5 in. wide.than you do not have to remove the caulk.
Art

TXBobcat
01-19-2011, 08:52 AM
Does anyone know where to purchase Eternabond tape? I don't think most RV Dealers carry it.

BC

jpajax
01-19-2011, 09:39 AM
Google it there is all kinds of info there. Also you can try to use Wiki on this form you might find some info there.

SJH
01-19-2011, 09:55 AM
Here is the best source (no pun intended) that I have found for Eternabond products...Best Materials (http://www.bestmaterials.com/Eternabond.aspx)

jmgratz
01-19-2011, 10:19 AM
Most RV dealers who have a good selection of RV supplies carry Etenabond tape. Camping World does as does Lone Star RV in Houston. You can mail order it. It is a good product but be sure the surface is clean and dry when applying. Also it is a bi... to take off.

artsbighorn
01-22-2011, 04:22 PM
best materials is where i buy from

patrick1945
03-08-2011, 08:16 PM
amazon.com


Does anyone know where to purchase Eternabond tape? I don't think most RV Dealers carry it.

BC

jmgratz
03-09-2011, 09:27 AM
Most of the well-stocked dealers carry Eternabond products. If you cannot find it anywhere else try going online to Camping World and ordering it there.