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    Prolifically Gabby Member JohnDar's Avatar
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    Recaulking roof seams

    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?
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    Re: Recaulking roof seams

    remove as much old caulk as possible.
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    Re: Recaulking roof seams

    I have done both. It is difficult to remove the old caulk and seems to work best doing that.
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    Re: Recaulking roof seams

    Also make sure the area that you will apply the new caulk to is good and clean. Otherwise you may be wasting your time.
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    Re: Recaulking roof seams

    you might look into using eternabond tape 4 or 5 in. wide.than you do not have to remove the caulk.
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    Re: Recaulking roof seams

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

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    Re: Recaulking roof seams

    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.
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    Re: Recaulking roof seams

    Here is the best source (no pun intended) that I have found for Eternabond products...Best Materials
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    Re: Recaulking roof seams

    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.
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    Re: Recaulking roof seams

    best materials is where i buy from
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