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Old 08-21-2017, 06:55 PM   #1
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Silicone used on outside

I bought some non leveling lap sealant for my Toy Hauler (2018 3605)just to touch up the seams for good measure. Now mind you this trailer is only 2 months old but I am OCD. I got ready to apply the sealant and lo and behold the factory used Silicone sealant. We all know that the Dicore lap sealant will not adhere so I ask WHY did the factory go with Silicone sealant? WTH!
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:12 PM   #2
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Has no one else run into this or is just lucky me?
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:19 PM   #3
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Is that on the roof? That's a definite no-no. My camper has fiberglass walls and they used what appears to be a black silicone to seal around all the ports and vents.
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no, not on the roof. It's along the sides (fiberglass with gel coating sides). All the moldings along the side are sealed with it. I don't have a problem with it but I purchased dicor lap sealant to touch it up and now I'm wondering if I have to remove the silicone to get the dicor sealant to stick. The roof is fine and I haven't seen any silicone of the roof.
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no, not on the roof. It's along the sides (fiberglass with gel coating sides). All the moldings along the side are sealed with it. I don't have a problem with it but I purchased dicor lap sealant to touch it up and now I'm wondering if I have to remove the silicone to get the dicor sealant to stick. The roof is fine and I haven't seen any silicone of the roof.
I did the same thing, bought black pro-flex sealant to go over the moldings down the sides. Yes, the silicone has to go, mine was starting to peel in spots, so I'm ripping the silicone off a section at a time and re-caulking it. That stuff is rough to work with, you've got one chance to lay a smooth bead, there's no using the "finger swipe" method like you can do with silicone.
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will eterna bond stick to the proflex sealant?
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will eterna bond stick to the proflex sealant?
I just ran out and checked my caulk joint, after 2 years it's still flexible and a little sticky after it's cleaned, I see no reason why eternabond wouldn't stick to it. Although the stuff I used is for horizontal applications, not roofs.
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Thanks, I'll order some pro flex.
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