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Old 03-09-2016, 12:57 PM   #11
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Do you use that UV protector on a fiberglass roof and what product do you use thank you for your time?
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:03 PM   #12
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Eternabond is a great product and is far superior to Dicor.

Removing the Dicor is only necessary to deliver a cleaner look. You can go over existing Dicor, but the result will be all lumpy. Removing it is preferable, but not requisite. Of course, you don't want to leave an eternabond edge on top of dicor.

There is absolutely no need to put dicor on top of the eternabond to seal its edges. This is just going to make a new dicor mess that adds no benefit to your roof seal and is just another area to create dicor cracks as it ages.

Preparation is important. Clean your roof with either the Eternabond cleaner, or wipe with acetone. You can overlap Eternabond if you need a wider width.

After applying, use a roller to get a good tight seal.

I have a 39' RV with an EPDM roof. I had multiple leaks around the edges that I couldn't get rid of. I finally did the entire edge circumference with Eternabond. Wonderful, all leaks gone away. Unfortunately, I do have lasting wood damage to the subroof and am going to need to remove the whole thing to have repaired. I'm going back with an Flex Armor Roof from RV Roof in Florida and getting rid of the whole EPDM/ Dicor mess.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:49 PM   #13
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I just went over the Dicor. I also put 6 inch wide tape under the Antenna to prevent wear and vibration holes where the antenna legs sit on the roof.
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:33 PM   #14
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Herk7769,
The Enternabond you put on really looks good and will last many years. But those small circle vents need replacing after a few years due mainly to sun/weather exposure. I think the Eternabond is very hard to get off. So when I did a motorhome I did not put any around the vents or antenna fearing the job of having to take it off. I had to replace the vent covers after about 5 years. I removed the vent covers and the rest just came apart so I had to replace the whole thing and remove all the caulking. I did not have Eternabond on those vents.
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The Enternabond you put on really looks good and will last many years. But those small circle vents need replacing after a few years due mainly to sun/weather exposure. I think the Eternabond is very hard to get off. So when I did a motorhome I did not put any around the vents or antenna fearing the job of having to take it off. I had to replace the vent covers after about 5 years. I removed the vent covers and the rest just came apart so I had to replace the whole thing and remove all the caulking. I did not have Eternabond on those vents.
Actually, I did think of that. Eternabond makes a permanent seal to itself, so you just cut away what you need to access the vent or whatever; then EB over everything. You never really remove it.
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Just checked with our dealer here in Kelowna and a 50 foot role of eterna bond tape 6 inches wide is $250.00. with our unit being a 2014 and with me checking the lap sealant on a regular basis , and with a fiberglass roof it does not seem practical to put eternal bond over di core that is not deteriorating/ cracked from age. Best to clean up is mineral spirits for the di core. The biggest issue I had with the Sun Seeker roof was on each side where all the screws were exposed and had no di core covering them when It left the factory. This has since been remedied.
Sealing on each side of the eternal bond with di core seems to be a bit of overkill.
Less time on one's roof the better, other than checking it and washing every 3 - 4 months.


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Just checked with our dealer here in Kelowna and a 50 foot role of eterna bond tape 6 inches wide is $250.00. with our unit being a 2014 and with me checking the lap sealant on a regular basis , and with a fiberglass roof it does not seem practical to put eternal bond over di core that is not deteriorating/ cracked from age. Best to clean up is mineral spirits for the di core. The biggest issue I had with the Sun Seeker roof was on each side where all the screws were exposed and had no di core covering them when It left the factory. This has since been remedied.
Sealing on each side of the eternal bond with di core seems to be a bit of overkill.
Less time on one's roof the better, other than checking it and washing every 3 - 4 months.


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I got mine online for a small fraction of that.

Let me look it up and I will post a link.
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http://www.eternabond.com/RoofSeal-p/cr-rs.htm

So to do the front and back seams takes 1 6 inch 25 foot roll with LOTS of spare wide tape for emergency repairs. $ 75.76

To do ALL the roof penetrations requires just one 4 inch 25 foot roll $ 50.50 (The 50 foot roll is $84.39)

1 14 oz can of Primer/cleaner http://www.eternabond.com/EternaPrim...me%20spray.htm $ 25.79

Total cost $ 152.05 plus shipping and sales tax.

I did my roof the second summer after I brought it home. The first roof service was $250 by my dealership. (Basically Dicor, wash, and UV treat)

All subsequent summers are just a wash UV treatment that I do myself (essentially free).

Just found this site that is even cheaper.

http://www.bestmaterials.com/detail.aspx?ID=11341

4 inch 50 foot long roll $ 55.95
http://www.bestmaterials.com/detail.aspx?ID=11341
6 inch 50 foot long roll $ 83.95
http://www.bestmaterials.com/detail.aspx?ID=11342

Eternabond Primer http://www.bestmaterials.com/detail.aspx?ID=17940

GET THE SEAM ROLLER! $ 5.95
http://www.bestmaterials.com/detail.aspx?ID=15008
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Ditto on cleaning roof, I clean my roof 3 times a year and apply UV protector each time this is a priority to me.
Can you expand on this RV UV roof protector? What Brand, Where available, (RV dealers?)

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Can you expand on this RV UV roof protector? What Brand, Where available, (RV dealers?)

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Dicor Roof-Gard RV Rubber Roof UV Protectant, Gallon - Arizona RV Parts Center

I bought a gallon several years ago and still have PLENTY left!
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