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Old 05-17-2019, 12:54 PM   #1
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Silicone melting/running

Silicone melting/running around door and windows, even on my slide seals, slide seals are pulling off when stick to silicone seal. Trying oven cleaner, brake kleen, acid tone and nothing removes it, any help, this is factory silicone, bought camper in 2010 new, camp 4-5 times a year, than sits in pole barn
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:07 PM   #2
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Did you put this on? It appears to look somewhat like dicor. If it is dicor, dicor is made for the roof and there are different kind (self leveling and non self leveling). For doors, windows and slide seals, pro flex or similar sealant should be used.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:32 PM   #3
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Looks like Dicor to me. Silicone doesn't melt.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:36 PM   #4
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SEALANT

This is factory sealant, I HAVE NEVER PUT ANY OTHER SEALANT ON IT, THIS CAMP SIT IN POLE BARN, 4-5 TIMES A WEEKEND USE, THAN BACK IN BARN
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:39 PM   #5
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I donít think they were implying you did this. They were just stating what it looked like.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:43 PM   #6
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The camper is 10 years old. Maybe that year they had a bad batch and after 10 years itís degrading. Is it soft now or did it drip and harden again?
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:43 PM   #7
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The best stuff I've found to take that stuff off is a Naptha based product.

Personally, I use the 3M Adhesive remover in a spray can. Seems to soften it enough to remove it without damaging plastic or paint (as long as it's removed quickly).

It's definitely not Silicone. Never use that stuff on a camper or you'll be sorry you did.

3M 08987 General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner, 15 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002NUO6K..._0JZ3CbQMW4YBG

Most auto parts stores would have it too.
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:46 PM   #8
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That's not silicone, it's butyl tape. The sun and heat will make it soft and it can bleed kinda like that. It's actually pretty easy to get off. Most of it will scrape off with a plastic putty knife and you can use mineral spirits to clean it up.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:15 PM   #9
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Same thing happened to me. I used a little carburetor cleaner sprayed on a rag. Came right off.

I will say. Use at your own choice.
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you should never use Silicone sealer anywhere on a RV
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