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Old 08-20-2018, 04:09 PM   #1
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Bubble windows

Our 2 bubble windows leak on our A-frame trailer, What is the best way to repair them? Thanks
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:06 PM   #2
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Many people are using eternabond tape
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:24 AM   #3
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Eternabond is the best. Just had 7.5 inches of rain here yesterday and no leaks.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:49 PM   #4
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Eternabond tape has worked great, I had heard of so many with skylight leaks I taped mine the first week I owned it, three years and no leaks. Watch a Youtube video on how to install, make sure you buy the roller as this is what activates the bond. great stuff
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X4 on Eternabond
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The website for Eternabond says you need to remove the silicone sealant. Has that been anyone’s experience?
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You absolutely do not need to remove the previous sealant. The eternabond tape is nice and wide and completely covers it. I did mine a year ago and it's working great. Be sure to use the roller to activate it. It's a little expensive but it's designed to be heavy and it's what makes it work.
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Thanks so much, Steve
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The website for Eternabond says you need to remove the silicone sealant. Has that been anyone’s experience?
I doubt FR used silicone as a sealant since its the worst sealant to use on the exterior of an RV. I taped right over the existing sealant and have had no problems with the seal or any tape lifting, looks just as good as the day I installed it three years ago
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The stainless roller looks great, but a bit pricey. This one was recommended on Amazon with the Eternabond tape and is $13.50. Has anyone used a rubber roller and/or what do you guys think?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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The stainless roller looks great, but a bit pricey. This one was recommended on Amazon with the Eternabond tape and is $13.50. Has anyone used a rubber roller and/or what do you guys think?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

That's the one we used. It did the job.
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I bought the Eternabond roller, after watching a few youtube videos I saw it was critical to use the heavy roller to get a good bond. The tape has whats similar to a layer of sealant on it, to activate and get a good bond you have to use pressure on the tape when rolling to get this sealant to ooze out along the edge. That wallpaper roller may work just fine but I didn't want to chance it and have to do the process again due to the tape not bonding as it should have
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I bought the Eternabond roller. One side is squared the other side is rounded. makes it great for those odd shapes next to and over the old sealant.
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Me, I went the cheap way and bought a .99 cent plastic wallpaper roller at Walmart and it worked just fine. It has been a year and a half since I put the Eternabond on and it is holding up just fine. IMHO when you use an adhesive any any kind, a very clean surface is what counts the most.
On my last AFrame, I did it the same way and after five years, was still holding up great.
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The stainless roller looks great, but a bit pricey. This one was recommended on Amazon with the Eternabond tape and is $13.50. Has anyone used a rubber roller and/or what do you guys think?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
I bought that exact roller for doing this same job, I would not recommend it. It does work but it doesn't roll smoothly when you put pressure on it.
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The stainless roller looks great, but a bit pricey. This one was recommended on Amazon with the Eternabond tape and is $13.50. Has anyone used a rubber roller and/or what do you guys think?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
I got this one, too, and it worked fine, but I really have nothing to compare it to.
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How about the corners, overlap or 45 deg cuts?
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How about the corners, overlap or 45 deg cuts?
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I overlapped mine and started with the bottom strip first then laid the sides on top of that then the top over the sides. This way the water will not catch on any seams. This stuff is so sticky it might be difficult getting a good miter joint.
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I overlapped mine and started with the bottom strip first then laid the sides on top of that then the top over the sides. This way the water will not catch on any seams. This stuff is so sticky it might be difficult getting a good miter joint.
About the same for me - could be prettier, but about all I care about is whether or not it leaks.
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I used sikaflex # 221 colk mine also leaked. Worked very well but messy
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