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Old 10-06-2014, 10:41 AM   #11
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I read on 3M's website where they said to clean with 50% water/50% alcohol or acetone....not using a primer....just going to clean with alcohol.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:12 PM   #12
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Ok, just finished sealing my windows and vent. Took me a couple of hours. I didn't get in any hurry. I cleaned around the dome windows on the camper plus the window itself with pure rubbing alcohol. I know I had some wax on the camper so I figured the alcohol would cut through the wax....I tried it on a small part of the camper to make sure it didn't do away with my paint. It didn't...just cleaned it really good.

I did the large dome window first....did the bottom first....then the two sides....then the top. I cut it longer than it needed to be and after over lapping the tape I trimmed the excess off.

This tape is really really sticky but you can pull it off if you need to replace it before you rub it in. After you rub the tape and get all the bubbles out of it, it would be a royal pain to get it off. After rubbing it with a roller, take the top film off and roll the actual tape again.

I bought an 18yd roll and had more than enough...I did the large dome window....the two small dome windows....the vent and on top across the entire back of the camper where there is a seam and looked like the sealant might be shrinking and I still have tape left.

Here are pics....I don't think it looks bad at all.









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Old 10-06-2014, 02:16 PM   #13
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Very nice job. It looks great.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:07 PM   #14
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yep .. very nice job for sure .. my dealer did it a few times on mine ... but all is well now .. too bad our trailer destined to the garage after our next weekend trip ... for the wintertime .

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Old 10-07-2014, 09:47 AM   #15
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How long should the tape last ?
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:38 AM   #16
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How long should the tape last ?
I have no earthly idea. I've never heard anyone say.

But from the looks of the way it's on my camper it should last quite a while. I'm sure those campers that sit in a garage or out of weather, the tape will last longer....but I'm not worried that mine should last several years. It just looks that strong.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:50 AM   #17
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3M manufactures the tape for RV and trailer roof sealing and says it has "good outdoor durability." Beyond that, the one must rely on the 3M reputation, I suppose.

3M Extreme Sealing Tape - 3M US
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:17 PM   #18
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Misa3, did you need to remove any caulking before applying the tape?


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Old 11-02-2014, 06:34 PM   #19
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Very nice indeed!!! I don't have any experience using 3M for weatherproof tape (have only used Eternabond), but it looks plenty good enough. Jerry.
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I did not remove any caulking....the caulking was good on all the windows and vent....I think I saw one very small spot where the caulking had shrunk and I think that was where my leak was. I did put a small amount of Marine Goop in that spot and filled the hole up....let it dry over night and then put the tape. No point in doing any extra work if not needed.
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