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Old 09-16-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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Caulking

I have a 2007 Rockwood SS. My Rv has been caulked numerous times. I am a female and so far someone else has always did the caulking. I want to start doing this myself. I will be using Dycor Products, but how can I tell if what is there is Silicone or latex caulk? If it's silicone I want to remove it. I am learning so any help will be appreciated.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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Most likely silicone will be shiny. Caulking always has that flat look to it.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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Is one more elastic (silicone) and the other (latex) would crack more?
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:45 PM   #4
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Silicone will stay rubbery most of its life, acrylic will dry and harden after a while. Either use the dicor stuff or get something from hardware store.that was meant for OUTDOOR window and door installation/finishing that will not harden and remain flexible.
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:22 PM   #5
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What is the cure time after caulking with dicor. Can eternabond tape be applied over the top of new dicor caulk.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:16 PM   #6
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Mjn, if you are talking about the roof...for sure use the Dicor products, specifically the self leveling lap sealant around anything on the roof. Now, if you are talking about caulking almost anywhere else on the outside, I personally like and elastomeric silicone caulk such as the one below from Home Depot. This stuff is made for applications that is likely to have "movement". Caulking just takes a little practice and coordination so you don't lay down too much too fast and then have a mess when you wipe it down with your finger. If you get to much, wipe it off and start all over...no harm no foul. And yes, if you find a spot where the caulk definitely has "failed", get rid of the old caulk then lay down your new stuff. And wet your finger everytime before you wipe down your caulk line and you'll get a smooth finish. Good luck! HDX 10 oz. Premium Elastomeric Plus Silicone Caulk-1416-1-66 at The Home Depot
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:47 PM   #7
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I've read on various forums
that many experienced campers say don't use silicone. The favorite seems to be Geoseal Proflex RV. I'm a newbie also and am currently trying to clean out the old silicone that a previous owner applied. It's cracked and a mess. I just need to know what to clean the area with before I recaulk. Any words of wisdom?
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:05 AM   #8
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I like lexel at ace for clear...i got an rv store and personally dont like any of the caulk they have for the sides of coaches. sikaflex in white if you want forever..dicor self level or non-sag for roof
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:14 AM   #9
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Yep, use dicor or other name brand of the same on the roof, silicone around exterior windows and doors, showers, and sinks. Caulk like latex or other could be used inside around counters, floors, cabinets, between objects too seal them (like between grab handles and the wall or exterior light fixtures and the wall ), around screws or even in screw holes before putting the screw in, and other areas where constant water will not be hitting it.
It all has its place, often times reading the description on the tube can help you figure it out!
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What is the cure time after caulking with dicor. Can eternabond tape be applied over the top of new dicor caulk.
eternabond first then caulk the edge. thats our mo...rain can fall almost immediately after dicor is applied. it will just dimple a little...
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