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Old 10-21-2011, 11:44 AM   #11
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RB - you're definitely right about cleaning. That's always a concern for us, too.

Did you just do the perimeter of the roof like puckdad?

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I did the front and rear seams, the vents, antennae, and plumbing pipes. I did not do the sides as the roof wraps around, nor did I do the AC.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:07 PM   #12
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I did the front and rear seams, the vents, antennae, and plumbing pipes. I did not do the sides as the roof wraps around, nor did I do the AC.
Same here.

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In this case an ounce of prevention is better then a ton of cure.
Agree 100%
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:38 PM   #13
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RB - Where were the areas that peeled?
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:43 PM   #14
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RB - Where were the areas that peeled?

The front seam. First noticed it when driving through heavy rain. This was the section I had most difficulty doing and the section that didn't get cleaned the best. In retrospect, I probably should have spent the most attention to this area, considering it was the area that likely got exposed to the elements the most.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:11 PM   #15
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All I did to the roof after applying the tape was wash it each spring and fall with DAWN dish soap. But like the instructions say it MUST be completely cleaned with acetone before application of tape. It took longer to clean then apply the tape. I taped both front and rear roof seams, along both side edges (incase of a branch scrape), and around skylights, vents, fridge vent, etc, basically everything on the roof except the AC.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:25 PM   #16
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The only reason I did over the sides where the roof rolls over is that our previous 'new-to-us' trailer had major damage occur when water got inbehind the gutter (which also doubles as the method of securing the rolled over roof material), found the screws, travelled along the screws and once it made it to the roof sheeting it whicked itself up about 8-10" - what a mess!!

Glad I won't have to worry about that anymore

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Eternabond, acetone, and primer?

Just ordered 2 rolls of Eternabond 50' x 4" for my SV-305. Do most of you agree that acetone cleaning and steel roller is the way to go, or should I also use the primer? The Di-chor lap sealant is still very sticky and pliable (TT one year old). I want to eliminate as much roof work as possible...flying doesn't bother me, but getting on the roof of my TT does.

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Just ordered 2 rolls of Eternabond 50' x 4" for my SV-305. Do most of you agree that acetone cleaning and steel roller is the way to go, or should I also use the primer? The Di-chor lap sealant is still very sticky and pliable (TT one year old). I want to eliminate as much roof work as possible...flying doesn't bother me, but getting on the roof of my TT does.

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Yes acetone or Eternabond own cleaner (which is 60% acetone) is what most people have used prior to the tape application. However please note that if you have an AlphaSystems rubber roof their maintenance instructions warn you against the use of acetone When I did our roof I tried to keep the acetone to just the area the tape makes contact with.
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I used acetone and as I stated earlier, areas that I wasn't as diligent as I should be resulted in poor adherence. I did not use the roller either. I applied pressure with my fingers and hands. That worked fine where I cleaned it thoroughly with acetone.
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Thanks for the info. I will get this project underway as soon as my tape arrives.
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