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Old 09-23-2016, 01:36 PM   #11
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NEVER use any kind of silicone on the roof. One it won't adhear to the surface and will lift in a short time.

is this the only reason or the main reason to use the DICOR stuff?
oh and thanks for the suggestion of the Mutli tool.
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Old 09-23-2016, 02:34 PM   #12
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after removing old/cracked/peeling sealant, why not use Eternabond tape? It is sold in 1,2,3 and 4 inch wide rolls. Try amazon... read the reviews there...

Eternabond sticks to any roof without regard to roofing material, and sticks for a long time without cracking or peeling. Several people on here including me have done write ups of installing Eternabond tape to seal any surface on the roof.

Does not look pretty, but after cleaning small roof area with a little bit of mineral spirits on a rag, then rubbing that off with IPA (alcohol from the drugstore) the Eternabond tape sticks like crazy over any surface you might have.

just my 2 cents, but I would not think you need anything else... unless someone has a different idea
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:25 PM   #13
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One more thing. If you think there is a possibility that water has already leaked through the cracks, I think you should inspect for damage and dry it out and repair any damage before sealing it up and forgetting about it. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:42 PM   #14
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I have a FR Flagstaff and wound up with a tear in the roof due to a low branch getting caught at a Thousand Trails campground. I repaired the tear (with tan to match my roof) Eternabond that I picked up at Amazon for $10.99 USD. The roll was 4" x 6' and appears to have been cut from a longer roll. After application I used Dicor self leveling, also tan, and have not had any issue at all. I don't know why FR would say not to use Dicor since it appears to be what they use.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:10 PM   #15
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Spend what's necessary for the repair. If you wait it's going to cost you a small fortune to fix it later.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:22 PM   #16
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Where did you find Dicor for, like, CAD 15?
I was able to go back into RV Canada, and they had a bunch of tubes for 15$ so i bought 2 of them.

http://rvcanadaottawa.ca/parts/
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:31 PM   #17
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Question about sealants for rooftop RV's

around $15 is what I pay for dicor around Kitchener Ontario , the price on Amazon.ca is way over priced.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:33 PM   #18
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Dicor 501 in the yellow-green tube for EPDM and Dicor 610 in the blue tube for TPO. Alpha Systems also has a self-leveling sealant for TPO roofs.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:52 PM   #19
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If that black "dirt' doesn't wash out, it may be that your roof is worn. EPDM roofing is white on black and if the white is gone and black shows, your roof should as a minimum get coated with a roof coating to extend its life.
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I used a product called Duck Patch to cover the screw heads on our MH roof,,, it is white and looks like it is going to hold up ???
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