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Old 04-14-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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Quick Question on Eternabond and skylight

Anyone know what the skylight is made of, PVC, silicon based, something else? Is it compatible with eternabond tape?

I am in the process of stripping down the cracked up/globbed up caulk around my skylight. I am wondering what type of material the skylight over the shower is made from. To the touch it has that feel of a silicon based material so I am wondering if I can use the eternabond tape instead of caulk...

I did a tiny test patch on a spot where I removed the caulk already and it wasn't dirty and weathered. It held pretty good but because of how small the piece was I'm unsure of the bond's integrity.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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You'll see that a lot of folks have gone the Eternabond route, with success. I put it around my skylight last year and haven't had any problems so far. One thing you really need to do is work it on really good. I had some edges of the tape that didn't seem to hold, but I rolled and rolled it and now there is a good tight seal.
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You'll see that a lot of folks have gone the Eternabond route, with success. I put it around my skylight last year and haven't had any problems so far. One thing you really need to do is work it on really good. I had some edges of the tape that didn't seem to hold, but I rolled and rolled it and now there is a good tight seal.
yep, read all the threads, having a clean substrate seems to be the most important factor. I am "planing" down the caulk and removing the dirty that way. I have a nice bright white surface where ever I'm leaving any caulk.

I just didn't see anyone question what the skylight was made of, seeing the tape and silicon don't mix....
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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The weather today was too good to pass up so I went ahead and applied the ethernabond tape to the skylite and I'll hope for the best. Hope I'm wrong, but the darn thing feels so "waxy" I still think it may be silicon based....
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I've used it over my previous stuff last year and all is well.
If you can remove any dirt build up will be helpful in the long run.
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thank, all is well with my install, so far. I did buy the cleaner. Buzz
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