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Old 04-10-2016, 12:07 AM   #1
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Replace Factory Roof Dicor Sealant with Eternabond Tape?

While filling all the voids in the factory application of the Dicor sealant on the roof I got to thinking, is there a better way?

I researched and found out about Eternabond tape sealant. Can I use this to replace all the Dicor on the roof perimeters and vent/ac/antenna penetrations?

Thoughts or opinions welcome!
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:34 AM   #2
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Eternalbond tape is fantastic. In my old TT I had a leak in front bedroom. Found the leak to be coming from where the front metal connected the roof membrane. Use the eternal bond tape on the whole seam. Worked great.
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I removed all vent covers, cleaned the dicor per the instructions from eternabond and then put 4" eternabond tape right over the top of the dicor. It's a lot of work (also not cheap) but I think it's worth it. Water now drains correctly into gutters and doesn't stream down my front cap or the back of the camper over the lights. My 5er was relatively new when I did this so the dicor was still pretty clean and in good condition. I also did the seam on the front and rear. I'll be doing the side seams, overlapping into the top of the gutters this summer. Here are a couple pics.

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I removed all vent covers, cleaned the dicor per the instructions from eternabond and then put 4" eternabond tape right over the top of the dicor. It's a lot of work (also not cheap) but I think it's worth it. Water now drains correctly into gutters and doesn't stream down my front cap or the back of the camper over the lights. My 5er was relatively new when I did this so the dicor was still pretty clean and in good condition. I also did the seam on the front and rear. I'll be doing the side seams, overlapping into the top of the gutters this summer. Here are a couple pics.

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Wow.......nice job. It has a nice clean look.
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Thanks to this post I also was reminded that I have to do the 3 slide seams as well. My knees hurt just thinking about it. ;-)

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Thanks for the responses!

jheacox1, looks great! So the instructions say to just clean and lay over the existing Dicor?

Would completely removing the Dicor and only using the tape be better? Probably alot more work i'd imagine.

Did you clean with Mineral Spirits?

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Thanks for the responses!

jheacox1, looks great! So the instructions say to just clean and lay over the existing Dicor?

Would completely removing the Dicor and only using the tape be better? Probably alot more work i'd imagine.

Did you clean with Mineral Spirits?

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Yes you can apply right over the existing sealant. Clean it then scour it and then clean it again (scouring pad provided leaves residue) before application. They give you a scouring pad and plastic pressure tool but I found my hands to be the best tool for that. They recommend using Eternaclean (which I used) or acetone for an EPDM rubber roof. I was very careful not to get any cleaner on the rubber roof.
Here's their website.
https://www.eternabond.com/

Ray from www.loveyourrv.com is where I got the idea. He has a video on it and his website is a great source of information on all things RV (specifically 5th wheels) related.

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install eternabond over existing dicor... removing Dicor not only a pain but you will probably compromise the roofing material... after cleaning with mineral spirits, I used isopropyl alcohol and scrubbed the area and left it dry an hour before installing eternabond. I did all my seams, front back and gutters and vents and skylights. I feel much better about it now that it is done.
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Hi! You did not install Eternabond around the air conditioning unit...is there a reason? Tks!
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install eternabond over existing dicor... removing Dicor not only a pain but you will probably compromise the roofing material... after cleaning with mineral spirits, I used isopropyl alcohol and scrubbed the area and left it dry an hour before installing eternabond. I did all my seams, front back and gutters and vents and skylights. I feel much better about it now that it is done.
How was doing the long gutter seams? I would think it would be a little easier since there is no dicor to clean and scour.
What width of tape did you use?

I was totally pooped out (and lobsterized) after spending 3 days on the roof in the August sun doing everything else. I think I'll shoot for doing the gutters/slides in the early morning and evening this time. ;-)

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