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Old 03-13-2017, 04:37 PM   #1
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Roof patches on my 2014 Evo

Just bought a 2014 Eco T2850 and noticed some small roof patches. They are white tape with black sticky foam underneath. Some of them have started to peel up.

What's the best course of action to take here? Should I pull them off completely and redo the patches? What's the best stuff for patches and caulking on the roof? Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:12 PM   #2
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:37 AM   #3
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I'll try to get some today after work.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:08 PM   #4
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Here's some pics of the roof patches. There's about a dozen 2x2 inch ones and one 6x6 inch patch. What should I do about the ones peeling up?
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I'd replace with eternabond tape unless your wanting to spend a fortune on a new roof
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:43 PM   #6
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Okay thanks. It's really hard to pull this stuff up. The roofing seems to try to pull up with it. Is there a good technique to pull it off without damaging the roof?
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:22 PM   #7
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I don't mean to be negative, but with all those patches on that roof I would just sell the trailer.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:25 PM   #8
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It looks like Eternabond tape to me. Try heating it up with a hair dryer. As it softens up peal it off slowly. Clean the area really good. Let it completely dry and put on a new piece of Eternabond tape.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:44 PM   #9
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Yep, looks like old Eternabond patches.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:18 PM   #10
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Okay thanks guys. I was concerned when I saw it. But there's no sign whatsoever of leaks or water inside. It was a rental, and they kept it in pristine coondition. I'm sure some idiot just scrapped it along some tree branches or something.
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Here is a link to Eternabond that tells you how to remove the tape.

https://www.eternabond.com/articles.asp?id=165

From your photos I would try, maybe, to remove the large patch on the side of the roof. As far as the small patchs go, I would cut around them with a razor knife and remove the tape along with a small patch of the roof. Then clean it real well as to Eternabond instructions and place a new piece of tape over the cut out. Trust me, it will never leak and if you install the Eternabond correctly, will never come off.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:52 PM   #12
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It could be other sealant tape besides Eternabond. I laid down alot of Eternabond and have not had anything like that happen. I have seen pictures of failure usually due to improper application. For example someone tried to lay down Eternabond after they tried to repair with Silicone. Eternabond will not stick to dirt so clean well..

To remove I would use a hair dryer and as the tape heats up pull on the tape and as the adhesive stretches out cut it with a blade staying away from the membrane of the roof. Don't pull so hard that you pull or tear the membrane roof. The gooie residue can stay. Clean affected area with safe solvent for your roof like acetone or Eternabond primer and then apply a new piece of Eternabond just a little bigger than the piece you took off. You can buy a role of Eternabond in 2' to 8" Roles and as long as 50'.

Watch youtube video on how to apply Eternabond....
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Sweet you guys rock, thanks again. Looks like I've got some work to do on the roof before camping season.
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Eternabond tape

When I fix my roof, I use Eternabond tape but I rounded off the corners
of the tape patches and after, I cover the edges of the tape with a fine line of Dicor self levelling.
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I believe a heat gun and careful not to get too hot will get the old patches off. As many have mentioned, cleaning with a good zero residue solvent and applying Eternabond is the best I'v seen out there. I would then take some liquid EPDM rubber roof and paint the entire roof after a very good cleaning with soap and water and a pressure washer. should be good for many years with some proper maintenance. If you don't want to paint the entire roof I would paint the patches and a few inches beyond.
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:33 PM   #16
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Awesome, very good tips everyone. Just need to order me some eternabond now
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:09 PM   #17
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Amazon sells it for a pretty decent price. If your roof is TPO, you can tell if it is by a slight orange peel texture, then I'd recommend sealing the edges with some dicor. My Eternabond has peeled back in a few areas and I cleaned it very well, but still had issues with it coming up.

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