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Old 08-09-2017, 07:49 PM   #41
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I let the buytl tape set a day or so before I put Dicor around the edge of molding or windows because the buytl will continue to squeeze out for a day or so.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:07 PM   #42
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I see in the latest CW flyer on page 39 they have a half page ad for Flex Tape, Flex Seal and Flex Shot. I hope they are not repairing peoples RV's using that stuff.

I stopped at RV World in Madison to get some Dicor and was talking to the lady about repairing the front roof seam with Eternabond. She said she didn't know what it was and never heard of it. I tried describing to her what it was for and looked down on the bottom shelf and there it was. She was surprised they had it.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:29 PM   #43
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I see in the latest CW flyer on page 39 they have a half page ad for Flex Tape, Flex Seal and Flex Shot. I hope they are not repairing peoples RV's using that stuff.

I stopped at RV World in Madison to get some Dicor and was talking to the lady about repairing the front roof seam with Eternabond. She said she didn't know what it was and never heard of it. I tried describing to her what it was for and looked down on the bottom shelf and there it was. She was surprised they had it.
That's because 99% of sales people are just cashiers.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:35 PM   #44
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That's because 99% of sales people are just cashiers.
She wasn't a cashier, she was the owners DW.
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:28 PM   #45
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So I am convinced that Dicor should only be used for roof applications ( where it is out of sight). If aesthetics are what your after then this **** will never lay a good bead. While I'm sure it's THE BEST for rubber roof applications (goops, puddles and roopie beads) I don't think I'll be using it on the sides of my camper.
Pro flex RV seems to be the choice here. I have to recaulk all the windows and half the trim and want to make the right choice without taking the whole summer to do it. Of course, is this a solvent base caulk? I'm convinced, butyl tape in a tube is meant to be hidden like butyl tape.
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So I am convinced that Dicor should only be used for roof applications ( where it is out of sight). If aesthetics are what your after then this **** will never lay a good bead. While I'm sure it's THE BEST for rubber roof applications (goops, puddles and roopie beads) I don't think I'll be using it on the sides of my camper.
Pro flex RV seems to be the choice here. I have to recaulk all the windows and half the trim and want to make the right choice without taking the whole summer to do it. Of course, is this a solvent base caulk? I'm convinced, butyl tape in a tube is meant to be hidden like butyl tape.
Dicor Self-Leveling on the roof only. I also had issues with the non-leveling on the sides.. it cracked right away and wasn't water tight.

Pro-flex is much better for the sides. I have one seam I need to re-do after a 3500 mile trip. The rest is perfect yet. The trick to Pro-flex is putting on only as much as you need. Then mist it down with water prior to smoothing it out. Otherwise, it starts to set right away and you won't get a smooth seam.
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Old 08-20-2017, 01:25 PM   #47
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So after a couple of weekends picking at this project.... here is the end result. TT still needs a buff and fresh waxing. But I have some fore/aft pics for your viewing pleasure!!! Enjoy!! I know I didn't! Click image for larger version

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Looks great! Good job.

What did you end up using?
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Old 08-20-2017, 02:44 PM   #49
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Good looking job,well done.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:10 PM   #50
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Goof-off seemed to do the trick overall. Lots of elbow grease, of course. Did real well on the plastic front shell and the gel coat. On the painted aluminum it would remove paint, in which I prepped and repainted. Also pulled and replaced the "bubble trim" on the corners. For the roof... I scraped everything off on the fore side of the trim and the aft(rubber) side just removed what I could. Dicor self leveling followed by a 6" layer of eternabond. Used dicor non leveling on the front corners and proflex around the front window and cargo doors..... all in a nut shell.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:22 PM   #51
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Looks great, lots of hard work but its something you can be proud of. I keep a can of Goof Off in my rv emergency kit, good stuff.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:31 PM   #52
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Thx. The DW is super happy!! Which is always a bonus!! Now I just have to caulk a few more windows, paint that awful looking jack housing and we should be all set.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:56 PM   #53
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Eucalyptus oil is good for removing sticky stuff.
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