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Old 10-28-2020, 03:35 PM   #1
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Slide out tape and residue issue

At the corner of my slide out there is some sort of sticky putty which has tape over it. On one side of my slide out the tape stuck to my rubber seal and pulled away from the part it was stuck to. I have attached some pictures to show what happened. Should I be worried about the putty that is now on my rubber slide seal and also should I replace the tape that came off?

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Old 10-28-2020, 05:25 PM   #2
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Can't see why tape was in that area,everything looks ok,Try goo gone to remove all of the adhesive,
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Old 10-28-2020, 06:31 PM   #3
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Old 10-28-2020, 07:36 PM   #4
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Old 10-28-2020, 07:50 PM   #5
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I believe that is eternabond tape from the slide corner. It's not very easy to remove.

If it is here is a video you should watch. Removal is at the 4:30 mark. Gasoline or turpentine seems to work best from the video.
https://youtu.be/zl7edYJaCLE

Hope that helps.
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Old 10-28-2020, 09:00 PM   #6
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My slide looks exactly the same!
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Old 10-29-2020, 05:05 PM   #7
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One of our 3 slides on our 2018 2906ws Ultra Lite looks the same!
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Old 10-29-2020, 05:08 PM   #8
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My slide looks the same way and I replaced the tape when mine came off a while back. Perhaps it's to water proof the open seam on the inside of the slide frame?
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Old 10-29-2020, 05:22 PM   #9
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I'd retape those corners with eternabond or even flexseal tape and remove the putty off of the slide seal and retreat the slide rubber with slide lubricant so it wont stick anymore. And put the tape on nice and square and make sure the tape is under the frame lip and seals that whole gap in that metal frame,,,,just like the factory should have done in the first place.
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Old 10-29-2020, 08:24 PM   #10
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I'd retape those corners with eternabond or even flexseal tape and remove the putty off of the slide seal and retreat the slide rubber with slide lubricant so it wont stick anymore. And put the tape on nice and square and make sure the tape is under the frame lip and seals that whole gap in that metal frame,,,,just like the factory should have done in the first place.
Bingo. I had the same issue and that is what I did. It is holding up well. I used wax and grease remover to get the adhesive off of the weather strip. Then use slide seal conditioner or silicone spray to lubricate.
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Old 10-30-2020, 02:50 PM   #11
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Slide Out Outer Wall Flange Sealing Is Critical

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At the corner of my slide out there is some sort of sticky putty which has tape over it. On one side of my slide out the tape stuck to my rubber seal and pulled away from the part it was stuck to. I have attached some pictures to show what happened. Should I be worried about the putty that is now on my rubber slide seal and also should I replace the tape that came off?

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All I can say is to make sure those slide out outer wall flanges are well sealed at every joint. When water seeps in it runs down the to bottom on the inside of the wall. The edge of your slide plywood floor is right there and the water can saturate the plywood and rot it over time. I was not aware of this and my slide floor rotted along the bottom outer edge. Now I might have an expensive repair to replace the slide floor.
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Old 10-30-2020, 03:03 PM   #12
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Similar issue on my Silverback. It is Eternabond tape that gets moved around as the slide out continually bounces in the wall opening going down the road. Remove any tape left, clean the sticky residue left behind with mineral spirits, and then with soapy water. Re-apply Eternabond tape. If you don't remove the sticky adhesive left behind on your slide seals ... they will eventually tear at the ends because the slide wants to stick to the seal as it extends. Been there, done that, have the T shirt.
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Old 10-31-2020, 11:14 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone! I was able to clean it up and apply new tape today.

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