Post by daydreamingirl on Sept 11, 2012 14:06:22 GMT -5
Our PO made a mess of our trailer with silicone and all kind of gunk everywhere. So we wanted to clean everything up before painting the inside and out. We resealed the skylight with buytle tape and trim pro, but we discovered it was still leaking. I really couldn't find a very much information on here regarding sealing the roof, although I did see one post that recommended Dicor self leveling lap sealant. So I went on google to do some research and discovered this handy looking stuff. It is especially made for aluminum RV roofs and other flat roofs. It is 6" wide by 25 feet long and cost 16.95 a roll at Home Depot. I read several reviews and it seemed to do the job for a lot of people, so we will see... Just wanted to pass along the info.
Thanks for this idea. I have a seam on my lean-to roof that it might be great for...The only drawback I can see to this tape *might* be that it is hard to remove should a repair be necessary...
Another very good leak preventative is to raise the vent area before re-installing the vent. I use wood tapered shims to raise it anywhere from 1/4" to 3/4", depending on how much space there is between the framing and the roof metal...
If the vent is higher than the surrounding roof, leaks are much less likely.
Also, Dicor works well for new or re-installations. It is not a patch material but a flexible seal to protect the flange and screws. I like it because it sticks to itself, which allows touch ups.
Post by Gone Kayaking on Sept 12, 2012 15:19:23 GMT -5
I used this tape as a temp fix around my dinette window during my long trip along with some sheet plastic. In my experience it doesn't like heat...and can come "loose". It was not that hard to take off but there was black residue left behind. Mineral spirits was enough to clean it, followed by a final go over with DSR-5 and it came off pretty easily.
1956 Shasta 1500
Can't wait to go campin'