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covered wagon

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Posted: 12/05/18 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have tested using no sealant around the outside, only applying the bytle tape between the mating or mounting surfaces. However, I go to the professional heating and air conditioning supply house to get the stickiest stuff on the planet. It has not leaked yet. When it oozes out thats a good sign, meaning its properly applied. only need a plastic scraper and a rag to clean it, not a mountain of elbow grease'

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covered wagon wrote:

I have tested using no sealant around the outside, only applying the bytle tape between the mating or mounting surfaces. However, I go to the professional heating and air conditioning supply house to get the stickiest stuff on the planet. It has not leaked yet. When it oozes out thats a good sign, meaning its properly applied. only need a plastic scraper and a rag to clean it, not a mountain of elbow grease'


Can you name this most "stickiest" stuff so readers can look into it for themselves? And do you use it on the roof, too or just the sides/mouldings?


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Posted: 12/07/18 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

joeshmoe wrote:

covered wagon wrote:

I have tested using no sealant around the outside, only applying the bytle tape between the mating or mounting surfaces. However, I go to the professional heating and air conditioning supply house to get the stickiest stuff on the planet. It has not leaked yet. When it oozes out thats a good sign, meaning its properly applied. only need a plastic scraper and a rag to clean it, not a mountain of elbow grease'


Can you name this most "stickiest" stuff so readers can look into it for themselves? And do you use it on the roof, too or just the sides/mouldings?


I use it on the sides only. My new water fill door was put on about 5 yrs ago and so far so good w/o perimeter caulking. It sits out all winter in the PNW.

The sticky stuff I get at Johnson Air Products in Portland, Oregon. Stocked up front so the Heating and Air contractors can remember to grab it when needed, it is wider and stickier than the standard hardware store grade.

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Posted: 12/27/18 10:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It looks like everyone has their opinion on what is best to use. I will keep my eye on this thread to see if something clearly is the winner.

While I am doing that, I need to reseal the horizontal seam at the bottom of a slide. It has Proflex on it now. What is the best way to remove it and prep for resealing? Scrape it (I am thinking a plastic scraper), some sort of removing compounnd?, something else?

I am assuming that all the prior material needs to be removed. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted: 12/27/18 10:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The clear winner for sealing roofs is Dicor, end of story.


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Posted: 12/27/18 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

trail-explorer wrote:

The clear winner for sealing roofs is Dicor, end of story.


I Agree, but my question does not pertain to roofs. I am looking to reseal a horizontal seam on a slide.

Thanks.

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