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Fisherguy

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Posted: 05/24/20 11:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have an 07 Komfort, it looks like the factory used Eternabond ontop of the slides that I think should be replaced. I know this stuff is super sticky, what's the best way to remove the old stuff so I can replace it?
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Posted: 05/25/20 05:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A hair dryer or heat gun, on low, and a plastic scraper.
Some use an oscillating tool.

I used a heat gun and plastic scraper. It did a good job. Take your time.

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X2. Heat gun and plastic scraper.


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Posted: 05/25/20 07:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X3 heat gun plastic scraper.

You don't need to get all of the stickum off. As long as it is clean the new tape will stick just fine.


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Posted: 05/25/20 07:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok thanks guys.
What's the best cleaner for the rubber roof before applying the Eternabond?

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Posted: 05/25/20 07:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have found that "hot" solvents like acetone, work the best it is recommended by Eternabond. I have used it and it has worked out very well and have yet to have any problems with it not sticking and staying that way for over 10 years.


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I used something on our old trailer when I did some work to it that caused the rubber to bubble, don't want to have that trouble again.

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It looks like only a small area is coming up. Can't you just trim that off, and lay a fresh layer over it?


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TurnThePage wrote:

It looks like only a small area is coming up. Can't you just trim that off, and lay a fresh layer over it?


There's a few areas like that, worst areas are where it comes over the top down the side.
One spot there's a metal flange on the corner where the flange pokes through the eternabond, I gooped it up with Dicor a fey years ago but it's poking through again. I wanna pull the Eternabond back, see if I can flatten the flange then redo it. If I can't make it flat enough I'll build up a ramp with smaller pieces of Eternabond then top it off with a full strip.
But you're right, I could probly get away with just redoing the corners, ordered a 50 ft roll so will have lots to play with.

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OK, so used the heat gun and scraper, as you can seee got most of the sticky **** off on the close side in the pic, acetone will take the rest off without causing the rubber to blister, is that right?
Last time I did something like this the rubber bubbled, think I used varsol, was a long time ago and don't remember exactly...

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