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covered wagon

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Posted: 08/05/20 09:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I didn't apply the curled Eternabond it was an RV that came in that way for a new roof. When we applied the new roof we went with two coats of the roll on adhesive and worked well for bonding to the roof. Plastic shrinks in UV light and thus the curling. If you guys are having good results though, I think you should use it. I like the smoothing out working into the surface back and forth with the Dicor and straight line masking.

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Posted: 08/06/20 10:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

covered wagon wrote:

I didn't apply the curled Eternabond it was an RV that came in that way for a new roof. When we applied the new roof we went with two coats of the roll on adhesive and worked well for bonding to the roof. Plastic shrinks in UV light and thus the curling. If you guys are having good results though, I think you should use it. I like the smoothing out working into the surface back and forth with the Dicor and straight line masking.


Well then your post is even more misleading since you have no idea how the Eternabond was applied originally. Also, your "ASSUMPTION" IMO a somewhat poor one at that is simply incorrect as it applies to the covering on Eternabond. I have more Eternabond on my roof than I would guess 99% of the posters here and after 12 years of it sitting uncovered outside not a single piece has curled/shrunk or come loose except for that very front edge on my front cap roof seam. All of it looks as good as the day back in the Spring of 2008 that I originally applied it.

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Posted: 08/06/20 01:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I've witnessed it lifting. Yep actually curling up on the edges and then highway speeds make the curl catch wind and gradually pull loose enough exposing the damaged area underneath. It leaked. The plastic tape shrinks and curls then wind and suns heat does the rest.It turns to something I won't use.

Were seeing more and more issues around the net with the tape as more folks are using it on their rvs.... even if it was applied properly. Properly or improperly installed Its still a good idea to seal the edges with Dicor or any good sealant made for rv roof application.


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covered wagon

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Posted: 08/08/20 08:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now this just my opinion not tossing tomatoes at anyone here, but I would rather see what I got for a problem not have tape covering it. not being able to see where a problem is, is important. If Dicor has a problem you can see it by close inspection usually.

I suspect Eternabond tape would perform a lot better if the membrane tape portion was the EPDM rubber roof slitted into strips or tapelike form. Not a plastic or vinyl membrane tape.

* This post was edited 08/08/20 09:57pm by covered wagon *

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