RV.Net Open Roads Forum: replacing new vent, how to remove DICOR lap sealant?

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tech Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  Tech Issues

 > replacing new vent, how to remove DICOR lap sealant?

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Sponsored By:
JimInMich

Mi

Senior Member

Joined: 06/21/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/18/11 02:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just received my new MaXXfan vent ( not cover ) and can't wait to install it. Scraping the old lap sealant off the old vent edges seems easy enough, but I'm worried about the rubber roof. I watched a couple video's on the net, but neither really showed how to get the old DICOR lap sealant off the rubber roof membrane, without harming it.

Any tips or tricks I could use to help make this project easier?

BTW: My trailer is brand new, the date on the vehicle tag shows it built last June.


11 Chevy Silverado Ext.Cab Z-71 4x4, 5.3 v8, 3:43 w/locker, Factory tow package, Equal-I-zer 1200#, Curt Class V Receiver
12 Cougar XLite 27RLS ( 960# Tongue, 6740# Gross as loaded)
Just the Wife and I.

images

Plant City FL USA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/29/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 08/18/11 02:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A putty knife will work just fine, take care and no harm will come to the rubber membrane.
If the weather is cool a hair drier will help to warm it up.
Other than that its a pretty easy job.


"Oath Keeper"
Joe & Deb And A Conure Named Buzz

ksg5000

Oregon

Senior Member

Joined: 06/30/2008

View Profile



Posted: 08/18/11 02:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hair dryer will soften up the old stuff.


Kevin

TAS

Baton Rouge, La

Senior Member

Joined: 08/25/2007

View Profile



Posted: 08/18/11 02:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I peel off as much as I can using my fingers first. Then a scraper to finish it off. Clean up w/ mineral spirits before I apply the new.


Todd
12 F-350 4x4 CC DRW
07 Dodge 2500, 4x4, CTD, 6spd (sold)
94 Harley FLSTC
98 TJ w/ a few mods
08 Fuzion 302
01 Rockwood 8292s (gone to a new home)
84 Jayco pop up (Sold but not frogotten)

JimInMich

Mi

Senior Member

Joined: 06/21/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/18/11 03:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanx for the tips guys.

cruz-in

Southern Maryland

Senior Member

Joined: 02/15/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/18/11 03:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cool...I am installing a Maxxfan tomorrow also so this thread was timely.....

robatthelake

Vancouver Island

Senior Member

Joined: 08/24/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/18/11 04:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mineral Spirits may not be the wisest choice as they are a Petroleum based!Acetone would be My choice for cleaning up!


Rob & Jean
98 Dutch Star Diesel Pusher ..07 Honda CRV AWD


mikebo

Maryland

Senior Member

Joined: 03/16/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/18/11 05:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Use a plastic putty knife or an ice scraper and a little heat. No chemicals.

Mike


Mike

2013 Winnebago Access 31wp
2010 CRV toad


alarmin

california

Full Member

Joined: 06/18/2008

View Profile



Posted: 08/18/11 06:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Plastic putty knife and round off the sharp ends so it doesn't damage the roof.

TAS

Baton Rouge, La

Senior Member

Joined: 08/25/2007

View Profile



Posted: 08/19/11 07:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

robatthelake wrote:

Mineral Spirits may not be the wisest choice as they are a Petroleum based!Acetone would be My choice for cleaning up!


Hmmmm, noted. I'll make a switch to acetone.

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Tech Issues

 > replacing new vent, how to remove DICOR lap sealant?
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tech Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS