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Posted: 02/21/12 08:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was thinking about putting Eternabond tape along all the seams and around any place on the roof that has caulking. No leaks - just thought this may be a good preventative measure. What do you think ?





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We are planning on doing the same. Will be interested to see what others have to say about it.


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EB seems too permanent. I touch up with Dicor as needed once a year and seems good to go.

I will wait for a real disaster to pull out the EB such as a tree branch rip.


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Why does DICOR need to be touched up each year? Have hears this befor. Is it not the same as EDPM 2 part coating?


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Barry has it exactly right...EternaBond it and forget asbout it! Do it right the first time, follow the EternaBond Website suggestions including when to use the EternaPrimer.

Rolling it out after applying is a "must do", as that's what bursts the micro-encapsulated beads in the tape, releasing the incredibly strong adhesive!


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fordsooperdooty wrote:

Barry has it exactly right...EternaBond it and forget asbout it! Do it right the first time, follow the EternaBond Website suggestions including when to use the EternaPrimer.

Rolling it out after applying is a "must do", as that's what bursts the micro-encapsulated beads in the tape, releasing the incredibly strong adhesive!


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As far as touching up the Dicor, yes it can crack through expansion and contraction over time. Not so with Eternabond.


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Coat the whole roof, and forget about it, and don't worry much about branches, only the trees falling across the roof.

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oldbeek wrote:

Why does DICOR need to be touched up each year? Have hears this befor. Is it not the same as EDPM 2 part coating?


No Dicor is a caulk not a coating. Doing it every year is a myth, it will start to show it's age somewhere between 5-10 years after applying (depending on where you are in the country.) The yearly part comes from just being pro-active and checking the roof at least once a year.

ET is good, Dicor is good. ET is overkill (when no leaks) and is very ugly to my eye. That's the only reason I don't like it. Everytime I see a rig with it I think the owner must have had a leak somewhere, and is now covering up internal damage. To be found by the next owner who bought the rig. IMHO, using lots of ET decreases the resale value.

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fordsooperdooty wrote:

Barry has it exactly right...EternaBond it and forget asbout it! Do it right the first time, follow the EternaBond Website suggestions including when to use the EternaPrimer.

Rolling it out after applying is a "must do", as that's what bursts the micro-encapsulated beads in the tape, releasing the incredibly strong adhesive!

x3, then coat it following the info posted by Golden_HVAC.

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gbopp wrote:

fordsooperdooty wrote:

Barry has it exactly right...EternaBond it and forget asbout it! Do it right the first time, follow the EternaBond Website suggestions including when to use the EternaPrimer.

Rolling it out after applying is a "must do", as that's what bursts the micro-encapsulated beads in the tape, releasing the incredibly strong adhesive!

x3, then coat it following the info posted by Golden_HVAC.



When we had Dicor, we fouund it MAY last 6 months before we would find little tiny pinholes (leaks). We're in Florid where the sun is hot. It doesn't take the flexing and change in temperature like Eternabond does.



We went to Eternabond and don't have to worry about it again.

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