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Posted: 02/27/18 08:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you clean it of well most tape will last as long as most people keep a home now days. Use some patience and scrape with a razor if fiberglass. You probably don't want to use a wire brush on fiberglass, but it will work on a metal roof to remove any residue. Check out some of my post if you want to see some of the steps involved on a metal and fiberglass roof and taping.
As with any job, preporation will save time later down the road in repairs.

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How old is your RV? I'm wondering what sort of tape the OEM used on your rig...

I put Eternabond Roofing tape on the front and rear cap seams of my '94 Bounder shortly after I bought the rig in '04. More than 12 years later the tape was still doing fine. No evidence of any cracks at all. I also put it on my '02 Winnie shortly after purchase in '16.

I'd recommend using Eternabond tape to replace that cracked tape. Not sure how your RV's OEM did their FG roof edges but if they are anything like the Winnebago setup, you might want to inspect for issues there too. Here's a link to my RV blog's roof maintenance section, maybe you can find something useful there: Roof Maintenance...

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I would be very interested in seeing some pictures of the roof edges and end cap seams on your RV.


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What is the tape you speak of for the front and rear caps? Could this be the eternabond tape that has been mentioned...4" wide?

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Are you asking the poster of this thread, or me?

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RLS7201 wrote:

The RV industry has punished us with Dicor calk for years. It was/is never a permanent solution. As previously noted, over time it needs to be removed and reapplied, due to cracking and unbonding.
A more permanent solution is Sikaflex 715 rubber roof calking.


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I fully agree with the Sikaflex solution.
This company has it, plus videos etc
www.delamrepair.com

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I was asking the poster.

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