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Posted: 09/27/19 04:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow is this stuff sticky! Once it touches anything it is stuck for good. When doing a long seam make sure you get the tape started straight. When pulling off the backing to expose the adhesive make sure to pull it off straight. I tried pulling it off at an angle and the backing tore at a 45 degree angle so now I had a piece that only half stuck. That was not fun trying to fix. Prepped the area with acetone and that worked well. Using a razor blade to cut the tape works best. Rolled with a plastic wall paper roller and that worked good. I know some people here like to follow up with a dab of Doctor at the edges but I see no reason to.

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MURPHY55347 wrote:

Wow is this stuff sticky! Once it touches anything it is stuck for good.


Yup. Why it is named "Eternabond" after all [emoticon]

glad you like it.


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MURPHY55347 wrote:

I know some people here like to follow up with a dab of Doctor at the edges but I see no reason to.

I like to use Dicor but, I guess Doctor will work just as well. [emoticon]
It's not necessary but, I think it helps seal the edge of the eternabond. I usually go for the overkill.

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Oops. Must be spellchecker at work. Yes I meant Dicor.

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You can also clean the surface with EternaClean, Lacquer Thinner,Denatured Alcohol, etc.


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I Eternabond taped all seams on our roof several years ago and still holding strong.


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I cut shorter more manageable length pieces and overlap the ends.


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I've been using Eternabond tape for over 20 years on several motorhomes. I love the stuff. Once it's on, it's on for good and no more seam worries.


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MURPHY55347 wrote:

Wow is this stuff sticky! Once it touches anything it is stuck for good. When doing a long seam make sure you get the tape started straight. When pulling off the backing to expose the adhesive make sure to pull it off straight. I tried pulling it off at an angle and the backing tore at a 45 degree angle so now I had a piece that only half stuck. That was not fun trying to fix. Prepped the area with acetone and that worked well. Using a razor blade to cut the tape works best. Rolled with a plastic wall paper roller and that worked good. I know some people here like to follow up with a dab of Doctor at the edges but I see no reason to.

Putting it in the freezer before use makes it more manageable.


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I like to put Dicor on the edge, it seems the adhesive on the edge attracts dust/dirt and looks bad if you don't.


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