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Posted: 05/31/20 11:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

no, Lap sealant is so sticky and gooey that as long as there is no obvious dirt, or a layer of skum it will stick. if you are happy with your soap and water cleaning job then you most likely have cleaned it good enough. I have never prepped a surface with special cleaners, maybe rubbing alcohol, but usually just car wash soap or just windex and it always seals.

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ajriding wrote:

no, Lap sealant is so sticky and gooey that as long as there is no obvious dirt, or a layer of skum it will stick. if you are happy with your soap and water cleaning job then you most likely have cleaned it good enough. I have never prepped a surface with special cleaners, maybe rubbing alcohol, but usually just car wash soap or just windex and it always seals.

He's not talking about lap sealant, he is putting some protectant layer over his whole roof.

OP, most of us have never wasted our time with anything like that. The Dicor roofing material lasts longer than your RV will. The only thing that NEEDS maintenance is your lap sealant/caulked seams. Anything else is just to make yourself feel better.


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Second, I wrapped the entire trailer with the very thin plastic sheeting as Dicor says the activator/cleaner can stain the sides of the unit.


I'm sure there are many of you who have used the Step 1 activator and I'm hoping to hear some feedback from you...

The wrapping the RV with plastic seems like a time-consuming step. If needed, fine. But if not really needed, that would be good to know also.

If I'm cleaning the roof with the activator and then I'm immediately cleaning the sides with soap and water and a brush, is the plastic really necessary?

Have any of you NOT used the plastic all around the sides and you ended up with stains/etc?


I'd love to hear from people who have actually used the product.

Thanks!
Chris


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