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Posted: 05/30/21 09:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Howdy again,

I noticed I have a small hole in the aluminum siding where there was a slight impact. I don't know if I caused it or if it was there when we bought the camper a year ago. I'd like to seal it. Is there a recommended product and method?

I have most common sealers including some RV specific ones for vinyl roofs.


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Get 1 of those stickers.

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For small holes I just use white butyl seal tape if the color works, I push it in with my fingers. I always keep a roll of white butyl onboard. Less messy than caulk on small wall stuff. If its a colored area maybe use a clear flexible caulk like Pro Flex Chrystal Clear etc.

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Posted: 05/31/21 05:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get a fiberglass repair kit from the local auto supply. It goes on quite transparent and will be barely noticible.


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Sagebrush wrote:

For small holes I just use white butyl seal tape if the color works, I push it in with my fingers. I always keep a roll of white butyl onboard. Less messy than caulk on small wall stuff. If its a colored area maybe use a clear flexible caulk like Pro Flex Chrystal Clear etc.


Good idea. I have some of that. If I had a tube of 3M 5200 that was open, I'd go that route.

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If its just a pin hole, drill it to avoid a crack starting and then put a screw in it.

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Eternabond tape will stick almost anywhere. It’s also available in different colors. That would be my fix.


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Bondo aluminum and it can be sanded and painted. Are you sure that the hole is not due to electrolysis?

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Marine-Tex epoxy maybe

I have used this stuff several times to patch small holes, mostly fiberglass. You can mix up just a tiny amount.


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silverbullet555 wrote:

Sagebrush wrote:

For small holes I just use white butyl seal tape if the color works, I push it in with my fingers. I always keep a roll of white butyl onboard. Less messy than caulk on small wall stuff. If its a colored area maybe use a clear flexible caulk like Pro Flex Chrystal Clear etc.


Good idea. I have some of that. If I had a tube of 3M 5200 that was open, I'd go that route.


Put on the Butyl tape and use a razor blade to trim it flush. Then put a sticker over the repair.


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