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Eternabond or lap sealant or something else


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The factory tape used to cover the screw heads on the outside edge of the roof of one SLIDE is wearing thin on a few of the screw heads.  The screws are NOT backing out, it is just the tape wearing, I guess due to rubbing during movement.  

To reinforce the tape, I am considering Eternabond or lap sealant over the screw heads.  Are there other options?

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15 minutes ago, Kirk Wood said:

I have used lap sealant for that sort of protection but I think that it too would wear off if it rubs frequently. That may also be true of the tape products. A good sealant would probably be more easily repaired/replaced than most tapes. 

I was thinking the same thing, just like sealant around skylights and such on the roof of the coach...either scrape the old off or just use a caulking gun to apply more on top every few years.

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4 hours ago, Kirk Wood said:

A good sealant would probably be more easily repaired/replaced than most tapes. 

I used EternaCaulk sealant on the edges of EternaBond tape that I put down. I'm currently replacing the tape that I laid 5 years ago as the Southwest sun has been brutal on the tape. However, the caulk is as strong as ever. It's the strongest sealant I've used, but it isn't self-leveling like Dicor.

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Thank you.  I also need to replace some Eternabond tape on the top of a couple slides and have not had a lot of success with the tape alone.  I think using the Eternacaulk around all the edges will secure the tape from peeling up when the slide is operated, especially when it is very hot outside.

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4 minutes ago, 57becky said:

Thank you.  I also need to replace some Eternabond tape on the top of a couple slides and have not had a lot of success with the tape alone.  I think using the Eternacaulk around all the edges will secure the tape from peeling up when the slide is operated, especially when it is very hot outside.

I put a bead of EternaCaulk on both sides of the tape. Then use a plastic spatula to smooth out the beads.

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