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Old 05-12-2007, 10:21 PM   #1
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Does Your Crack Need Cured...?

If so - thought you might want to bid on this item.....

eBay Motors: Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure for Airstream (item 180116785949 end time May-19-07 19:10:30 PDT)
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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I looked at the Ebay listing. This is very interestin. Does anyone know if this stuff works?
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:41 PM   #3
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You can read more about it here; Capt. (Captain) Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure Hairline Crack Sealer
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:43 PM   #4
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I'll stay with my Acryl-R, Thanks! The eBay ad reaks of snake oil .

But you never really know what it is until you try it. 8 ounces will do a trailer....REALLY?
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Old 05-13-2007, 12:10 AM   #5
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I didn't look at the eBay auction, so I don't know what claims the seller made, but a couple of years ago I bought Captain Tolley's Creaping Crack Cure at West Marine and used it on a water leak above one of the front wrap windows on my trailer after reading about it in a thread on AirstreamForums (or was it on the Vntage Airstream List?). It comes out as a low viscosity milky white liquid, much lower viscosity than Acryl-R or Par Bond. When I applied it, it kept penetrating in as it crept into the crack. And then I'd add more until it stopped "soaking in". It didn't take much to seal that seam above the window, so a bottle might do a whole trailer. After it dried I went over that crack with Par Bond or Vulkem just to be safe. In the end, I am not sure what stopped the leak, but it was stopped none the less. Perhaps not a ringing endorsement, but in combination with other sealants it did the trick in my case, and at the worst it didn't hurt.
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:29 AM   #6
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I thought only the worst when I saw the title of this thread...
I have used it, it may work with repeated applications like the directions say, but after 2 days of applying, waiting for it to dry, and reapplying, I finally went and got a tube of Ruscoe sealer, it worked just fine, and on the first application.
The crack cure does have to potential to seal something you can't easily get at, but I think it is more like the cans of K&W Block Sealer you get when your car blows a head gasket. I never had one seal anything, except the cores in the radiator. Better to fix it right the first time, than keep messing with it for days, weeks, ...
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:49 AM   #7
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From the description, it might make a good sealer for rivetheads.
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On my trailer the fixed window in a stacked set of windows leaked. The leak was between the glass and the frame. Through the sealant that is installed by the factory. Looks like a rock hard putty.
The Tolley crack sealer is like a watered down white glue.(Like woodworkers glue). Apply to the crack. It seeps in and dries crystal clear. Apply repetitive coats after the previous one has dried until it won't seep into the crack anymore and you are done.
Worked perfectly for me. I suspect it only works well on hairline cracks.
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Hopefully this stuff isn't 'all or nothing' like silicone as far as adhering to aluminum. How would we know until a lot more observation is available? Safer to stick to the Acryl-R IMO.

I assume it is resilient and not hard when set?
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