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Old 12-04-2015, 11:27 AM   #1
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Sport 22' inside drip on kitchen Al

When it rains, persistent water drip down lower sheet of Alumium, between 3rd & 4th rivets left of kitchen window.
Figure there is an opening around AC, vent or antenna.
We have antenna area covered in plastic to see if water is coming in there, drip continues.
Drip continues even when rain stops, so suspect water is pooling somewhere.
Any ideas where water is entering?
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Old 12-04-2015, 11:49 AM   #2
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It could be anywhere where there is a penetration through the aluminum. Vents, windows, rivets, etc. can all be the culprit. You might need to get on top and visually inspect the sealant around all penetrations to ensure that it is doing it's job. Look for any gaps or other hints of water ingress. Check for missing or loose rivets and repair as needed.
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:33 AM   #3
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Found leak source

We tried covering different areas of roof with plastic...AC, antenna, etc. finally put tape over outside rivets that line up with inside drip...had a heavy persistent rain..No drip!!! YEA
Next question....how do we seal outside rivets?
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You need to find the one(s) that are leaking. Just look for any that are loose and replace them with a new rivet and a dab of sealant (not silicon).
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How about a dab of nail polish? We are in Key West for winter and rivet gun is home. I use nail polish on Al when I have scraped a little spot of corrosion off trailer surface. Thanks
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:43 PM   #6
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No, you need something that is flexible. The nail polish will harden and crack. You can pick up a tube of Sikaflex 221 or Trempro 635 polyurethane sealant at a local big box store or online through Out-of-Doors Mart or Vintage Trailer Supply .
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