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Old 05-27-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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Trouble with leaks in my Safari 25

We have had our 99 Safari 25 for 4 years ... 2 years ago (when we de-winterized the trailer) we noticed dirty brown streaks running down the interior walls, especially near the entrance door and on the other side directly opposite the door. The Airstream dealer went over the unit and sealed the fantastic (?) above the sofa and around the entrance door. Following winter storage this spring we noticed the stains were back again, but worse. The original stains from 2 years ago were never completely eradicated! What kind of sealant should I use if I want to do a "proper" job myself? Any ideas re removing the stain from the walls? Any suggestions much appreciated.
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Old 05-27-2006, 06:58 PM   #2
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Bummer. Maybe some one will chime in. In the mean time learn to use the search tool on the blue menu bar. You'll find a lot of info on fixing seam leaks. You may have to craft your search several different ways to find what you need - but it's out there somwhere....
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Old 05-28-2006, 10:56 AM   #3
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For sealants, I use Acryl-R in the special applicator from the www.airstream.com shop for thin beads for sealing between the body panels on the exterior, and Vulkem in a frame gun from the same store for larger beads of sealant such as round lights and vents and for the "eyebrows" above the windows. With care and a little practice, one can produce beautiful results with these tools.
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For sealants, I use Acryl-R in the special applicator from the www.airstream.com shop for thin beads for sealing between the body panels on the exterior, and Vulkem in a frame gun from the same store for larger beads of sealant such as round lights and vents and for the "eyebrows" above the windows. With care and a little practice, one can produce beautiful results with these tools.
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I will be seaming all the seams on my 1963 Overlander from the outside.
How many cans of the product do you think are needed?
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Uwe, Although you might get away with one, I would buy two, and you will soon see if you need any more. The cans are small, but the bead is very thin. Airstream.com has always been fast at delivering to me. After a little practice (push, don't pull), and total concentration on the edges of the bulge of caulk, you should achieve beautiful results with this tool, without needing masking tape. Lewster uses this material professionally, and he may have a more accurate idea of how much will be needed.
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