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Old 11-10-2013, 08:46 AM   #15
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So how much does a pump for Vulkem go for? I assume it can be used for other materials too?
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:02 PM   #16
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The pump is not cheap - I recall it being around $20 (guess). There are two variations of the pump - one actually screws on in place of the lid on the tin of Vulkem, the other, which I have, has its own canister. In terms of shape, both are the same shape and size. Vulkem never dries hard, so the pump I loaded when I was at JC (they use the stuff in bulk and were kind enough to just load my pump at the same price) 2 years ago still flows when pumped. The key thing is that it lays a very small bead - about 1/16". As was mentioned before, expect to be surprised where you get it on your clothes!

Don't expect to use it on other materials, though. You will find it quite a chore to clean out the pump.
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What? I don't know of a pump for Vulkem? There is one for Acryl r... Which I have and have never gotten to work .
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What? I don't know of a pump for Vulkem? There is one for Acryl r... Which I have and have never gotten to work .
There may have been some bad pumps...but they are a "must have" for applying the Acryl-R... Just did a few feet today where I discovered a problem. No need to wait until "next season"... Deal with each problem ASAP. They stay little problems, usually.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #19
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What? I don't know of a pump for Vulkem? There is one for Acryl r... Which I have and have never gotten to work .
From the Airstream store: https://store.airstream.com/product_info.php?products_id=163
Price is $48 including a can of Vulkem.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:20 AM   #20
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I thought Vulkem was similar to Sikaflex, not Acryl-R. I thought Airstream was using Sikaflex instead of Vulkem in recent years.

I used Parbond as a substitute for Acryl-R to avoid the expense of buying the pump. I bought the Parbond from Out of Doors Mart. Good video on the ODM website on the application of Parbond. I have been happy with the Parbond after two years in use.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #21
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I'm no expert on sealants, Bud. I just go with what JC says. Vulkem is a brand of sealant, but other brands may have the same composition and properties. As I mentioned, I bought the stuff at JC where I have my regular servicing done.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:29 AM   #22
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So that applicator is specifically for the ACRYL- r and comes with the can of ACYRL- r product. Vulkem which is now call Trempro 635 or 636 is a different product and is only sold in a caulking tube that I've seen.
They seal seams very well but are different types of sealant, FYI.


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I'm really surprised that no one asked yet, but Chillbilly, where are you seeing water get in? Front window area, coming from a seam in the wall panels? Any more information would help and we could advise you where to apply the sealant of your choice.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #24
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So that applicator is specifically for the ACRYL- r and comes with the can of ACYRL- r product. Vulkem which is now call Trempro 635 or 636 is a different product and is only sold in a caulking tube that I've seen.
They seal seams very well but are different types of sealant, FYI.


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If you look back at my earlier posting (post #8 of this thread), I mentioned that the pump I got was from the Hardware store near the factory. That pump has a 1-piece canister that screws onto the pump - it is, consequently, brand/manufacturer neutral. It is the pump that they actually use at JC, as they buy the sealant in drums. When I bought the pump at the hardware store, I took it over to the factory and they filled it for me (small charge, don't remember how much it was).
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #25
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If you look back at my earlier posting (post #8 of this thread), I mentioned that the pump I got was from the Hardware store near the factory. That pump has a 1-piece canister that screws onto the pump - it is, consequently, brand/manufacturer neutral. It is the pump that they actually use at JC, as they buy the sealant in drums. When I bought the pump at the hardware store, I took it over to the factory and they filled it for me (small charge, don't remember how much it was).
Well that's makes total sense, I'll have to try the trempro in that type of applicator.
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A few weeks ago at the factory tour they were using Adseal and another sealant for finer applications I didn't recognize the name of.
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As woodfox 45 stated Capt. Tolley's is great stuff. I used it to detect leaks on horizontal lap joints on my AS roof seams. It will wick into a leak area like magic, give it as many coats as it takes to seal it (usually two or three). I am convinced.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:56 PM   #28
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I have a leak problem from the over head strip up forward where strip ends and under each window above bunks. Replaced AC not long ago but ruled that out as source of leak.It seems it would have to be close to centerline on roof but can't locate where. any suggestions appreciated. On caulking products, I've used 3-M 5200 marine caulk on my boats for many years.
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