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Old 11-26-2013, 05:29 PM   #29
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Silicone is aNONO. The acetic acid solvent eats aluminum.

Acryl-r works fine but not as watery as Capt. Tolleys. With the more watery, lower viscosity. It can "wick" into open tighter/thinner spaces. Just like water does

But, so far I am using Acryl from JC. WHY? Because I have it. And I like that it has good "build" properties. I only have one recent leak I haven't fully resolved. But that's because it's raining.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:28 PM   #30
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did you pull air box and water test new a/c ? does it have pan ?
seams = small bead of grey vulkem 12" at a time rub into edge with thumb , wipe off excess with rag DAMP with mineral spirits . a 25' trlr will take a very long boring tedious day .
windows same as seams , check at bottoms of square windows for cracks at corners , seal with vulkem . water test after 24 hrs. you will figure out quickly what I mean by small bead :-)
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:31 AM   #31
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I have experimented with numerous products on a number of different Airstreams and found that rather than try to find the leaks here and there I take the time (usually a couple of days) and seal my trailer completely. First I clean up all the old by carefully scraping out and off all the seams. I use gray adseal and acryl-r with the pump and that's it. It's what JC uses and it works. If you want it to look professional use painters tape when applying both. Use a very small bead, then smooth out with a glove covered finger and then pull the tape. Then carefully smooth it again. This can be done very fast. Use acryl-r on body panels and any very small cracks. The wicking action is great. Use adseal on everything else. I use adseal on the window eyebrows and acryl-r on the sides and bottom. Make sure you do the belt line trim(tops) and the rubrails. Also taillights and all clearance lights.
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Appreciate you cutting to the chase here. I wonder if the acryl-r is what you use on side items like the rub rail, belt line, lights etc What about rivets too? I discovered a small amount of water in the area from the front door and dampness on bottom of couch arms. I was late fall after our last trip...so due to weather, I put it away under roof and will go to work on it in a few days. First will be to try to find that issue, then do the whole thing. Ordering the products tomorrow. Adseal and acryl-r with pump.
Mine is a 03 Classic purchased last Sept and kept inside for a lot of it's life. We will see the issues soon.
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Acryl-r for panel seams, small openings and rivets. Adseal for rubrail and other larger openings.
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