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Old 10-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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In order of importance.... what happens first?

Getting ready to start the process of putting in our new floor in the rear. I know that I need to address all leaks & seams & windows before putting that new floor in. If I work on sealing the seams, rivets, windows, vents, etc....won't all that work be undone when polishing occurs down the road???

My first order of business is remove all the crappy sealant that someone applied and then painted with metallic paint. Once that occurs, I will seal it all up again. I have to get my windows in tip top shape as well.

But from what I've read, you seal all such things after polishing. Am I wrong?
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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We actually removed the old caulking, polished the seams then sealed them long before we polished the whole trailer. Check out this thread for our reasoning and various other thoughts on the order things are done.

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I have treated the floor with thompsons water seal next shell back on then polish seal and then recaulk! Of course the belly pan after the floor before shell on.
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My concern with coating the plywood with a sealer is the compatability with any glues you may use for your floorcovering. A lot of floorcovering glues need to penetrate the wood to stick...especially with the extreme heat our trailers are subjected to.

Also, by the time you attach the sill/shell back to the frame, screwing/bolting through the plywood, you breached the sealer anyways. Personally, I think it is not necessary...but I know others disagree.

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Old 10-18-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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All of the bolt holes will be sealed but I know what you are talking about I have not figured out yet what type of flooring that she wants. My thought was I wanted to make the floor water resistant but still wanted it to breath so that in case it did get wet it could dry. Have to finish covering all of the holes for the stripping and cleanup.
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