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Old 03-28-2016, 12:41 PM   #1
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Velcum caulk in interior?

My 1999 Excella curved windows need recaulking. I called Out of Doors Mart and they recommended AddSeal as a replacement of the caulk which is silicone.

Is that a problem to replace it with silicone after old removal?

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My 1999 Excella curved windows need recaulking. I called Out of Doors Mart and they recommended AddSeal as a replacement of the caulk which is silicone.

Is that a problem to replace it with silicone after old removal?

thanks, BadKat
Vulkem or any other sealer, except silicone, will not adhere properly to silicone.

The answer however is easy.

Totally remove ALL the silicone trases chemically.

Then and only then will the Vulkem adhere properly to a surface.

Simply rermoving what the eye can see of old silicone, is not enough.

Hardware stores sell silicone removers in spray cans, that can be used to solve the issue.

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Old 03-28-2016, 05:14 PM   #3
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Guess I goofed on this description. AddSeal is silicone which is my new stuff. It looks to have been recaulked before with maybe Velcum. If we remove Velcum/whatever it is..will AddSeal be a good replacement which is silicone?
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Addseal is the new, approved sealant, per Airstream.
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Andy, I have to disagree - the store bought caulk remover, excuse my French - sucks!


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