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Old 05-13-2015, 05:21 PM   #1
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Roof Vent Sealing Quandry

I just installed my new Fantastic Fan on my '51 Flying Cloud. I sealed It with putty tape and used Sikaflex around the perimeter and on the mounting screw heads. Looks water tight which is good, but man, is it ugly--shades of SOB. And, worst of all, it's visible from the ground--ugh, that shiny white really does pop. I've seen on some marine threads that it can be painted over after it fully cures. Has anyone tried this? Should I take it off before it fully cures and use TremPro? Am I just being too anal about the whole thing? What say you?
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:05 PM   #2
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White sitkaflex? There is grey out there. It's what I've used on mine or are you referring to the vent cover itself?

If it is the sealant you are referring to I'd get the white Sitka flex off asap. glue remover or camp stove fuel will help you with clean up before it cures.... after it cures it is really hard to remove...

Good luck
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, I already removed the white. Where did you track down the grey? I haven't been able to track it down anywhere.
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:07 AM   #4
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I am in Canada, in Victoria BC. I bought it locally from a distributer called Cascade Aquatech. Sitkaflex 221 grey
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:17 AM   #5
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Thanks! I was able to track some down online. Don't know why I couldn't find it before--user error, apparently. Problem solved, thanks!
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:18 PM   #6
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Vent sealing

Search the forum for 'eternabond' product... I use the 3" wide kind with the alum backing to match the roof... (Alumabond..?)....

That stuff is REALLY sticky & will last forever to keep water from entering...

Prep the area well to clean, then make sure it's positioned right before applying, as once you lay it - it's there to stay..!

Put the stuff over all the attachment screws on my vents years ago... No leaks.... Best stuff ever...!
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http://www.amazon.com/EternaBond-AS2.../dp/B008HMYXPG
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:09 AM   #8
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Thanks! Going to give the grey Sikaflex a shot and see how it looks. Definitely will keep the Eternabond in mind though!
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:39 PM   #9
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Sealing fan vent

I have been dealing with leak(s) around ours all this year. The original (no name on it that I can see) has hairline weather cracks in the plastic frame on the roof. I used butyl tape & Reflectik, but still had drips from the interior frame, so I got some RustOleum LeakSeal rubber spray (comes in colors) & found some small gaps under the hinge in the tape that I filled. Problem seems to be solved! Finally...
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