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Old 03-23-2009, 06:51 PM   #211
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I have a question..
I was looking at the TremPro 636 "Vulkem" Polyurethane and read the info about it and then I read about the TremPro 635 Polyurethane . I realize the 635 is faster setting then the other, but what does "no VOC version of Vulkem" Mean?
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:58 PM   #212
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I have a question..
I was looking at the TremPro 636 "Vulkem" Polyurethane and read the info about it and then I read about the TremPro 635 Polyurethane . I realize the 635 is faster setting then the other, but what does "no VOC version of Vulkem" Mean?
V.O.C. (volatile Organical Compound) In other words, it's ''greener''.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:58 PM   #213
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Thanks
I had no idea what it was.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:39 PM   #214
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Love the blog. You have a lot more energy than I do. Any idea what made the frame crack?
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:19 PM   #215
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I'm new and just learning. I have a 1953 17' Clipper and some definite leaks. This baby has 13 little panels on the top and sides. Should I seal all of those? What is best seal to use in this situation? Also, a dumb question, but can I sit on top? I am in the 150# range, can't believe I've revealed that. I need to also get a good look at the old vent and dome, both appear to have been sealed up. I will also need to replace all the strips around the window and door. Is that the same as caulk or does that actually come in long strips? Please forgive the innocent newbie. Thanks to all.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:05 PM   #216
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Yes, You have to clean and seal all the seams. I like Tempro(Vulkem) but, everyone has there favorites. Read this whole thread and you will get a better idea of the different kinds of sealants. A trick I read about in the forums is to tape on ether side of the seam and then run a bead of caulk in the gap. Use your finger to really force it in the gap. Then remove the excise with your finger and remove the tape for a very tidy seam. Where gloves. You can get on top of your Airstream. Keep your weight on the ribs and think light. I've been on both of my Airstreams and I weight about 10 more pounds them you.

Weather stripping? Is that what you mean for around the windows and doors.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:10 AM   #217
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I have found some quantity of Vulkem 116 at a surplus store . It is not in caulking tubes (see pic below). It is very inexpensive and seems to be in good condition. I don't have a pressing need for it presently, I know I will need it when I do a reseal at some point. I am wondering if in this type of tube is this more trouble then it is worth? Or is there some type applicator that can be use with this tube that I am not familiar with?

Each tube is 20ozs.

Also if anyone is interested in these I could get it at $3.50 each plus shipping. I am not a dealer by any means but would do it for friends of the airforums.com
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:46 AM   #218
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This is what we call a sausage . To use it you will need a saussage gun (600ml) and they go for about +- 80$ each. It's your call.
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I have found some quantity of Vulkem 116 at a surplus store . It is not in caulking tubes (see pic below). It is very inexpensive and seems to be in good condition. I don't have a pressing need for it presently, I know I will need it when I do a reseal at some point. I am wondering if in this type of tube is this more trouble then it is worth? Or is there some type applicator that can be use with this tube that I am not familiar with?

Each tube is 20ozs.

Also if anyone is interested in these I could get it at $3.50 each plus shipping. I am not a dealer by any means but would do it for friends of the airforums.com
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:01 PM   #219
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Should I be stripping any old silicon sealants before I use the removall 220 on my trailer?
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:02 PM   #220
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yo andy (yoda)any chance i can buy some vulkem and parbond asap ,going away in 3 weeks. when i got my 290 it had been in a hale storm in usa and leaks real bad over my kids bedroom (rear bedroom).I now have new baby making 3 and my wife keeps giving my **** as she would have liked to have brought a hymmer (real ugly english camper )not rv.please could you put me in touch or help me get some quick.thanx dude may the force be with you.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:29 PM   #221
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:33 PM   #222
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yo andy (yoda)any chance i can buy some vulkem and parbond asap ,going away in 3 weeks. when i got my 290 it had been in a hale storm in usa and leaks real bad over my kids bedroom (rear bedroom).I now have new baby making 3 and my wife keeps giving my **** as she would have liked to have brought a hymmer (real ugly english camper )not rv.please could you put me in touch or help me get some quick.thanx dude may the force be with you.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:07 PM   #223
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Question Silicone ok for quick fix?

Just had three days of rain and found out the vista window in the roof of our "new" 1974 Sovereign is leaking badly...we're planning to polish the outside of the AS within the year, and possibly take out the windows to get the old tint off, so we don't want to do anything permanent, but definitely want to stop the water. Would clear silicone caulk work as a quick fix? We won't be moving the AS, and we want something we can peel off pretty easily when it's time for window work.

Also have a leak somewhere in the roof...I think it's either from the vent or the air conditioner...it's slowly dripping through the seam in the ceiling but the gasket around the vent is dry (from the inside) and there doesn't seem to be any water in the AC. Again, ok to use silicone, or should we use vulkem?

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:48 AM   #224
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Inland Andy and Happy Campuer,

I just got an e-mail from Tim Maxwell of Airstream about the sealants needed for my 07' 27'FB. I know you are wondering why I would even be bothering with that, but I have a leak in my "no fuss flush" line and will need to remove the connector from the side of the trailer. With that in mind I will then need to re-seal this when I am done. He e-mailed me a list of products from Sika that they use at the factory.

Sikaflex 221 in grey and Black for around interior segment seams and the black for around all Safari Hehr windows.

Sikaflex 721 UV in Gray and White for around all extrior components.

Acryl-R Seam Sealer for all segment seams, clearance lights, main door, beltline, rub rail, and screen door.

Am I going to be buying a substandard product by notusing the Tempro stuff? Be objective Happy Campuer.
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