Do I have the proper preparation steps?
I'm honestly a little scared to begin resealing my 31 foot 81 Excella and would love some feedback on my planned approach. I know from past non-AS projects that caulking is an art.
Today I spent about 20 minutes removing the old caulk from over the top of one of the windows with a plastic scraper and toothbrush. Tomorrow I'd like to try caulking it and see how it goes.
First, do I need to use a cleaner to prepare the surface, and if so, would rubbing Alcohol with a toothbrush work? I'd rather not have to use strong solvents if possible.
I'm planning to tape both sides of the seam (at least till I get the hang of it), try and cut a small hole in my Trempro 635 tube, wear disposable vinyl gloves, and do my best to work the caulk in and get a nice smooth line with my finger or a caulk tool, then remove the tape and repeat.
I'll practice on the windows (top and sides) before moving on to the rub rails and awning rails. Anything you would recommend in addition to or instead of my steps?
Big gratitude, Kim