Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-22-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
Sky
Classic 30
 
Sky's Avatar
 
Sum Wear , Ohio
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 569
Images: 6
Roof caulk I can buy at Lowe's

I'm sure its here somewhere, but I give up looking.
I need to re-caulk around somethings on the roof,
and was looking at Lowe's website and found this.

Shop LOCTITE 10 Oz. White Polyurethane at Lowes.com

Anyone have any thoughts about a good caulk I can buy
today at Lowe's? Or is Sikaflex God's gift from heaven,
and I must use it? Would appreciate any thoughts from
experienced caulkers.

Thanks
Dale
__________________

__________________
"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast" - Oscar Wilde

2500HD DMax............30' Classic
__________________
Sky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
Full Timers/Diesel power.
 
Mike Leary's Avatar
 
1983 31' Airstream310
Cactus Hug , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,540
Images: 11
Is there no R.V. store around where you can buy Vulkem?
__________________

__________________
"A settled wisdom, plus the itch to be elsewhere"
Mike Leary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 10:41 AM   #3
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sky View Post
I'm sure its here somewhere, but I give up looking.
I need to re-caulk around somethings on the roof,
and was looking at Lowe's website and found this.

Shop LOCTITE 10 Oz. White Polyurethane at Lowes.com

Anyone have any thoughts about a good caulk I can buy
today at Lowe's? Or is Sikaflex God's gift from heaven,
and I must use it? Would appreciate any thoughts from
experienced caulkers.

Thanks
Dale
Why take a risk with any product, when it's well known what the factory has used for many years?

Parts can be ordered on line, or by telephone.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 11:02 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Wabbiteer's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
1972 29' Ambassador
St. Paul , Minnesota
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,912
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 2
Loctite products


That paticular product detail has this warning - Not Recommended For: Contact with oil-based caulking compounds, butyl caulking compounds and silicone sealants (uncured and cured) - So maybe its an out for them on warranty to never repair old work with it?

Can you get a fresh clean surface to seal?

Lowes search for a good 3M sealant<--- absolute sealant for boat hulls..

If you can't mail or internet order in something and need it now the 3M 5200 line is around $16 a tube and cant be beat
__________________

Wabbiteer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 11:38 AM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
SilverCottage's Avatar
 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
LONDON , ON
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 262
I've often wondered if any of the building material caulkings are superior to what is used on the trailers. We recently replaced some house windows and I dug out and scraped off a ton of 18 year old caulking that seemed to be oil-based and cracked.

I don't think the new polyurethane caulking will crack like the oil-based stuff on my house windows and I see on the roof of my 2007 Safari.

So what do you guys and gals think about using a polyurethane product if I am doing a total roof caulking removal and reseal in the spring?
__________________
SilverCottage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 11:45 AM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
alclad's Avatar
 
1961 16' Bambi
Wilmington , DE
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 133
Images: 46
geocel makes one very stickey product and they have products for a rv

All RV Aftermarket Products
__________________
alclad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2011, 09:13 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
silverleeper's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
1960 Caravel
Edmonds , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,499
Images: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sky View Post
I'm sure its here somewhere, but I give up looking.
I need to re-caulk around somethings on the roof,
and was looking at Lowe's website and found this.

Shop LOCTITE 10 Oz. White Polyurethane at Lowes.com

Anyone have any thoughts about a good caulk I can buy
today at Lowe's? Or is Sikaflex God's gift from heaven,
and I must use it? Would appreciate any thoughts from
experienced caulkers.

Thanks
Dale
Hi Dale, Fastenal sells Tempro. Locations | Fastenal. They have lots of locations and Tempro works as good sealer. I have found Tempro 636 Silver at my local Fastenal and was told it is a stock item nation wide.
__________________
Lee

1973 F-250 4X4 390
1965 Chevy Suburban 454
AIR 6030
WBCCI 4258
TCT

silverleeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2011, 09:31 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,960
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
I have used Seal Mate (aluminum or gray color) for over five years. No leaks, no pealing, no discoloration. I even use it on panel seams.
__________________
"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted
then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2011, 09:41 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Splitrock's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Sioux Falls , South Dakota
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,398
Blog Entries: 20
Here both Lowes and Home Depot stock Vulkem 116 gray.
__________________
Click on the link to see a picture of the Sioux River falls near my home.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...g?t=1278182564
Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.
Splitrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2011, 09:56 AM   #10
Full Timers/Diesel power.
 
Mike Leary's Avatar
 
1983 31' Airstream310
Cactus Hug , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,540
Images: 11
Is Sikaflex a better caulk than Vulkem? Parbond is so cool for mouldings, etc.
__________________
"A settled wisdom, plus the itch to be elsewhere"
Mike Leary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2011, 05:39 PM   #11
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,326
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sky View Post
I'm sure its here somewhere, but I give up looking.
I need to re-caulk around somethings on the roof,
and was looking at Lowe's website and found this.

Shop LOCTITE 10 Oz. White Polyurethane at Lowes.com

Anyone have any thoughts about a good caulk I can buy
today at Lowe's? Or is Sikaflex God's gift from heaven,
and I must use it? Would appreciate any thoughts from
experienced caulkers.

Thanks
Dale
In a pinch, I've used anything that was the proper color, contained no latex or silicone and said 'Polyurethane"...One tube was 'concrete' color, matched the aluminum pretty good and has held up as good, or better, that all the 'proper' stuff...
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 04:49 AM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
1969 18' Caravel
Jensen Beach , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 32
If you are removing and replacing anything that requires sealant I would use Vulkem and no other. I recently stripped a 69 caravel to the frame and the original sealant (Vulkem) under the wheel wells and between panels is still amazingly sticky, flexable and doing it's job. I've restored several RV's of different makes over the years and have never seen a product that held up as well as this stuff. LIke Andy said, why chance it? With all the labor involved to prep for sealing, saving a couple of bucks on sealant should be a non issue (in my humble opinion) :-)
__________________

__________________
DontBSilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake Shoes - Where to buy? ckbailey97 Brakes & Brake Controllers 23 09-21-2011 02:43 PM
Sloped Roof Under Air Horns Johns5711 Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 7 07-27-2011 08:02 PM
RemovAll 220 - will it remove old caulk? malconium Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 2 06-21-2011 09:26 PM
where to buy a roof A/C in Houston? harrison Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 9 05-05-2011 02:56 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.