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Old 02-19-2014, 10:36 PM   #15
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Added the Loctite sealants based on acstokes recommendations.

For wheel wells/underbody:

Vulkem 116
Trempro 635
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant Gray

Roof

Silkaflex 721 White
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Loctite® PL® S30 Polyurethane Roof and Flashing Sealant

Windows/Trim/Rubrail

Silkaflex 221 Gray
Parbond Gray or Clear (small hand tubes)
Loctite® PL® S40 Polyurethane Window Door and Siding Sealant

Small seams (between aluminum panels)

Acryl-R (small cans)

Rivet sealer

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:22 AM   #16
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Added exterior lights to group 4

For wheel wells/underbody:

Vulkem 116
Trempro 635
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant Gray

Roof

Silkaflex 721 White
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Loctite® PL® S30 Polyurethane Roof and Flashing Sealant

Windows/Trim/Rubrail

Silkaflex 221 Gray
Parbond Gray or Clear (small hand tubes)
Loctite® PL® S40 Polyurethane Window Door and Siding Sealant

Small seams (between aluminum panels)/Exterior Lights

Acryl-R (small cans)

Rivet sealer

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:38 PM   #17
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Added Dicor to roof sealants

For wheel wells/underbody:

Vulkem 116
Trempro 635
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant Gray

Roof

Silkaflex 721 White
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Dicor self-levelling sealant
Loctite® PL® S30 Polyurethane Roof and Flashing Sealant

Windows/Trim/Rubrail

Silkaflex 221 Gray
Parbond Gray or Clear (small hand tubes)
Loctite® PL® S40 Polyurethane Window Door and Siding Sealant

Small seams (between aluminum panels)/Exterior Lights

Acryl-R (small cans)

Rivet sealer

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:52 PM   #18
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Great thread Bob, very useful for a newb.
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:55 PM   #19
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This is so helpful TinTin. Thanks so much for posting
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:42 PM   #20
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(removed LocTite PLS30 from roof sealants)

For wheel wells/underbody:

Vulkem 116
Trempro 635
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant Gray

Roof:

Silkaflex 721 White
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Dicor self-levelling sealant

Windows/Trim/Rubrail:

Silkaflex 221 Gray
Parbond Gray or Clear (small hand tubes)
Loctite® PL® S40 Polyurethane Window Door and Siding Sealant

Small seams (between aluminum panels)/Exterior Lights:

Acryl-R (small cans)

Rivet sealer:

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:02 PM   #21
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Quote:
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(removed LocTite PLS30 from roof sealants)

For wheel wells/underbody:

Vulkem 116
Trempro 635
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant Gray

Roof:

Silkaflex 721 White
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Dicor self-levelling sealant

Windows/Trim/Rubrail:

Silkaflex 221 Gray
Parbond Gray or Clear (small hand tubes)
Loctite® PL® S40 Polyurethane Window Door and Siding Sealant

Small seams (between aluminum panels)/Exterior Lights:

Acryl-R (small cans)

Rivet sealer:

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
Just a couple of comments from the 'field'.

I use cases of sealants each month. I have settled on Sika as the go to OEM as they have the best, most consistently performing product that I have used.

I use 221 in white for roof seams, 221 grey for windows, doors and general sealing on aluminum and 715, which is a silane terminated polymer (doesn't harden and crack) for major roofing seams and around protrusions like fans, vents, skylights, etc. as it is self leveling.

Dicor self leveling applies nicely, but is very high in VOCs and will start to show drying cracks within a year or 2 of outdoor exposure. I'm constantly ripping it from existing roofing on SOBs and repacing it with 715. The Airstream factory is also using SikaFlex 221 in white/grey/black on the newer trailers and Interstates.

One note of caution: the surface must be properly prepared and cleaned before applying any type of sealant. I use Eterna Bond spray cleaner prior to applying Sika products. They also make their own cleaner, but it is increasingly hard to find. DO NOT USE ALCOHOL if ytou intend to apply any Sika products.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:58 PM   #22
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Thanks Lew!! Changes made according to Lewster's recommendations.

For wheel wells/underbody:

Vulkem 116
Trempro 635
Sikaflex 221 Black (use Eterna Bond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant Grey


Roof:

Sikaflex 221 White (for roof seams ... use Eterna Bond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Sikaflex 715 (around fans, vents, skylights ... self-levelling)
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Dicor self-levelling sealant


Windows/Trim/Rubrail:

Sikaflex 221 Grey (use Eterna-Bond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Parbond Grey or Clear (small hand tubes)
Loctite® PL® S40 Polyurethane Window Door and Siding Sealant


Small seams (between aluminum panels)/Exterior Lights:

Acryl-R (small cans)

Rivet sealer:

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack CureParbond Gray or Clear (small hand tubes)
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:21 AM   #23
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DO NOT USE ALCOHOL if ytou intend to apply any Sika products.
Would acetone be okay to use?
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:43 AM   #24
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I have used acetone in a pinch. Saturate a rag and wipe the area where the sealant will be placed. I have also done the same with brake/carb cleaner, but always place on a rag first.

Be sure to test on a small unobtrusive space first c


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Just curious; why not alcohol?

Also, what is the "active ingredient" solvent (e.g., MEK, trichloroethylene, xylene, etc.) in the EternaBond spray and Sika cleaners?
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I haven't gone into the chemistry of the cleaners, but Sika was adamant about NOT using alcohol under any of their sealants. It affects the bonding and adhesive properties of their products.


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Old 12-05-2014, 12:19 PM   #27
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...corrected typo

For wheel wells/underbody:

Vulkem 116
Trempro 635
Sikaflex 221 Black (use Eterna Bond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant Grey

Roof:

Sikaflex 221 White (for roof seams ... use Eterna Bond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Sikaflex 715 (around fans, vents, skylights ... self-levelling)
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Dicor self-levelling sealant

Windows/Trim/Rubrail:

Sikaflex 221 Grey (use Eterna-Bond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Parbond Grey or Clear (small hand tubes)
Loctite® PL® S40 Polyurethane Window Door and Siding Sealant

Small seams (between aluminum panels)/Exterior Lights:

Acryl-R (small cans)

Rivet sealer:

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
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This thread is awesome!! Very helpful


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