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Old 01-05-2015, 08:20 PM   #71
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I'd wait until the warm days of spring to apply any of these sealants. Unless you have a warm building you could use for a few days.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:08 PM   #72
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The physical was a trhill......
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:49 AM   #73
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Aluminum Pigmented Gutterseal

Here is what I used on some of my small overlapping panel seams, all the eyelids above the door and windows, as well as the seam around the door where the exterior panels meet the cast aluminium door frame. It applies a nice rounded convex bead from a metal squeeze tube to the surface which after drying overnight changes to be a tidy sucked in concave bead.

It is weird to work with though, there is zero tooling time... as you are laying the bead the product skins over within an inch of leaving the tube ( I discovered this when I wobbled off course a bit and tried to go back over where I had been) but with a steady enough hand to lay a straight line it looks amazing and blends right in to the trailer. One tube has been enough to do my entire 23' trailers seams.

Here is a cut and paste on the product I copied from Vintage Trailer Supplies website...

Aluminum Pigmented Gutterseal is one of the more difficult trailer restoration products to find because it is designed--as the name suggests--for the aluminum gutter industry.*

Unlike Vulkem or Parbond, Gutterseal it has a tendency to slightly wick into seams, making it a popular choice for sealing panel lap seams.

5 ounce squeeze tube does not require a caulking gun.

Contains Acetone, Methyl Acetate and Tert-Butyl Acetate. See MSDS.
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:14 AM   #74
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Great Info

This stream couldn't have come along at a better time..... was in the 65 yesterday and snow was melting and found all the leaks (the puddles on the inside helped) ...... know what I am going to be doing in the spring.
Thank you for all the valuable information all in one spot!!!
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:41 AM   #75
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(added Aluminum Pigmented Gutterseal)

For wheel wells/underbody:

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

Roof:

Sikaflex 221 White (for roof seams, seals and bonds. Use Eternabond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Sikaflex 715 (around fans, vents, skylights ... self-levelling)
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Dicor self-levelling sealant
EternaBond® AlumiBond (alum. backed sealing tape, 2", 3", 4", and 6" wide)

Windows/Trim/Rubrail/Exterior Lights:

Sikaflex 221 Grey (seals and bonds. Use Eternabond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Parbond Grey or Clear (small hand tubes, prep and clean-up use cosmoline remover)
Trempro 635 Grey
Loctite® PL® S40 Polyurethane Window Door and Siding Sealant
Lexel™ Clear
Aluminum Pigmented Gutterseal

Small seams (between aluminum panels):

Acryl-R (available in cans from Airstream store. Use applicator or disposable syringes to apply)

Rivet sealer:

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:17 AM   #76
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(moved Aluminum Pigmented Gutterseal to 'small seams')

For wheel wells/underbody:

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

Roof:

Sikaflex 221 White (for roof seams, seals and bonds. Use Eternabond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Sikaflex 715 (around fans, vents, skylights ... self-levelling)
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Dicor self-levelling sealant
EternaBond® AlumiBond (alum. backed sealing tape, 2", 3", 4", and 6" wide)

Windows/Trim/Rubrail/Exterior Lights:

Sikaflex 221 Grey (seals and bonds. Use Eternabond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Parbond Grey or Clear (small hand tubes, prep and clean-up use cosmoline remover)
Trempro 635 Grey
Loctite® PL® S40 Polyurethane Window Door and Siding Sealant
Lexel™ Clear

Small seams (between aluminum panels):

Acryl-R (available in cans from Airstream store. Use applicator or disposable syringes to apply)
Aluminum Pigmented Gutterseal

Rivet sealer:

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:51 AM   #77
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I would put that Lexel on the roof as well. It does not break down like the polyurethane sealants.

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Old 01-13-2015, 10:20 AM   #78
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(added Lexel to Roof sealants)

For wheel wells/underbody:

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

Roof:

Sikaflex 221 White (for roof seams, seals and bonds. Use Eternabond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Sikaflex 715 (around fans, vents, skylights ... self-levelling)
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Dicor self-levelling sealant
EternaBond® AlumiBond (alum. backed sealing tape, 2", 3", 4", and 6" wide)
Lexel™ Clear

Windows/Trim/Rubrail/Exterior Lights:

Sikaflex 221 Grey (seals and bonds. Use Eternabond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Parbond Grey or Clear (small hand tubes, prep and clean-up use cosmoline remover)
Trempro 635 Grey
Loctite® PL® S40 Polyurethane Window Door and Siding Sealant
Lexel™ Clear

Small seams (between aluminum panels):

Acryl-R (available in cans from Airstream store. Use applicator or disposable syringes to apply)
Aluminum Pigmented Gutterseal

Rivet sealer:

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:42 AM   #79
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Love this thread!!!! Had a store credit we needed to use before it expired and didn't need any parts but I just quick looked at this thread and ordered several of the sealants we will need soon.
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:44 PM   #80
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SO CONFUSING!! I'm a newbie getting ready to remove-reseal-replace a few windows that I believe are leaking. I'm leaning away from Sikaflex because BoldAdventure mentioned it was so hard to use. SO, can I use Vulkem on the windows?? I'm noticing in the list it is only mentioned for the roof? And if i DID use vulkem, what solvent should I prep with and what fluid do i use for clean up???
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:55 PM   #81
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May I beg to differ?????

SikaFlex is not hard to use at all. I go thu 8-10 cases a season, twice a year. There are certain procedures that must be followed for the proper application of ANY sealant.

If you want something to last and be durable, you need something far stronger than waster-based sealant. Vulkem, being a polyurethane like SikaFlex, also requires proper preparation and cleaning techniques.

You will be far better off by practicing with a quality polyurethane sealant before going for the big time than using an inferior product simply because it's 'easier'.


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Old 02-03-2015, 07:07 PM   #82
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I agree with Lewster, I only had a hard time because I didn't realize it was a polyurethane and was treating it like a water based caulk you'd apply to a window seal on your home.

It's not really that bad with some practice.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:11 PM   #83
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3M 5200 quick cure a great bonding & sealant. Used it on the replacement skylight, strong bond but stays pliable.

Regular 5200 for an even stronger bond. I have used it on both the boat & AS, 48hrs to tack, 5-7 days to cure. I can see it working great for panel replacement sealing.

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Old 02-03-2015, 08:41 PM   #84
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Awesome info on this thread! Thanks to all the contributors.
In the middle of restoration, will come in VERY handy.
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