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Old 09-28-2014, 10:38 PM   #15
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Finally found the thread

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Old 09-29-2014, 02:13 PM   #16
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Mic, I feel your pain. Just figuring out what products to use and finding them is like chasing unicorns! Seems like folks have had success sealing from the outside so I am going to hold on to that dream for now. I sure don't want to clean the black stuff off the inside!

For you guys that have had success with Capt. Tolley's...is it thicker than I am understanding? Cause even with a curved syringe, how is it not going to just dribble down the side? Most of my seams do not have big gaps along the rivets. What is the consistency of this stuff?
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:32 PM   #17
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IMO, Tolley's is great for VEEERRRRY thin cracks, like rivet heads. I would use Acryl-R for the seams on the outside. Can't really help you with inside, other than clean off all the old stuff and get recommendation from some of the pros here.

Tolley's is thinner than water to achieve the capillary action.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:47 PM   #18
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Thanks Rich. What is the consistency of the Acryl-R?
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:53 PM   #19
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Thanks Rich. What is the consistency of the Acryl-R?
Hmmm... About like lite maple syrup at room (70 deg).. But not as thick. And it "wicks" fairly well in "wider" seams.
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Thanks, Channing, I was having trouble thinking of a common fluid of the same consistency.

DON'T put it on your pancakes though!
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:11 PM   #21
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@Frank's Trailer Works:
"Frank" I posted a thread some time back about that Rustoleum sealer...it seemed t o dry up and crack off over a very short period of time.
I've always been interested in the TV commercial Flex seal for the interior rivet sealing.
Have you ever seen any long term, negative effects using the Flex Seal? Drying? cracking? etc...

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Old 09-29-2014, 05:59 PM   #22
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I have not since this is a relatively new product and to see it I would have to open the walls back up. Hopefully in 50 years when someone opens it up, it will still be good.
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OK, so I found some Acryl-R here in Portland and started in on the seams a couple days ago. First I tries the no-tape approach but found it left an ugly result and trying to clean off mistakes was slowing me down. The masking tape approach seems to be working well, but after reviewing the first days results I found I need to go a little more generous as the product was getting sucked back into the seam and I can't be sure it's completely sealed. So today I did the other half and refined my technique. By laying a thicker bead, going over it lighter with my finger, and pulling the tape straight back along the seam, I can leave a solid narrow bead capping the seam. Not as pretty, but pretty sure no waters getting in there.

Question: Can I go back over spots that I am not sure about without cleaning the Acryl-R I applied 2 days ago?
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I cant speak for using Acryl-R, since I've never used it.... BUT if I were to use it, it would be for very tight spots where I want to "wick" into a small area nice and neatly... Therefore I would use the can and pump applicator sold here:

https://store.airstream.com/index.php?cPath=44

That applicator you're using looks pretty tough to use in tight spots.

Interested to hear how it turns out.
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I use the pump not the caulk tube. It applies a very fine bead exactly where it needs to be.
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Airwave503, I've resealed the exterior seams and the upper and lower belt lines using Acryl-R with the pump applicator and masking tape. Found the pump easier to use in tight places. I ran into some of the issues you mentioned, ie, bead width and applying a second coat. On the seams, I used a 1/16" bead and thought that worked pretty good. On the belt lines, I found that to be a little thin and increased it a bit. After the thinner beads had cured, I went over them with a wider bead. Don't know if that's the right way to do it, but that's what I did. This was over a year ago, everything seems to be ok, no evidence of separation or areas of poor adherence. I cleaned the surfaces with mineral spirits, applied the tape then the Acryl-R. Waited about five minutes and did the finger smoothing and pulled the tape. This approach was from a previous post on this subject sometime ago. Good luck, let us know how everything turns out.
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So, how do you clean up after using the pump? Does the can reseal well for storage? What do you use to flush and clean the pump itself?
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So, how do you clean up after using the pump? Does the can reseal well for storage? What do you use to flush and clean the pump itself?
I have a pump and can of Acryl-R I have used since we bought the trailer 6 years ago!

I leave the pump on the can and just stick a small wire in the nozzle when storing it - The product still seems just as it did when I started using it and I never have a problem getting the pump started when I need to use it.

I think it is a great product & wouldn't be without it. I also bought some Captan Tolley's as well but so far my experience with it is limited.

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