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Old 10-03-2014, 08:46 AM   #29
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So I heard it is cheaper to by a can and pump, then refill with the tubes.....same stuff and consistency?
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:25 AM   #30
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All my local place had was the tubes. They were $10.50 each and I will finish all the seams without using up 2 of them. I poked the hole in the tip with a small nail, so it's laying a pretty fine bead, but I still like using my finger to smoosh it into the seam. Going forward I will immediately lay a second bead after finger smooshing to make sure the seam is completely capped.

This stuff kicks fast and I find if I wait too long to pull the tape it wants to pull the product away from the seam.

Thanks Barry, I will go back over the spots of concern for peace of mind. So far I think the Acyrl-R is a good choice. It's thick enough not to run, but thin enough to get in the tight seams.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:13 AM   #31
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UPDATE: So it rained last night for the first time since I started my sealing effort. I woke up at o-dark-thirty and had to go check for leaks. Seems easy to spot water at night with a head lamp.

2 of the seams I sealed still had a tiny bit of water getting through. I suspect the water is getting in through the rivets, not the seam line. I also found a bunch of other spots where water is getting in through rivets.

Headed to West Marine for some Capt. Tolley's today and will go over the rivets next.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:29 AM   #32
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Good plan IMO
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:45 PM   #33
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Regarding the application of Capt Tolleys crack sealer. I don't have a syringe, although that sounds like a good way to apply the sealer, but I have been using a very simple approach that minimizes the runs on vertical rivets. Take the cap from the Capt Tolleys bottle and using a needle, punch a very small hole in the tip. This hole will be much smaller than the standard hole in the bottle tip. Put the cap with the hole back on the bottle. The small hole in the tip will allow you to squeeze out very small quantities over the upper edge of the rivet which will flow around the rivet. There may be a small amount that runs but it's very easy to blot with a rag or paper towel. While not perfect, for me, it's a big improvement over using the hole in the bottle. Some practice may be required.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:55 PM   #34
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I have also found if you put a drop on top of the rivet, you can take the tip of a toothpick and drag it around the rivet. The bottle IMO works better than a syringe. The syringe for me sometimes builds up a vacuum and when you apply more pressure you get a squirt of Tolleys, not good.
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ooh, never thought of having to seal rivets. Wow.

I have used Acryl-R with the pump. I put a tooth pick in my end to seal the nozzle. My question is how to clean the messes off! What works to clean it up that is easily found in stores?
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:44 AM   #36
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I have also found if you put a drop on top of the rivet, you can take the tip of a toothpick and drag it around the rivet. The bottle IMO works better than a syringe. The syringe for me sometimes builds up a vacuum and when you apply more pressure you get a squirt of Tolleys, not good.
The stickiness in the syringe comes, IMO, after some use with Tolley's. You wind up with a very thin layer of dried Tolley's coating the inside of the syringe body. A little cleanup with Mineral spirits and the stickiness goes away. Don't use the MS on the rubber plunger though. Just wipe it off with the MS rag. Soaking it makes it swell.
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After looking at the prices of the special applicators they sell at the trailer supply places + shipping, I walked into the neighborhood pharmacy to look at options for caulk and the captain Tolley's. I looked in the medicine dispensing for kids area, they were all cute, pretty and expensive so I went up to the pharmacist desk and talked to the person at prescription pick up about what I was doing with my weather proofing and they have lots of options for applicators. I walked away with a couple syringes (10 gauge needle I think) and a couple applicators for caulking. 10 cents and 40 cents respectively
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:32 PM   #39
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This is what I use...5 of them for $8.36

http://www.amazon.com/Monoject-Curve...s=syringe+oral

They have a pretty small orifice and the curved tip gains access and control where the bottle won't. I tried Insulin syringes, but they were too small an orifice. My daughter-in-law, a Pharmacist, said I couldn't get a larger needle than that over the counter.
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Thanks for the Amazon post. Will give these a try.
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I'm going to start resealing everything on our '65 remodel. I was planning on hitting all of the aluminum joints with Acryl-R and all of the window eyebrows and large gaps with Vulkem 116 or similar. Does anyone have any idea how much I would need to order, though? I can't get a sense of coverage for the Acryl-R, and I'm assuming three tubes of Vulkem would cover all of the non-seams. Any advice?

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I would get the Vulkem 116 1 tube at a time since it's easy to find locally. And since it's textured, it's generally used on the underside and places you don't see.

I bought 4 tubes of Acryl but used less than 2 to do all the seams that had issue or I thought were at risk. This was mainly the roof, endcaps, and vertical seams where the water drips down off the rain guards..(I think you are calling the eye brows

If you're down in PDX I could sell you my extra as there's a 20% restocking fee!

Last week I applied the Captain Tolley's. On some of my rivets I could see the product leak in right under the rivet! Supposed to get rain this week and hoping for very little water penetration !!!!
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