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Old 05-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #15
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I hope your experience matches mine. I am happy so far with the results.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:33 PM   #16
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Hello All, Three years ago I decided to use Parbond. What I discovered is that the application is only worth what you put into the process. The secret to the Parbond is to use alcohol as a cleaning agent on all areas prior to applying the Parbond. Once I had this down pat it applies flawlessly and smoothly as advertised. No where does the temperature exceed Lake Havasu Az in the summer and I have had no leaks what so ever and zero cracking. I for one am sold on Parbond as the sealer of choice on my rig. We just came back from a quick trip to the Jemez, Capital Reef, Great Basin with several down pours and not a drop. Our next trip is to the Alcan in the next few weeks and I rest assured that the results will be the same.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:45 PM   #17
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I know how to apply parbond, and I don't believe my issue with the weathering of parbond is a temperature issue, but a UV issue from my trailer not being under cover.

I may in time have the same issue with Through The Roof....time will tell.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:05 PM   #18
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Glad it worked. And glad to hear the other side of the coin from Andy. Kinda of a strange thread here since there was feedback for the questions with a resounding "bad idea" from a pro, but it seemed it was never really a questions wether or not it was going to be used. To each his own.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:53 AM   #19
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Eric, Andy said "don't" in bold print, and called it junk, and said it would make my trailer look terrible.

Andy has obviously never seen the product on an Airstream because it is practically invisible to the eye when cured, and you have to get very close to a rivet to see it, and it frankly helps to touch the rivet to verify the presence of the clear acrylic sealant on a rivet or seam.
Further, Andy sells Parrbond, and doesn't sell Through the Roof.
Coincidence he recommends only Parrbond and refers to other potential options as junk?

It appears to me that the Through the Roof product, a completely clear, non-silicone based self leveling acrylic is very much like a thickened plasticoat, or acryl-r, or perhaps even a clear Parrbond....(yes Parrbond comes in clear as well as aluminum and white).

And yes, it was fully my intention of testing it unless someone had actually used the Through the Roof product with poor results. So, yes, to each his own.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #20
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With all the solid free advice Andy gives out I seriously doubt he is just calling it junk to sell you a couple tubes of parrbond man. The more important advice was looked over, which is that simply slapping whatever kind of sealant over a seam or rivet is a poor way to stop a leak in general. I'm sure Andy has seen a lot of trailers, and a lot of "home repairs" and has has to fix them.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:44 PM   #21
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I've used Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure with success on my Argosy. Here is the link

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Old 05-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #22
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:55 PM   #23
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I haven't used through the roof on my AS but have on metal and shingle roofs. I used some between a decks metal roof and the house without flashing. It has Been there 3 years and is still flexible and water proof. Faces the south and the sun here at 7000 ft in western Colorado is relentless. You should be ok for a few years. And as you say it's clear so you can't even see the stuff.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:06 PM   #24
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I think it's always important to try out different products. I wouldn't install a new panel using something untested of course
I've always heard parabond was for small leaks and trempro635 and sikaflex for the larger leaks.I've tried the acryl-r on some seams and haven't figured that stuff out yet. I've only used it in the caulking gun form but hear the applicator method is the way to go.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:02 PM   #25
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I am new to the AS community. I am in the process of restoring my '75 Sovereign and battling leaks also. In addition to the AS, I am working on a 1956 Loan Star aluminum boat. The boat experts recommend a product called Gluvit for waterproofing rivets and seams. i have not used it yet, but it may work on your particular problem.

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I am not sure Gluvit would be the best choice given the manufacturer's description of the product curing "hard". I would like to see a test panel before I used it like I did with Through the Roof where I saw it 2 years post application on a metal roof at the paint dealer in Lubbock that carries TTR.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:54 AM   #27
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I think Andy has established his credentials as an expert and someone who has given good advice regardless of his product affiliation. Of course he sells Parabond and he has years of sucsessful experience using it so I think the advice came from this rather than trying to sell a few tubes of product. I'm glad Andy is here and willing to share his valuable experience.

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Go ahead gang "experiment", that's what it's all about, we learn thru others'
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