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Old 08-31-2015, 09:30 AM   #1
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Best way to patch the roof

I am going to remove the ancient TV antennae on my 1983 Excella.
What is the best method to cover the hole ?
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:50 AM   #2
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We were on the road when the antenna penetration on our Avion started to leak. I pulled the antenna off in the Ace Hardware parking lot and applied a patch over the holes using vulkem. The patch is an aluminum sign, but it is still in place six years later.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:11 AM   #3
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me and my boyfriend are working on the same thing. we noticed a leak 2 days ago and are going to remove the antenna while we are up there. ( the antenna cant be useful in any way can it ?) my boyfriend says nope its " gotta go"

we are going to solder ours, ( is our 1st plan)
or use aluminum patch and rivet and use a seal chalking.
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:04 AM   #4
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Get some aluminum and cut to some fun shape. (Hearts are popular, but so are other shapes!) Apply with Olympic rivets and Vulkem!

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Old 08-31-2015, 11:13 AM   #5
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I would patch with butyl tape as he sealant use SS screws (short) to fasten patch. Slightly counter the holes if the roof. One of the advantages of the butyl is if you ever want to remove the patch you have that ability forever.

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Old 08-31-2015, 12:19 PM   #6
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Shape the patch as a teardrop, seal as above and pop rivet in place...vulklem.
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:49 PM   #7
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Solder won't work on aluminum. Get a piece of about 12 to 14 guage of aluminum, and some good caulking. Cut your aluminum so you've got about a 3" overlap around the hole. Coat both, the roof and the patch with a thin coat of caulk.
Using 1/8" waterproof "Pop" rivets, about 2" apart, and you should be good for eternity.

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me and my boyfriend are working on the same thing. we noticed a leak 2 days ago and are going to remove the antenna while we are up there. ( the antenna cant be useful in any way can it ?) my boyfriend says nope its " gotta go"

we are going to solder ours, ( is our 1st plan)
or use aluminum patch and rivet and use a seal chalking.
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Replaced ours with a CB antenna.
That is stainless steel popped down, the mess outside is left over valkum...tough stuff.

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