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Old 06-25-2015, 05:37 PM   #1
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Roof issues

Roof patch solution?
I am in the planning stage of a full restoration/modernization of a 66 overlander. After inspecting the roof I found a large (3x4') patch made of a thin aluminum sheet which was sealed with a white sealer reinforced with a fiber material and secured with screws. The patch is covering the area used for the AC. The two roof vents were sealed using the same method. The stove vent as well as the plumbing vents have been removed and sealed as well.

My questions are; what is the best method to attack the large roof patch? How should I remove the white sealer? Are the missing roof vents available?

Also, the roof seams have some corrosion on the inside of the trailer. What is this a sign of, I'm guessing a leak, and what is the solution?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-25-2015, 09:00 PM   #2
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Any pictures? The amount of work depends on the type of sealant they used. If it is a latex or silicone base caulk (most likely), then you can easily remove it with a few razor blades. If they used an epoxy type (liquid nails, etc.) it may be a bit harder to clean the residue off. If the blades cannot cut through it, then maybe try a scrapper or a 5 in 1 and chisel it off with a mallet.

Yes you can find many different vents and skylights on several vendors sites. Including by not limited to vintage trailer supply and Inland RV. Plan on buying sealant along with the vents for adequate water proofing, and always rivet them secure.
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