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Old 07-04-2019, 12:25 PM   #1
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Skylight sealant

I have two skylights that Iím trying to reseal. I donít see any screws to remove them. My question is how do you maintain them ?
In this case should I add just dicor ?
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:52 PM   #2
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What year? Factory skylights or add-ons. This doesn't look like the installation on my 2012, which was glued on only, on a raised berm on the roof. Are you sure your leak is coming from the skylight? Or migrating from the antenna or other roof structure.

I replaced mine with a Maxim Skylight and redid the fans and antenna too.
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What year? Factory skylights or add-ons. This doesn't look like the installation on my 2012, which was glued on only, on a raised berm on the roof. Are you sure your leak is coming from the skylight? Or migrating from the antenna or other roof structure.

I replaced mine with a Maxim Skylight and redid the fans and antenna too.


I donít have a leak but Iím just doing maintenance. I bought the unit used. 2015 flying clouds ( 30 feet)
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If I whereyou I would replace it with a new maxim skylight before it becomes a problem.
Here’s a link to my blog post.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/blog...skylight-3003/
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Skylight sealing

I second GMFL on Maxim replacement. You only have to do it once. Quality product.

Probably not a good idea to inject a bunch of sealant at the base of current plastic skylight and the skin of the Airstream roof. The plastic lid is held onto the base by double sided tape. If you try to remove the plastic dome lid it will break up.

When the time comes for the plastic dome lid to be replaced, get a Maxim.
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I also recommend the Maxim replacement. I replaced mind about 5 years ago.

Short term, removing the caulk at the base and re-caulk will not hurt anything. But, might trap condensation if any gets in there. No need to remove the skylight.
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If I whereyou I would replace it with a new maxim skylight before it becomes a problem.
Hereís a link to my blog post.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/blog...skylight-3003/


Thanks I will do that. Is that a complicated job? From what I can see I just have to pop out that old skylight
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I also recommend the Maxim replacement. I replaced mind about 5 years ago.

Short term, removing the caulk at the base and re-caulk will not hurt anything. But, might trap condensation if any gets in there. No need to remove the skylight.


Thanks for the info. Iíll remove the caulk and re-caulk it until I come back from wintering in California.
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Thanks I will do that. Is that a complicated job? From what I can see I just have to pop out that old skylight
This thread has been going on for years. Step by step instructions.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455...hts-53517.html

Look up Maxim and give them a call. They know exactly what you need, you just need to confirm dimensions and select lens color.

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Those original skylights can get brittle and fly off going down the road. (your 2015 should have a few years left) I've had that happen far from home on a rainy day. If you happen to loose the skylight on the road somewhere you can get a flat sheet of Lexan or Plexiglass for a temporary cover at almost any hardware. Some hardware stores will cut to fit.
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