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Old 12-06-2012, 07:49 AM   #21
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I've temporarily completely DUCT taped the whole door on the outside,
Get that duct tape off! The longer it stays the worse the glue stays on the trailer. Much better to use 3M clear package tape (not the cheap package tape), seals nearly as well as duct tape without the nasty residue.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #22
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Thanks, you are so right, the clear tape works much better. Now, how to get the duct tape glue off? I've tried goof off, acetone, thinner...hmmm.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:17 PM   #23
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Thanks, you are so right, the clear tape works much better. Now, how to get the duct tape glue off? I've tried goof off, acetone, thinner...hmmm.
Mebbe one of those cheap heat guns?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #24
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thanks, you are so right, the clear tape works much better. Now, how to get the duct tape glue off? I've tried goof off, acetone, thinner...hmmm.

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Old 03-10-2013, 11:43 PM   #25
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ok, i'll give both suggestions a try, thank you both!
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I was taught by my father to cut the tube on a slight angle, not 45 but more like 20 deg. Also, important to PUSH the tube in the direction of travel while applying, with the longer part of the cut in front, and squeeze just enough to get the material to show in front of the end of the tube. dont let too much show while moving the tube forward, but be sure you always see the material to eliminate "starving" the joint and leaving a blank spot in your bead. Much like welding, dont watch what you have done, watch where you are going. What happens is, the tube "strikes" the caulk as you go, and you apply only enough to fill the void. too much and your tube acts like a bull-dozer and leaks caulk to the sides too. if you PULL the tube, the bead is not struck, and can not be controlled as varying pressure and travel speed will lay out the bead in a non-uniform amount. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #27
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What a cool picture!!! And the best of two worlds Airstream and house boating!

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:12 AM   #28
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I used some 'Goof Off'.. professional strength.. took almost a whole can to remove the glue residue from the screen door gasket...

Note.. I used 'solvent proof/resistant' gloves.. they lasted thru 3/4 of the can of Goof Off!
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:47 AM   #29
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Question can I use white cool seal on roof or would that be a mistake?
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:06 AM   #30
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We were at the Florida State rally a few weeks ago and there was a representative from AS there talking about maintenance topics. He had brought some stuff for show & tell. There was a canned sealer with a pump applicator that I thought looked real good. It think they carry it on their website. It looks like you can apply it in a think bead along seems and should be what the factory used. He said it has a good shelf life and when the time comes I'm gonna look into that.

It's called ACRIL-R. Order the can of sealer and applicator pump.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:58 AM   #31
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did he say where to get from ace hardware has got white kool seal I was going to
tape 1inc past seams then seal the top what do you think
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