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Old 09-28-2002, 06:15 PM   #1
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Bottom Band ?

Has anyone ever had any problem with the bottom band around the trl. where alum. stops and bottom pan[gray painted metal]meet... Purchased 99 Safari and previous owner or some repair shop has loaded the top and the bottom of this band with clear caulk .[not a very neat job].. Have not owned the unit llong enough to experience leaks but seems to be a potential problem................Any info would be a HELP.... SAM
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Old 09-28-2002, 08:46 PM   #2
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Just a heads up....

I am not sure of the problem, but if it is Silicon caulking/sealant, you need to get it off the trailer as soon as possible. It will react with the aluminum and turn the ugliest gray you have ever seen and it will stain/etch the aluminum. Only use Vulkem, Sikaflex or ParBond on the skin, even the hidden parts.

I know I have seen a post on the Forums regarding leaks in the banding. Just can't seem to find it right now.

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Old 09-28-2002, 09:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up....... Will remove and reseal with proper sealant......Being it was recaulked both top and bottom there must have been some leakage both from run down and tire spray when moving.......Just a thought....might have to check the flooring to see if there are water stains or rot.......Thanks again ...Sam
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