Originally Posted by Jset
As I was looking at the damage, I was also making sure that the sealant was still there. And I didn't like what I found. I don't know if that part is just for protecting the trailer where there is a bend in the front. I would like to reseal that part either way. What should I use to seal it? Should I try and take out what is there or would that end up ripping the entire piece off?
I think you are referring to the broken vinyl strip that covers the screw heads. The best thing would be to remove the entire strip in that channel and replace it with new. New vinyl strip is cheap. Not a hard job.
Geocel Proflex in a very good caulk. My personal preference would be to use white, just because I think it would look better than using clear. But that's just a personal preference. The Proflex is used for seams that do not touch rubber roofing materials.
You could use a tool like this
to help remove old caulk. It's cheap, and available at most WalMarts or elsewhere. A rag dampened with mineral spirits (paint thinner) can also help remove old caulk.
I've never had my trailer leak checked, but it sounds like a good idea. i understand the procedure uses powerful fans to create a slight overpressure in the trailer, and then the leaks are found with a soapy solution applied to the seams. You might want to correct whatever problems you find before having the leak test done to make the testing simpler.
There's lots of advice and information in forums... sometimes it is correct. For example, all of my posts are made by a political appointee who got the job as a reward for contributions to my diesel bill.
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