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Old 09-15-2016, 04:56 AM   #1
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How to remove the Dicor sealant from roof vent?

I like to remove the fridge exhaust vent temporary from the roof of our 2016 White Hawk 24RKS for a muffin fan installation to improve the fridge performance in extrem hot weather. The exhaust vent is very generous sealed up by Jayco. What is the best way to remove the heavy layer of Dicor sealant? Any tricks or something to soften up the goop.
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:29 AM   #2
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Hi Benno,

Thank you for your inquiry. The best way to remove the caulk is to very carefully scrape it off without any chemicals or solutions. If you have any questions at all, feel free to call our customer service department at 574-264-2699.

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Hi Benno,

Thank you for your inquiry. The best way to remove the caulk is to very carefully scrape it off without any chemicals or solutions. If you have any questions at all, feel free to call our customer service department at 574-264-2699.

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Like Dicor said, just scrape off what you need, being careful to not disturb the roof. A hair drier may help if cold outside. Easier than it sounds. A two inch metal putty knife works well.

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Hmmm, I was hoping for a magical solution. I guess it comes down to elbow grease. Maybe I let my wife do it. Ooh, she is already waving it off and saying "You can do it honey, you are a good man".
John and Dicor thanks for the advice. Best regards, Benno

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The magical solution is to bring it to a dealer but the price of magic is pricey!
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Like Dicor said, just scrape off what you need, being careful to not disturb the roof. A hair drier may help if cold outside. Easier than it sounds. A two inch metal putty knife works well.

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I would use a plastic scraper if you have one or file down the points on the metal one. I used a metal one as well and snagged the roof membrane a couple times with the corner of the scraper.

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That was cool that Dicor responded. And even better to know I've done it right in the past!
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I bought some plastic auto trim removal tools from Harbor Freight, one of the tools was just right for removing excess "roof pudding". Shaped like a putty knife but plastic.
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Here is a picture of me gently removing some earlier this year:
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Here is a picture of me gently removing some earlier this year:
LoL, now that's a real mans way of doing it!!! No pink tools for you, my kind of guy and time to wash that dust down with a cold one.
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