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Old 02-11-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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3M 5200 for roof repair.

Anyone use this product. I used it last year on pop up roof. It seemd to create a great seal.
How long does it last or any way to test if its leaking?*
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Members that I have gotten to know here in the past three years have not only guided us on how to look for roof seal compromises, but how to seal potential leaks. We (me because I weigh a lot less then Ray LOL) use Dicor Self Adjusting sealant.


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I use 5200 on marine applications. It is tough stuff. The regular version takes 7 days to set up and is considered a permanent product. I don't know if I would use it on a roof or not because once set up, it is extremely difficult to remove.
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3M 5200 was developed to be used as an adhesive in the marine industry and is used to fasten decks to hulls. Once it cures, the only way to remove it is to cut it off. I've seen fiberglass decks that have been pulled apart from trying to remove fittings that were bedded with 5200. There are better choices for what you want to do.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:16 AM   #5
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I guess that means it is fairly permanent.

Here is a link to a pdf on the 3M website.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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Re: 3M 5200 for roof repair.

I had read about it on some forums. Just wanted to get opinions. Had to make a quick choice on what to use so I used that product. I thought if it were used for hulls it would be a good product to keep rain out and withstand the movement of the pop up during travel. Hulls of a boat are both below and above the water line.* Also wanted something permanent as I would never want water to get in and have no intentions of ever doing anything to the roof. The hole in the roof was a triangular crack less than the size of a quarter. Just wanted to know if there was any way to test it for a leak.
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Re: 3M 5200 for roof repair.

PS thanks for the you tube video I subscribed to the RV geeks channel. I'm new to it purchased my first pop up last year and got the hole in the roof just worried about it.
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You can test for a leak by spraying it with a high pressure hose. A car wash or a pressure washer would do it. Spray it from every angle. I doubt that you will have a leak. Happy Camping!
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I've used 5200 often on our boat. It is very difficult to remove. Lestoil is the only thing I've found that will soften it. 3M also has a 4200 product that is considered not permanent. It is only difficult to get apart as opposed to near impossible. I would think using a product meant for the job would be best.
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Re: 3M 5200 for roof repair.

Did I not use the right product for the job? I guess I'm not understanding why I would not want the repair to be permanent?
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