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Old 12-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #41
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So its been raining nearly two days straight now. Just found an area on the bunk end that is leaking. Pictured below is the plastic lining that connects the bunk end vinyl to the bunk end. What is the best way to fix this? I'm thinking a small section of EternaBond would work well but be a bit unsightly. If I could get it small enough it would be hard to notice. I found a small section of old water damage about 6" from where the water droplets landed here as well so this has happened before.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:18 AM   #42
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The pic is small and tough to see. Are the bunks out, or folded in with it leaking?
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #43
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Folded out. The Forum Runner app sucks lol. I'll repost the photo when I get home. Its the plastic 'tube' that is split. Water only comes through the split area.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #44
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You might be able to fill it in with caulking and then wipe it neatly.
The other thing you may think about is buying a replacement seal. It shouldn't set you back to many $$
Probably similar to replacing the seal on the trunk of a car.

Ah,now that you described it, I can pick it out in the picture.

I would probably fill it with silicone caulk and then add your Eternabond tape over that.

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Old 12-16-2012, 01:57 PM   #45
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I ended up cutting small pieces of eternabond and covering it. That area actually goes straight outside so I did not use any caulking as to keep from getting any on the canvas. I covered a couple other cracked areas as well even though they are not leaking. Might as well catch em before they do.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:09 PM   #46
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Just got on the roof and to my surprise found the EternaBond lifting in various areas. I am not really happy. There has to be an issue with the roll that I received. Looks like I will have to peel all of this up. The only place it seems to be sticking well is to itself o_O I even put some on my step ladder and was able to peel it right off. Not good news.
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Contact EternaBond directly, because I do know that a couple years ago they did have a bad run. There should be some manufacture run date info on the roll of tape.

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Yep,
That is not normal.
Did you clean with Acetone prior to applying?
Initally did it seem like it was stuck really good?
When applied, within minutes it should be almost imposible to peel up.
Sounds like contamination or a bad roll.

let us know what you find.

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Yep,
That is not normal.
Did you clean with Acetone prior to applying?
Initally did it seem like it was stuck really good?
When applied, within minutes it should be almost imposible to peel up.
Sounds like contamination or a bad roll.

let us know what you find.

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I cleaned it with lacquer thinner prior to putting it down. It seemed like it was stuck well, but it obviously wasn't. I am going to get up there in a couple days when it is dry around here again and use a heat gun to try to get it tacky and roll it again. Hopefully its a fluke, I do not have time to do things twice.
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The laquer thinner may be your problem.
I found this on a auto painting forum.
"Your problem is the lacquer thinner you are using! Lacquer thinner will leave a film on the surface.
You NEVER EVER use lacquer thinner to clean with"

http://www.autobody101.com/forums/vi...hp?f=5&t=16633

I would recommend going to Home Depot and getting a pint of Acetone. I used it on my roof and it will not harm it. Just know it's very flamable like most solvents.
I believe this is what the directions recommend.
Acetone is what labs use to clean thier glassware (at least years ago). It leaves no residue.

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