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Old 12-16-2012, 09:31 PM   #51
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I've used lacquer thinner for EternaBond surface prep on a number of occasions, then use a damp cloth (water) as a final surface wipe before applying the EternaBond tape, never a problem. With the recommended cleaner(s) you want to wipe it off immediately so it doesn't soak into the roofing material.

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"Cleaning Recommendations for Eternabond Products:

For EPDM and metal use Eternaclean, or clean with a clean rag and a "hot" (fast evaporating) solvent like - lacquer thinner, acetone, automotive brake parts cleaner, or a commercial EPDM cleaner, or a good, non-residue cleaner."

http://www.bestmaterials.com/Eternab...abond-Products

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That was what I read everywhere as well. We use lacquer thinner to wipe down metals before welding quite often and never had an issue. I have used lacquer thinner for similar uses in the past and never had an issue. Not saying anyone is right or wrong, but I cannot imagine that the lacquer thinner is the culprit.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:22 PM   #53
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Agree with you guys, just a theory.
I just tried to search cleaning with Laquer and found this post on having trouble with paint chipping after cleaning with Laquer.
Thought it was worth sharing.
Everyone has such good results with Eternabond, hate that you experienced some trouble.

Please keep us informed of any definitive learnings so we can all avoid/understand.

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Old 12-16-2012, 10:28 PM   #54
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I checked into the "bad batch" history at RV.NET and it was around 2009 that a number of folks had some problems with the tape not holding, but Eternabond replaced all tape without issue and confirmed it was a bad run.

I would contact them, at least in 2009/2010 they stood behind the product.

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Should I be worried about water up underneath the EternaBond now after all the rain? I re-covered the entire seam with Dicor prior to EternaBond so I would think it will be just fine and not a pressing issue that I need to take care of ASAP, but want to be sure.
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I would think the Dicor will keep you in good shape.
The Eternabond was acting as a 2nd layer of defense.

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Picked up some Sikasil GP at Camping World today. Cleaned up a few seams and recaulked them. To my surprise, I grabbed clear instead of white. I was not super excited about that, but by the time I knew I had already pulled some of the seals so in a couple years when it is time to do it again I will fix it. I also went around the good caulk on the bunk ends with it as being clear it will not look bad over existing caulk and will give a little extra protection. One thing I am unsure about is if you should use an edger around the caulk (such as the perfect caulk kit) or if you should just run a bead and let it go. Some of the areas I left without cleaning them up with it and some of the larger beads I ran it across to pull out any high spots. I will look at it again in the daylight tomorrow and see how it looks. I felt like I should have left it alone but it was really difficult to see as it is clear. I figure if it sucks I will peel it and do it again, not really a big deal. I also ran a bead around the front to side wall seams where there was not really any external caulking outside of the corner trim pieces. I am thinking I may grab some 2" white Eternabond and cover the main wall seams with it, just not sure if it will be aesthetically bad.

I also found a small pin hole in the back of the roof rubber. I think I will just clean up the area and put a small piece of Eternabond there as I do not have any Dicor right now and I want it taken care of ASAP.
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Dented the bumper on my Tundra pretty good with that toolbox so it came off this weekend. I will miss the extra space, but I won't miss the **** near jack knifing every time I take a turn.
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