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Old 02-26-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Sealant for Alpha Ply roof

Hi all,

According to Jayco's website, my new 2013 Jayflight has a Alpha Ply roof. According to Dicor, their traditional self leveling lap sealant is not compatible, and they recommend their new Ultra Sealant for these new formulation TPO roofs. I'm having a hard time finding anywhere online that sells the stuff though.

What sealant have you guys used on your Alpha Ply roof, and where did you buy it?
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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Have you tried you local RV dealer?
Have you tried to send a message to Dicor?

I called Dicor.

They recommended one of their distributors Coast 1-800-495-5858
Tell them where you live and who closest to you has the Dicor Ultra Sealant in stock.

They said also call your local Camping World if you have one.

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I was wondering about my "textured" light-gray rubber roof, as opposed to the slick white rubber roof on my previous 2010 Jay Flight. After reading this thread I contacted Jayco and asked (none of my owner docs said whether it was EPDM or Alpha-ply). Below is their reply.

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Thank you for contacting Jayco. Your rubber roof is Alpha-ply made by Alpha Systems. We do not use Dicor, we use the sealants that Alpha recommends except for around the skylight we use Quad sealant due to the material used on the skylight. Below is from Alpha' on line site: alphasystemsinc.com/ProductCare

RECOMMENDED REPAIR METHOD FOR ALPHA SYSTEMS
ROOF SEALANT

During routine cleaning (3-4 times a year), all caulk and sealants should be inspected for voids or cracking. If the caulk is cracking, pull up any loose caulk. Do not use any tools, such as a putty knife, that could puncture the rubber roof membrane. If you cannot pull the caulk off by hand, it is still adhered to the roof and should be left alone.

Clean the areas to be re-sealed using regular soap and water. The area must be dry before continuing.

Apply a generous amount of Alpha Systems 1010 Sealant over the top of any existing caulk in the area being re-sealed.

To order products now, call 800-462-4698. Please allow 3-5 business days before product ships from our facility. Shipping charges will be added to your order.

Solvents should not be used during cleaning. Solvents can damage existing caulk and may weaken plastic parts that are present on the roof.

In the back of your owners manual under maintenance is a section showing all areas that are to be sealed and information on the type of sealant used. Your Jayco dealer is your best source for purchasing aftermarket product.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:58 PM   #4
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... wasn't able to find out about the sealant, but found some info on Alpha Ply. I'm going to include it in this post as JPG's, because that's all I could save it as. hope it's will be big enough to read

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It looks like a fantastic product. 60% rubber / 40% plastic, lighter than EPDM, DOESN'T CHALK !!,
12 year warranty, easy clean.

Edit: I checked the images after posting and I could read them - just barely. I think you can save them as images and enlarge them for easier reading.
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Now you have me wondering what type roof my 2012 32TSBH has. The info is in my TT 250 miles away.
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Sealant for Alpha Ply roof

Thanks for the info!
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I was wondering about my "textured" light-gray rubber roof, as opposed to the slick white rubber roof on my previous 2010 Jay Flight. After reading this thread I contacted Jayco and asked (none of my owner docs said whether it was EPDM or Alpha-ply). Below is their reply.

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Thank you for contacting Jayco. Your rubber roof is Alpha-ply made by Alpha Systems. We do not use Dicor, we use the sealants that Alpha recommends except for around the skylight we use Quad sealant due to the material used on the skylight. Below is from Alpha' on line site: alphasystemsinc.com/ProductCare

RECOMMENDED REPAIR METHOD FOR ALPHA SYSTEMS
ROOF SEALANT

During routine cleaning (3-4 times a year), all caulk and sealants should be inspected for voids or cracking. If the caulk is cracking, pull up any loose caulk. Do not use any tools, such as a putty knife, that could puncture the rubber roof membrane. If you cannot pull the caulk off by hand, it is still adhered to the roof and should be left alone.

Clean the areas to be re-sealed using regular soap and water. The area must be dry before continuing.

Apply a generous amount of Alpha Systems 1010 Sealant over the top of any existing caulk in the area being re-sealed.

To order products now, call 800-462-4698. Please allow 3-5 business days before product ships from our facility. Shipping charges will be added to your order.

Solvents should not be used during cleaning. Solvents can damage existing caulk and may weaken plastic parts that are present on the roof.

In the back of your owners manual under maintenance is a section showing all areas that are to be sealed and information on the type of sealant used. Your Jayco dealer is your best source for purchasing aftermarket product.
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For self-leveling applications on Alpha-ply, Alpha Systems recommends 1021 - High Solids Self-Leveling Sealant. 1010 is for vertical applications.
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As I can't seem to locate the Alpha Systems sealant, I called Alpha Systems to perhaps order some, and they don't really sell retail but I could get some if I wanted to order $50 worth. Way too much for me. The lady I spoke with did say that for the Alpha-ply membrane that the Dicor sealant would work just fine and easier to obtain. The only weird reaction the Dicor has is w/ their Alpha-flex membrane, which she said was purely cosmetic causing an initial bubbling that would go away when the solvents evaporated. I do have the Alpha-ply membrane so I think I will just go w/ Dicor, as it is easily available. Just an update and FYI.
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The lady I spoke with did say that for the Alpha-ply membrane that the Dicor sealant would work just fine and easier to obtain. The only weird reaction the Dicor has is w/ their Alpha-flex membrane, which she said was purely cosmetic causing an initial bubbling that would go away when the solvents evaporated. ...
That situation sounds similar to the thread about Geocel ProFlexRV Instant Roof Repair when used with EPDM.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...highlight=epdm

FWIW. vic
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If interested this place can get three types of Alpha sealant, 1010, 1015 and 1021. http://www.apachevillagerv.com/searc...alpha&x=9&y=22 You may want to contact them directly though, as the online shopping system is a bit messed up, it has the wrong weight for these and tries to charge a ridiculous shipping rate.
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