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Old 09-12-2011, 04:45 AM   #1
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Same thing on my slide, it's a 2008 that we got in 2007. I'll be repplying Eternabond there at the end of the season.
So, what is the best way to remove the old tape, clean the area and install the new tape? Has anybody done this before and posted pics of the process?

I was thinking maybe a heat gun to loosen the tape and pull it off.
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Why would you want to remove it... ETERNAbond is called that for a reason.. it is supposed to last for an eternity... I may scrape off all the ****ing and go to that stuff this winter while snowbirding.
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Seann,

Adding the EB (Eternabond) tape over the existing compromised tape edge may create high spots under the EB tape (also at the "screw head lumps"), and it may create another exposed tape edge depending on the width of EB tape used.

A friend of mine had to rebuild his slide because of a leak, and one thing he pointed out was that you don't want the top surface of the EB tape to rub against the rubber slide seal during slide movement (EB has poor surface abrasion resistance).

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So, what is the best way to remove the old tape, clean the area and install the new tape? Has anybody done this before and posted pics of the process? I was thinking maybe a heat gun to loosen the tape and pull it off.
Prep the surface by cleaning with Acetone or Eternaclean before applying the Eternabond tape.

Here are a couple of pics that a friend took when he had to rebuild his Sunline slide do to a leak:







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Why would you want to remove it... ETERNAbond is called that for a reason.. it is supposed to last for an eternity... I may scrape off all the ****ing and go to that stuff this winter while snowbirding.
Eternabond is just that, when it is applied correctly. However, if the surface was not cleaned properly and/or the tape wasn't properly pressed down when applied, it can fail. Also, allegedly, there was a batch of bad Eternabond tape that got away from the factory.

See the thread titled, "slide out roof seam issues" in the Recall forum for more on this.
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Just for clarification, the existing OEM tape used on the slide is a butyl tape, EB is a higher quality tape.

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Just for clarification, the existing OEM tape used on the slide is a butyl tape, EB is a higher quality tape.

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Thanks for that clarificarion.

I have seen posts on other forums about problems with Eternabond because of improper installation or because of a possible bad batch. There is even at least one video out there that shows the results of improper installation and how to remove the old Eternabond so it can be replaced.
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Why would you want to remove it... ETERNAbond is called that for a reason.. it is supposed to last for an eternity... I may scrape off all the ****ing and go to that stuff this winter while snowbirding.
That's not how I "roll".

As others have stated, I want to apply the new tape over a clean flat surface so that it will adhere properly and not snag on the rubber weatherstripping when the slide is closed.

Rustic Eagle, thanks for the pictures! That was exactly what I was hoping to see!!
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Why would you want to remove it... ETERNAbond is called that for a reason.. it is supposed to last for an eternity... I may scrape off all the ****ing and go to that stuff this winter while snowbirding.
I just noticed that I got bleeped... I was not swearing... it just did not like the word C o c k ing... guess I should have spelled it the other way...
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snip.......it just did not like the word C o c k ing... guess I should have spelled it the other way...
Did you mean caulking?

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