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Old 11-14-2018, 10:28 AM   #11
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As Chuck pointed out when using the tape you cannot remove it without tearing the roof membrane. So, if you need to replace a roof vent, remove a front or rear cap, or remove the antenna you would incur a very high bill.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:20 AM   #12
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https://www.campingworld.com/maintai...ir-maintenance

Camping World had a zillion products for different types of roof repairs. I have heard of few of these and wonder if there has ever been a comprehensive review of many of these products; most of the CW reviews are very low in number and not particularly helpful.
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:50 PM   #13
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Camping World had a zillion products for different types of roof repairs. I have heard of few of these and wonder if there has ever been a comprehensive review of many of these products; most of the CW reviews are very low in number and not particularly helpful.
I think that most of us have 2 or 3 "go to products" that we use for roof maintenance and repair. The rest of that "zillion products" is, for the most part, a mystery to most of us. That's probably why you seldom see comprehensive reviews for most of them. Additionally, Camping World retail centers have a "fast moving inventory policy" and they stock what they sell, the rest of that "zillion products" is available as special order or online. So, when most of us "walk into the store to buy a tube of DICOR self leveling sealant" we don't even consider all the "off brands that are in the catalog" and we walk out with what we went in to buy. So, most of those "other zillion products" never even get used, they just sit "online for special order" and since nobody ever used them, there's no reviews.....

I know I'm reluctant to buy a tube of sealant that's 30 cents cheaper, but is a name I've never heard. I'll stick with what I know works. It's the same, at least for me, with Eternabond tape and most other maintenance products that I use on a regular basis. Heck, I'm even reluctant to buy 2" Eternabond, I've always had such good luck with the 4" rolls.....
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:40 PM   #14
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I was kind of wanting to see if someone had tried Flex Seal or the tape version bwhahahaha - boy, talk about bad press all over the internet. For a good laugh, look at the youtube video of the guy slathering that stuff over pine needles. Love to have him follow up and see if any of the stuff had NOT pealed yet.
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:14 PM   #15
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According to the MSDS for Flex Seal, it contains: Petroleum Asphalt, Crumb Rubber, Petroleum Distillates, Hydrogen Sulfide and Other Proprietary component with no exposure limits. http://www.mcoe.us/view/1668.pdf

According to the webpage for Flex Seal, the tape version is a "modification of the liquid" so the materials are likely to be the same with a slightly different ratio of ingredients so it's workable as a tape rather than a liquid.

Since it contains Petroleum Asphalt and Petroleum Distillates, I wouldn't apply it to my EPDM or TPO membrane, YMMV.
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:09 PM   #16
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I was kidding, of course. The Flex Seal goop contains petro distillates that EAT EPDM (not sure about the newer roofs) but they continue to add fixing RV roofs with it in their ads. Hope NO ONE thought I was suggesting the use of the stuff.

I bought a can of the spray that looks like it works great on TV. I have a downspout that was leaking like a sieve. Drove my tractor up to the downspout with a ladder in the wagon and got up on the ladder and started spraying. It is far too thin to do much good and the spray coated my face and much of my tractor. Fortunately, I got most off the tractor but still have the odd spot on my kisser. It didn't stop the downspout from leaking like a sieve.
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:47 PM   #17
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If it's on the "As seen on T.V." shelf in the drugstore I like to look at it, read the hype, you know, cures all ailments, cleanse your underwear so well that you have to find the label so you don't put them on backwards, etc. Then after getting a good chuckle I put it back and go go get my prescriptions. R.I.P. Ron Popeil.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:51 AM   #18
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I think the point is to keep some Eternabond tape on hand for emergency roof repairs. I had affair sized branch fall out of a tree from a passing thunderstorm and poked a hole in the membrane. Just had another incident that I managed to drag a branch on my roof while making a tight turn in a park and had to fix those spots. Always keep some tape repair kits on hand. You never know.


One other issue I have is why do they not package the Dicore and Proflex caulk in smaller tubes instead of just the caulking gun sized tubes?
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:18 AM   #19
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One other issue I have is why do they not package the Dicore and Proflex caulk in smaller tubes instead of just the caulking gun sized tubes?
I'm guessing is that they expect you to pile it on like the folks at the factory did mine, I've always assumed they must of gotten paid by the tube. The seam at front /back caps on mine the bead of caulk is about 3" wide the width of the 5er.
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One other issue I have is why do they not package the Dicore and Proflex caulk in smaller tubes instead of just the caulking gun sized tubes?
This is just speculation, but I'd guess the reason the tubes are a standard size is so they fit caulking guns owned by users. Having two or three different size tubes would mean buying two or three different size caulking guns to fit all those tubes. I have a pneumatic caulking gun that cost me well over $100. I "cringe" at thinking I'd have to buy another caulking gun for 8 ounce DICOR tubes and yet another one for 6 ounce tubes and another one for 4 ounce tubes......

The automotive "after market" tried that with a "mini- grease gun". I've got one hanging on the tool board in my pole barn. Great concept, but I can only find two types of grease cartridges to fit the gun, neither of which is what I prefer to use, so it's not much more than a "paperweight"....

Imagine the competition with RV sealants. DICOR decides to offer 8 ounce cartridges of sealant, Pro Flex offers 9 ounce, Omni Flex offers 7 ounce..... What a nightmare !!!!! I'll settle for the standard size tube, one gun to fit everything and a bunch of screws to seal the ends of "partly used tubes" which are stored in the freezer in the garage for the season. Which reminds me, I've got a couple of tubes in the freezer from this past spring that I need to toss. Next spring I'll start over with fresh sealant when I do my "spring roof maintenance", all with tubes that fit one gun with one application style and one "user friendly trigger weight"....
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