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Old 06-09-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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I know that Eternabond is suposed to be the next best thing to Ivory Soap.

I wonder who has used it and how long its been on the coach. How is it holding up and what is the life expectancy when applied?

Thanks and safe miles.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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I know that Eternabond is suposed to be the next best thing to Ivory Soap.

I wonder who has used it and how long its been on the coach. How is it holding up and what is the life expectancy when applied?

Thanks and safe miles.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:49 PM   #3
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Jimmy, click HERE to read some 27 pages of different threads regarding the use of Eternabond seam tape by iRV2 members.

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Old 06-09-2008, 02:18 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ichn2go:
I know that Eternabond is suposed to be the next best thing to Ivory Soap.

I wonder who has used it and how long its been on the coach. How is it holding up and what is the life expectancy when applied?

Thanks and safe miles. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Highly recommend it. We used it on a 5ver that we owned in 01 and when traded last year for our MH, it was still going strong. If you use the tape, make sure the surface is clean and use a small roller to further help the tape seal to the surface. In case you do a OOPS, and need to remove, read this link.
http://www.eternabond.com/bulletin/e...ond_remove.htm
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:27 PM   #5
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I've used eternabond tape on each RV that I've owned. Aluminum faced eternabond on my aluminum roofed 89 Jayco TT and white, vinyl faced tape on my Prowler TT and moho. The stuff is plain good! I no longer need to reseal the roof seams, it's done and will last longer than the life of the unit it's applied to. Got sick and tired of climbing the roof and fearing the dreaded roof leak. Each of my units have been bone dry.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:02 PM   #6
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We put it on our 2004 Journey last year. It is still looking good and doing what it was designed to do. Kinda wonder why Winnebago doesn't use it from the beginning.

We wintered in Florida and are currently in the monsoon state of Indiana. NO leaks
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:32 PM   #7
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I am considering applying the eternabond to the side seam as well, as the caulking recommended by Winnie just does not hold up. I caulked the overlap of the caps and roof with 3M 5200 and painted it and it has been holding up great so far. I just think the eternabond is a better solution for the side seam.

Did you paint it to match the body paint and if you did paint it which type eternabond tape did you use?

How wide is the tape you applied?

I was thinking about applying the Eternabond about an inch wide, as you can't get more than about a 1/2" overlap on the metal gutter anyway. It makes no sense to put much more than that overlapping the fiberglass roof. I know eternabond recommends at least a 2 inch overlap, but that kind of overlap just isn't there.
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Winnebago actually authorized Eternabond to fix my deteriorating nose cap seam on the roof. It's doing just fine.
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:23 AM   #9
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Thanks for your replies.

Bob good to hear from you. We are doing well and hope you are too.

Now, that I know it has held up since 01, tell me how you applied it, from step ladder? from the top? walk board? What did you use to clean the seam? Did it take two people? Thanks again.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ichn2go:
Thanks for your replies.

Bob good to hear from you. We are doing well and hope you are too.

Now, that I know it has held up since 01, tell me how you applied it, from step ladder? from the top? walk board? What did you use to clean the seam? Did it take two people? Thanks again. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Jim, Joe K had an excellent thread about his install. I followed his suggestion...used a razor blade to cut the 4" tape into 2" (I think the 2" tape is now available). I cleaned the area with non chlorine brake cleaner in a spray can. Some folks used acetone.

I did it all from a ladder and was able to do it alone. I removed a short piece of the backing, applied that portion while holding the tape in a straight line. I kept removing short portions of the backing as I moved along. I had to move the ladder a lot, of course. I used a small wallpaper seam roller to help the tape stick.

Took me about 4 hours to do my rig.
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I set up a couple of tall step ladders and put a plank between them and walked the side of the moho. Used acetone to clean and the 4" eternabond tape. Also had the small wallpaper roller to make the adhesive do its magic. All in all, a 3 hour job doing both side seams and front and rear cap seams.
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I put Eternabond on my rig shortly after I bought it in '01. It has done its job and it shows no evidence of age. I put the tape on the sides and at the seams on the front and rear caps.

IMO it is good stuff and I don't worry about leaks.

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I've been thinking about doing this for some time. Is it important to remove all the original caulking.
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I've been thinking about doing this for some time. Is it important to remove all the original caulking. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

When you say all, I have not. I try to smooth out the area and clean it with alcohol. When this etherbond goes down its ON! I have some that is three years and looks as good as new other than some discoloration from dirt.
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