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Old 01-28-2019, 06:53 PM   #1
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Eternabond question

I have some places on our Seville roof that need a little TLC. I have the Eternabond 4" tape but have a question on cleaning off the surface. Do I need to buy the Eternabond cleaner and surface prep or can I use something else alcohol, mineral spirits (probably not the best idea), or ?


I'm sealing the front and rear cap to the roof and around anywhere else that looks like it needs it. I do have a couple of slides that need some care on the outside edges as it looks like the guys at the factory just gave them a quick fix.



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Old 01-28-2019, 07:02 PM   #2
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I've never used the Eternabond cleaner or the prep. I have always used the alcohol to clean it. The areas I have done have been pretty clean to start as the unit is always stored inside. I don't know if it would make any difference on just how much crap and crude (if any) there is on the area you want to take care of.

I would never advise anybody on how to do it on their rig--just stating how I did it.
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:12 PM   #3
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Lloyd, thanks for the advice. I'll probably just stick to the alcohol method as it seems to be a cost effective way to do this. Once the weather warms up (we're in Florida for the winter, January has been cold for Florida).
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Al, I also scrubbed the area good with soap and water and let it dry good before using the rubbing alcohol. That way it was pretty clean to start with and I didn't feel the need to saturate it to heavily with the alcohol. I think that can be a little rough on the roof membrane if I guy isn't a little careful.
Have you got the roller?
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:19 PM   #5
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I used the Eternabond cleaner which is actually acetone. Like Lloyd said, use something you think will work.


SDS list for Eternabond cleaner spray


67-64-1 ACETONE 50-100%

124-38-9 CARBON DIOXIDE 2.5-10%

142-82-5 HEPTANE 2.5-10%

589-34-4 3-METHYLHEXANE 2.5-10%

108-87-2 METHYLCYCLOHEXANE 2.5-10%

110-82-7 CYCLOHEXANE </=1.0%
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I used soap/water, alcohol, acetone, and even lacquer thinner (very sparingly) in that order to remove all of the gunk and dirt.
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When I sealed areas of the roof w/eternabond I cleaned the areas w/mild soap and water then used denatured alcohol on the surface before applying the eternabond tape.
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Clean with mildsoap and water allow to dry then I use acetone just before i apply the Etherbond tape.

Then i use a small wooden roller such as this

https://www.amazon.com/Second-Skin-W...58012986&psc=1

to force out all the air bubbles and press the tape so it bonds with the roof.
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Did any of you seal the edges of the Eternabond with self leveling sealant?
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Yes, on the leading edge of the tape only.
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