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Old 08-03-2013, 09:35 AM   #15
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Donna, I knew that. Was just quoting your post as a reference for the less initiated but frogot to add the "re:"
, but I'm ALWAYS up for learning a better way!
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:03 PM   #16
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Our 2013 scamp one month old has white caulk around everything and I mean everything some is not so neat.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:03 PM   #17
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My '98 Scamp (I'm not the original owner) had silicone caulk on the belly band, on the drip edge above the door, and around the door window. No caulk on any other windows. I recently resealed the windows with butyl tape with help from this forum. Thanks.

I also just removed the belly band caulk and was following this thread for advice on replacement caulk. Taping off the fiberglass side of the joint seems easy but I'm still not so sure about taping off the band as it curves. Maybe I'll skip the tape.

I thought I'd share the giant PVC thumbnail I used to scrape out caulk. Hope the attachment works.


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Old 08-04-2013, 05:07 PM   #18
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I thought I'd share the giant PVC thumbnail I used to scrape out caulk. Hope the attachment works.
Nifty idea!
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:14 PM   #19
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I'm with Roger, that's a GREAT idea and had I known about it, it would have saved BOTH of my thumbnails!

Cool beans!
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I've gotten so many great ideas here I'm glad to finally share one of mine.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:45 PM   #21
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To clean your Scamps silicone use Mineral Spirits. I owned a 1995 Scamp it had no Silicone on the exterior.
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:02 PM   #22
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What kind of silicone sealant should I use on leaking rivets?
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:23 PM   #23
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What kind of silicone sealant should I use on leaking rivets?
No, no, NO silicone! I'd suggest either Proflex or Sikaflex221
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:59 PM   #24
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No, no, NO silicone! I'd suggest either Proflex or Sikaflex221
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2016 has caulk on belly band

I have a 2016 brand new and there is caulk or white sealant on the belly band. When someone says "caulk" we on this forum should not take it so literal..as anyone that has had a Scamp will know what they mean.

It was like this on my 2011 also. When that got dirty on the caulk/sealant..a toothbrush and softscrub w/bleach worked wonders. Came out clean and white.

Around the porch light, rain guard over door, and the awning mount has all of the white caulk or sealant also.

Also around the windows there is clear caulk or sealant that is used by the factory. I used cleaner wax this past weekend to clean the sealant flush to the black window edge.

But...I'm a bit anal....
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No, no, NO silicone! I'd suggest either Proflex or Sikaflex221
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No, no, NO silicone! I'd suggest either Proflex or Sikaflex221
Egg Zack Lee!

Rivets if not already going through an item with butyl tape that provides a seal can be sealed with a small wafer of butyl tape. Roll a little ball then squeeze somewhat flat, then push rivet through it. Custom fit washer is born. Did this under snap caps. Rivet tube itself if requiring sealant a tiny tip and caulk can be applied to the inside of the rivet barrel.

I spent two whole weekends cleaning caulk off, then scrubbing so I could wax without the caulk causing problems. Toss up if silicon caulk is worse than using poison ivy leaves for toilet paper..... poison ivy is worse but one can get rid of it sooner.

Belly band to keep dirt from collecting caulk can work but would still avoid silicon and probably go with painters caulk sans silicon.
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