Can I secure flexible plastic moulding to ensolite seams? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-12-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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Can I secure flexible plastic moulding to ensolite seams?

I recently purchased a 1978 13' Scamp and the seams have lots of silicone smeared over the seams. I am trying to rub, scratch and pull the silicone off and would like to cover most of it with moulding if that is possible. Has anyone successfuly glued flexible plastic moulding to cover the seams before? If so, what type of glue was used? I've been reading through lots of forums and still don't know what to do with the ugly silicone smeared seams. Help!
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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Silicone caulk will absorb alcohols and then swell/soften, at which point it is much easier to scrape off with a single edge blade. Rubbing alcohol works well, but you need to soak a rag with the alcohol and let it sit a bit on the work area. Covering the wet rag with plastic (like Saran Wrap) will give the alcohol more time to work before it evaporates.

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Hot glue gun worked for me. Then I filled in the sides and painted the whole thing.
If you need to make a bend like in the pic just use a hair dryer to soften up the pvc trim.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Thanks, I will be soaking with rubbing alcohol this weekend
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:17 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tip. I'm going to try to get rid of the worst of the silicone this weekend and then will try using the hot glue gun to put the moulding up. Its finally coming together!
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