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Old 09-09-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Ensolite drying time?

So, I have a question for yas; I am in the midst of scrubbing the ensolite to prepare for painting. I'm wondering how long it takes for it to dry through after scrubbing with TSP. Also, the whole thing got rained on last night with no windows/doors in
Is there a way to test to see if it's dry all the way through? I can't imagine it would be good to seal it with paint if it's not completely dry; seems like a recipe for inviting the mold back....
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Ensolite is like Neoprene. It is mostly closed cell, so should not absorb much water. The top layer is vinyl, so it is pretty much sealed anyway.
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Ensolite is like Neoprene. It is mostly closed cell, so should not absorb much water. The top layer is vinyl, so it is pretty much sealed anyway.
Thanks! With the rain, and water coming through open windows and rivet holes, I think it it's probably wet from the inside out. I even had to slice a small slit to let a water bubble leak out.
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Yes, when I read your post that was what I was concerned about as with the older trailers the ensolite is often coming away from the walls esp near windows etc and water gets behind it. Is there anywhere you can dry it out inside or put a heater in it but obviously that would have limited use if the doors and wondows aren't in.
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Yes, when I read your post that was what I was concerned about as with the older trailers the ensolite is often coming away from the walls esp near windows etc and water gets behind it. Is there anywhere you can dry it out inside or put a heater in it but obviously that would have limited use if the doors and wondows aren't in.

Yup, I thought the same thing about a heater. I guess I'm just going to have to hope for a run on sunny weather. Maybe I'll keep pushing on the area that had the bubble and when no more water squeezes out the whole thing can be considered dry (?)
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