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Old 05-31-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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questions on mounting bag awning track

Would i be making a huge mistake in using GE rtv 108 adhesive under the track for a bag awning in addition to the rivets and stainless steel bolts....or should i stick with butyl tape

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Old 05-31-2014, 03:47 PM   #2
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From what I see that is a Silicone Adhesive, many frown on using Silicone.

A lot of people have been using the 3M VHB tape with good success. There is a thread on it here somewhere where 3M suggests which tape is best.

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I'm in the process of refinishing a 13' Scamp that had an awning rail bolted on.
Virtually every bolt leaked and marred the ensolite.

I have installed 4 or 5 rails over the last few years and NONE are loose or leaking. The first awning rail was in 2006 and was on an 87 16" Scamp that I gave to my son and grand kids.
It was installed with aluminum rivets and butyl tape.
To this day it's tight, leak free and the rivets do not show on the interior.
If you use 3/16 X1/4 pop rivets and butyl tape you will have no problems.
Use a drill stop collar on your drill to ensure you will not penetrate the ensolite.
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