removing caulk from ensolite seams - Fiberglass RV

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Old 09-06-2015, 06:45 PM   #1
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removing caulk from ensolite seams

Hi all, I am a new owner of a 78 13' Scamp. The previous owner had caulked the seams of the Ensolite but did a rotten job. Would like to remove it and replace or use tape, not sure which. Also he had painted the Ensolite as well and it is very tacky. Should I try to remove or just paint over? Thanks for all your help.

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Old 09-06-2015, 11:23 PM   #2
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Remove the caulk. Try using a damp wadded-up paper towel to texture your new calking to match the ensolite, and repaint with latex paint in your desired color.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:18 AM   #3
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Apparently an oil based paint was used on the ensolite previously, so would I have to prime prior to latex?
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:47 AM   #4
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Hi Laurie,

I had to remove a strip that covered our ensolite track from our ceiling that the previous owner had glued - it wasn't as hard to remove as I thought - working over my head was the achy part. I used goo be gone and contact cement thinner and it cleaned up beautifully. I purchased a new piece of t-moulding for the track from Paul Neumeister in Sebringville, Ontario. Looks very clean and 'finished' now.
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