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Old 09-29-2015, 12:08 PM   #1
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I noticed after 15 years my silicone on my belly band is starting to look a little tacky. I plan on replacing it next spring. A neighbor (you know the type)
told me there is a product that sells for $12.00 a tube that is made for this seal and layers in the seam by itself. Any FBers hear of this stuff?
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:19 PM   #2
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I noticed after 15 years my silicone on my belly band is starting to look a little tacky. I plan on replacing it next spring. A neighbor (you know the type)
told me there is a product that sells for $12.00 a tube that is made for this seal and layers in the seam by itself. Any FBers hear of this stuff?
Thanks,
John
Could you provide the name of the product? I do not believe there is a product specifically made for the belly band of fiberglass trailers. There are several RV sealants available. I personally prefer ProFlex, but Dicor is good. Do not use Dicor self leveling on the belly band. If you use Dicor; get the "regular" Dicor.
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Lexel is good also. Used the clear to seal an LED light strip under my awning. Sticks very well on fiberglass and dries crystal clear.

I would not recommend any silicone based product on fiberglass. Leaves a residue on the gelcoat and not much sticks to it afterward.


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Old 09-29-2015, 06:28 PM   #4
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Thanks!

My neighbor did not have the name of the 'mystery' product. I did find Proflex on Amazon. The cost is similar to the mystery product so that may indeed be the product he was talking about. It does have good reviews. Thanks for your help!
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We prefer not to use the word 'silicone' in connection with our trailers but rather the generic word 'sealant'. Silicone is not recommended in this group for any type of use on our eggs, and is also prettymuch hated by vintage trailer restoration specialists. Rather than go into a long explanation, I've posted a few discussion threads for your reading pleasure
Why not Silicone?
Removing silicone!
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OMG, NO, NO, NO do NOT put silicone on the exterior of your trailer. Silicone can be a temporary fix that becomes a permanent problem.


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I just used sika flex sealant on my Bigfoot. A friend at work who was a previous RV Tech recommended it. I used a very small bead.


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