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Old 04-20-2017, 09:12 AM   #1
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adhesive for wall seams

We have a 13 foor boler (1973) and the walls are finished in a rubber material.. where the seams meet there is a strip of rubber about 1/2 inch wide . Some of our rubber has come off and we have tried many types of tape but nothing works.. even tried weather stripping.. any idea what we can use?
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:14 AM   #2
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Hi Judie; Welcome to another Ontarioan on the FGRV website. There are currently over 200 Ontarioans 'actively' posting here. You'll find many persons ready to offer up 'help' with any concerns you have. My SO and I also have a 1973 13' Boler, and are in the midst of its renovation. We have peeled off all of the ugly 'vinyl/rubber' seam strips that joined the several 'Ensolite' wall coverings. After thoroughly cleaning the ensolite, we are currently planning to apply standard caulking material into the seams. We will then use a damp sponge to mold the caulking to a similar texture as the ensolite, and finally repaint the entire walls and ceiling. This process seems to have been done by several others on this site, who stress retaining, rather than removing the original ensolite. I hope our proposal works well too.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:40 AM   #3
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Take a look at double faced tape by 3m, sticks to damned near anything i have tried!!
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:28 AM   #4
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Boler seams.

Hi Judie , On my Boler I did just what Bullfrogeh said , It worked really well and looked far better than befor,
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P.S. I'am also a Ontarioan eheheh
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:08 AM   #5
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Hi Judie, I used gorilla glue on my Boler. It's been three years and it's still holding.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:24 AM   #6
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thank you so much.. we did exactly what you suggested and the outcome was awsome.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:25 AM   #7
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any idea where we can start looking for a new awning..
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:56 PM   #8
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Hey Judie! I have no idea where to get an awning but this thread was helpful to me in figuring out what to do with the seams of my elephant skin ensolite. I'm posting here so the next searcher has my input. I used Loctite Power Grab construction adhesive. It's like the stuff they use to put on tub surrounds. Its like caulking, or liquid nails, but grabs and holds immediately, while still being workable like caulk. The edges of my seams we're curling away from the fiberglass and large areas were separated too. Even Gorilla tape was not holding those curled edges down. This stuff held it right down in place and then I worked it across the seams as a filler too. In one area with deep large gaps I even used a plastic squeegee like is used for Bondo body filler on cars. It worked great and 24 hours later is all set up and ready for primer and paint. Good luck on your awning search! Maybe start a new thread with that in the title and see who chimes in.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:24 AM   #9
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Judie,

Instead of an awning, we use a CLAM screen shelter:

Clam Corporation 9879 Quick-Set Escape Shelter, 140 x 140-Inch, Brown/Beige
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TMBENDS..._cQfIzb24CHMXR

https://youtu.be/6qHSO18qK18

Just a thought .....

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