Originally Posted by zmatthew
Kris- The biggest problem with silicone is that paint
or pretty much anything else doesn't stick to it. Since I'm painting
my camper, any trace of silicone will make a spot were the paint
will just refuse to adhere. It is also very difficult to remove if you ever need to get a clean surface for another reason, say installing new windows
or replacing a vent. Butyl tape is much better product to use for sealing, easy to remove and works just as well as silicone without the mess. All sealants will eventually fail, when they do fail I for one would like something that is easy to remove so that I can easily re-seal.
This trailer had GOBS of silicone all over it, including holes filled where the entire interior was removed and GOBS around the windows
After cleaning and prep, it took Perma-White paint
I will continue to use silicone where appropriate.