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msw3113

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Roof Caulk choice
« on: September 29, 2017, 05:37:43 AM »
I need to re-caulk seams on our 5th wheel's roof, the first time I've ever attempted.  Previous owner mentioned Dicor, which may be what's on there now.  I have also heard  mention of Geocel Proflex. 

Are they comparable?
Are they interchangeable, in other words can I use one where another has been?
Are there distinct advantages to either?
Which is the proper application for self-leveling vs not self-leveling?

I appreciate any guidance.



Rene T

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Re: Roof Caulk choice
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 06:45:43 AM »
I need to re-caulk seams on our 5th wheel's roof, the first time I've ever attempted.  Previous owner mentioned Dicor, which may be what's on there now.  I have also heard  mention of Geocel Proflex. 

Are they comparable?
Are they interchangeable, in other words can I use one where another has been?
Are there distinct advantages to either?
Which is the proper application for self-leveling vs not self-leveling?

I appreciate any guidance.

I've always used Dicor but have heard a lot about the other. They're probably the same.

You want the self leveling type on horizontal surfaces like roof seams and the non self leveling on vertical surfaces.
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AStravelers

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Re: Roof Caulk choice
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 07:10:45 AM »
I always use Dicor as well.
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Re: Roof Caulk choice
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 08:28:58 AM »
Geocel Proflex is an excellent caulk, but is NOT compatible with EPDM rubber roofs. You probably have EPDM, so stick with the Dicor Lap Sealant for the roof. I prefer Proflex for vertical seams (walls and such). It is also available in a variety of colors as well as clear.

Self-leveling caulk/sealant is used on flat, horizontal surfaces only. It is designed to flow and thus level itself, so it will run down even a modestly slanted surface.
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