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scampbell624

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Caulking
« on: September 16, 2018, 06:09:09 PM »
I recently purchased a used pop-up and it is in need of new caulking on the roof. I believe it was Dicor that was recommended on some of the other discussion posts. My question is, do I need to remove all the old caulking before I put down the new stuff or can I just caulk over it? Also, the corners are starting to pull away when I latch the roof. Probably from the previous owner having them too tight. Should I install screws to hold it down or will the caulk help with that? Thanks for any advice.

darsben

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Re: Caulking
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 07:20:50 PM »
Clean the old caulk and remove any obviously loose caulk,  then recaulk. Caulk will not help with the corners
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scampbell624

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Re: Caulking
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 07:49:03 PM »
Thanks for the help.

Murphcrud

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Re: Caulking
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2018, 08:26:24 PM »
I recently purchased a used pop-up and it is in need of new caulking on the roof. I believe it was Dicor that was recommended on some of the other discussion posts. My question is, do I need to remove all the old caulking before I put down the new stuff or can I just caulk over it? Also, the corners are starting to pull away when I latch the roof. Probably from the previous owner having them too tight. Should I install screws to hold it down or will the caulk help with that? Thanks for any advice.

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