Removing ugly seals

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Jey

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I don?t know if the previous owners sealed this trailer with grey sealant and then threw dirt at it while the sealant was drying but every edge on this trailer has a grey dirty seal on it.


What?s the easiest way to remove the current sealant?

It?s around every opening, and all edges of the trailer. What would be the best product to reseal it with?
 

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Gary RV_Wizard

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The clear stuff in the first photo looks like silicone, in which case it peels off (a putty knife helps), then clean up with mineral spirits on a rag. The gray stuff in the other two is maybe butyl caulk? The process is similar, loosen with a butty knife and pull/peel off. Gonna be time consuming in those grooves, though.

This site may help:  https://www.hunker.com/13415477/how-to-remove-butyl-caulk

I like Geocel Proflex RV for side seams and such. It's available in clear and some colors.
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=geocel+proflex+rv&ref=nb_sb_noss
 

kdbgoat

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This may be what you're looking for:

https://sealdesignllc.com/product/corner-seal-kit/


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D7GMI-RSemd8&ved=2ahUKEwj_xtaOwpbhAhXDT98KHUYFCA8QwqsBMAJ6BAgFEBA&usg=AOvVaw2gTpvCn52RKE5---I7T-s7&cshid=1553284180111

 

lynnmor

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If you have a large percentage of the corners to do, the previous post is a very good suggestion.  Removing the corners may very well be easier than working around them and the results will be much better.  You can also seal and replace screws as needed.  Silicone caulk is difficult to remove and you should get every bit of it off because nothing sticks to it.  Hardware stores now have a removal chemical that may help you, but test before going very far.
 

Jey

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Thank you everyone

It looks like I can buy that seal tite corner tape separately on camping world, And the Dynaflex 230 can be picked up locally. It will save me about $100 to piece it together vs buying the kit.
 

FunSteak

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With this kind, you're best off just waiting until he decides to leave himself!  ;D

 

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