Best Rivet Sealant? - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-27-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 247
Best Rivet Sealant?

I need to reapply sealant to the rivets holding on the roof mounted vents, any tips on the best stuff to use?

I have a leak around one vent (for the wall mounted AC) so I figure I may as well reseal all of the roof vents on my 5 year old trailer.

Thanks.
__________________

Thane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 12:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 489
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

This is a great forum to ask that question; considering the number of ex-Casita owners here (myself included). I had great success with Goop Marine Sealant:

http://www.westmarine.com/1/1/10133-...nt-3-7-oz.html

Squirt a bit in the hole, coat the rivet, insert/pop, and wipe off the excess. Once it sets up its very difficult to remove. Its also available in many hardware stores and probably a lot cheaper than this website...its just the first one to come up in Google.

Dave
__________________

__________________
There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.
Garand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 03:12 PM   #3
Geo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 151
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

Marine Goop is at most hardwear stores.
I have used it in the past and it work fine for us.
Geo
Geo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 07:20 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 247
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

Thanks for the tip but no joy on my local hardware stores.

Any another ideas?
Thane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 07:29 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 489
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

Almost any weatherproof caulk/sealant should work. Try DAP:

http://www.dap.com/product_details.a...=14&SubcatID=3

but if it were me I would order the GOOP online. Actually, I do 90% of my shopping online...except for the obvious things like 2 x 4s, mulch, sod etc. Most of the time its cheaper to get it online, even including shipping charges.

Dave
__________________
There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.
Garand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 09:41 PM   #6
Geo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 151
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

PROFLEX found at RV stores
Geo
Geo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 10:26 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 247
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

I found this, it should work fine. Fast Cure Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

Thanks for the tips.
Thane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 12:34 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 195
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

There may be some irony in an Escape post dedicated to sealing rivets

G
__________________
Gord & Shannon
2012 Ford F150 Ecoboost 4x4
2011 17B   'Ping
shanngord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 01:17 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
memobug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Trailer: 2009 Escape 19
Posts: 142
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

There are a fair number of rivets on the outside hatches and vents and such. I counted a few dozen on my 19. I didn't check the roof. It looks like they're sealed with some kind of silicone RTV:

4 on the door stay
4 on the door stay mount
4 on the battery vent
10 on the small hatch accessory
~16 on the fridge vent lower
3 on the power inlet
3 on the water heater deflector

Regards,

Matt
__________________
Escape 19 - 2009
memobug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 07:44 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 489
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

Quote:
Originally Posted by memobug
There are a fair number of rivets on the outside hatches and vents and such. I counted a few dozen on my 19. I didn't check the roof. It looks like they're sealed with some kind of silicone RTV:

4 on the door stay
4 on the door stay mount
4 on the battery vent
10 on the small hatch accessory
~16 on the fridge vent lower
3 on the power inlet
3 on the water heater deflector

Regards,

Matt
True...I thought the same thing when making a few mods on Bali Hai. To me, the most significant thing was the application of those rivets. Rather than performing the job of holding the cabinets in place (and other load-bearing functions), the rivets on the Escape (at least the ones I saw) functioned to hold covers and hatches in place. Not only is there far less stress on them and less likelihood of their snapping like those on the Casita, the consequences of a rivet letting loose are less significant.

Let's just call it non-ferrous irony, eh?

Dave

__________________
There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.
Garand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 08:28 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2016 Ram Eco Diesel 4X4
Posts: 6,311
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

Hi: All... You can throw away your One A Day+ Irony as there are still app's. of rivets on Escapes. I broke the brittle plastic sewer cap on our '07 5.0s roof. What a duce of a job to get the old one off. The sealant used really stuck so it came off in pieces and the rivets were a larger size than normal hardware store ones. The irony is small cap... big job. I put on a liberal coating of 303 UV. protector so I hope the plastic lasts longer. Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'16 Ram Eco D. 4X4 Laramie Longhorn CC & '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas (Not the Virgin Islands) Ontario
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 08:42 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 489
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

The next project on the agenda is to paint all the vulnerable plastic with this:

http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion_for_plastic/

to protect it from UV. It won't prevent me from breaking stuff, just keep it from getting brittle enough to encourage it.

Dave
__________________
There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.
Garand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 09:16 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2016 Ram Eco Diesel 4X4
Posts: 6,311
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

Hi: Garand... Dave I used that paint on one of those cheap white outdoor tables. The other table broke before I got a round tuit!!! Who says the sun don't shine Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'16 Ram Eco D. 4X4 Laramie Longhorn CC & '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas (Not the Virgin Islands) Ontario
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 10:59 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
memobug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Trailer: 2009 Escape 19
Posts: 142
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

Do you think that stuff would work on my wife's VISA card? It's looking awfully brittle of late!

Regards,

Matt
Quote:
Originally Posted by Garand
The next project on the agenda is to paint all the vulnerable plastic with this:

http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion_for_plastic/

to protect it from UV. It won't prevent me from breaking stuff, just keep it from getting brittle enough to encourage it.

Dave
__________________
Escape 19 - 2009
memobug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 11:23 PM   #15
Member
 
Roger C H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kent, Washington
Trailer: 2009 Trillium 1300
Posts: 96
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

NOT SILICON!! Use Butyl.
__________________
"How is that working for you?" - Dr Phil
Roger C H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 11:30 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 14,053
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

Roger,

Can you expand? Why butyl over silicon? And for which applications?

baglo
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 11:34 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 14,053
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

And why does this program flag Butyl as misspelled?

baglo
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 06:37 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 14,053
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger C H
NOT SILICON!! Use Butyl.
I asked March 18, why butyl? And for what applications?

And I'm still waiting for an answer. I did buy some in the meantime.

baglo
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 06:58 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Silverdale, Washington
Trailer: No more Escape 21
Posts: 412
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

see post #2, http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...one-43714.html

and post #3, http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ape-45255.html

and all of http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ing-46063.html
__________________
2008 Toyota Highlander
RickM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 08:17 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 14,053
Re: Best Rivet Sealant?

Thanks. No wonder I couldn't find the info by searching previous threads here. The thread was on the other site.

Of course, the thread didn't address my current problem. I have to see how successful I am at securing a carved elk horn 'belt buckle' to the hardware that actually keeps my pants up. I tried epoxy twice, but for some reason it would soften, with only body heat, and the horn/hardware would shift over time. Went to Rona and he sold me some Marine Silicone ( I got the Butyl at the same time ) and I've tried again.

I don't think butyl is the answer for this application.

baglo
__________________

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×