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Old 06-22-2017, 07:05 PM   #1
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Silicone sealant on the roof top

I also discovered this on the roof while recently washing it (along with the paint chip on the awning cover, which is a separate thread). It's appx 3" inches long and looks icky.

Dirk says it's silicone sealant and it won't hurt anything. But it bugs me having it up there. I'm wondering the best way to remove it and if it'll cause any damage doing so. There was also multiple small bits of it on the roof that I did remove by rubbing them off, but this one is way bigger than the other ones were.

I'm sure it was there when I washed the trailer the first time, but I don't remember it being there. I can't figure out why it would be up there from ETI working on the trailer to replace the busted window, which was on the other side of the trailer. So, maybe it was there and I just don't remember. But, it sure stands out now.

Yeah, I know I won't see it unless I wash the roof, but it'll sure bug me every time I do wash it.

Thanks for suggestions on removing it.
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:10 PM   #2
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Anything plastic will work. A plastic spoon, non-serrated plastic knife, plexiglass ice scrapper, long thumbnails

Just don't use anything metal, you may score the gel coat.
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:24 PM   #3
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Escape normally gives you a little red plastic tab on a key chain, use for removing butyl tape and other items off the fiberglass without marking. Also Mr. Clean white sponge works wonders on the interior vinyl as well as the exterior fiberglass.
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Pick up some 3M Caulk Remover at Wallyworld. About 6 bucks. It quickly and easily removes caulk, and won't harm the gelcoat.

By the way, that's not silicone. Its most likely ProFlex RV Caulk. Escape doesn't use Silicone caulk during the manufacturing process.

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Old 06-22-2017, 08:57 PM   #5
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Mold Hole Tape?

We had some weird yellowish tape- like the stuff underneath at weep holes- on our roof. It was covering the mold hole. Shouldn't have been left there and when we returned for our laundry list May '16 they took care of it.
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I had to remove some ProFlex on my roof. I used a flat metal edged scraper and got most of it off, then 1000 grit wet sandpaper, followed by 2000 grit wet to clean off residue. If it was on the side it a place that showed, I would have followed up with polishing compound.
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Escape normally gives you a little red plastic tab on a key chain, use for removing butyl tape and other items off the fiberglass without marking. Also Mr. Clean white sponge works wonders on the interior vinyl as well as the exterior fiberglass.
Ooo, would that get off the yellow powdery stuff that flowers leave behind - pollen? I had a flower arrangement in a vase during the Spring NOG and it left pollen on the wall. I got off most, but not all of it.

Thanks for the ideas, folks.

Guess the title of this thread should be changed then.

Oh, never did get a red plastic scraper tab thingie from ETI. Guess they weren't giving 'em away when I got my trailer. I got a note pad, pen, bag clip, stove lighter thingie (which I keep forgetting I have so I use matches - oops!) and I think that was it. Or else I've forgotten. But nothing red like that.
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That L'il Red Scraper Is The Bomb! Got mine at '14 Rally and used it to scrape off graphics. Thought I lost it- tried to find another - asked Tammy, said didn't have. Made in China- has to be more. TGIFI !
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I got a some left over from the rally I held here in Pennsylvania, Escape graciously provided some schwag for that. But now that frameless is in I guess they are no longer needed.
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