Sunline RV Forum
Sunline User Photos

Go Back   Sunline Coach Owner's Club > Technical Forums > Repairs and Maintenance
Click Here to Login

Join Sunline Club Forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-16-2014, 07:55 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 12
SUN #6853
Triton318 is an unknown quantity at this point
Sealant for Metal to Metal Patch

I need to cover several small openings on my trailer. I'm going to use sheet metal (probably aluminum), screwed to the metal of the trailer.

What is the recommended method of sealing between the patch piece and the trailer? Butyl tape? Does it come in a thin enough thickness? Is there something else?

Thanks.

Jay
__________________

__________________
Triton318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 09:45 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Relie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 274
SUN #6579
Relie is an unknown quantity at this point
Sealant

I used silicon on my patch. Works great.

Dave
__________________

__________________
1999 Sunline Solaris T2553--SOLD--
Relie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 09:37 PM   #3
Moderator
 
JohnB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,177
SUN #89
JohnB is on a distinguished road
If the aluminum you are using is roof flashing, the butyl tape may not work so well and the metal is not stiff enough. Even 1/16" butyl if you can find it may not work exactly right. I only say this as a preconceived thought as I have used a lot of 1/8" and 3/16" thick butyl. You want to the butyl to stick and flow a little. With 1/16" thick, if it flows 1/32" well you only have 1/32" left and going over a bump of anything might be a problem.

If you are using aluminum plate 1/16" thick, then yes 1/8" butyl would work OK.

If you want to caulk, I suggest Dicor non leveling sealant. Click under spec, scroll down, they call it non sag for vertical surfaces. It is sold in camping stores, online in a lot of places. They make leveling and non leveling. https://dicorproducts.com/catalog/ro...-lap-sealants/

I have used the Dicor a lot, works well, does not harden, stay flexible. And you can get it off. A little heat from a hair dryer and you can scrape and peel it right off.
__________________
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC

Google Custom Search For Sunline Owners Club
JohnB is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
roof vent or patch hole rchancey Repairs and Maintenance 1 05-29-2013 04:34 PM
Repair/patch Septic tank Billbowhunt Sunline Community 3 02-02-2013 10:53 AM
Weighing my trailer using the tire patch method. Honda03842 Sunline Travel Trailers 7 10-10-2007 07:40 AM
Soft Patch on Floor Marylyn Sunline Travel Trailers 9 09-03-2007 10:28 PM
Newbie lap sealant question Deb B Repairs and Maintenance 3 05-23-2007 11:04 AM


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sunline RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:48 PM.


×