Rubber roof clean-up

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by johnnyP, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. johnnyP

    johnnyP New Member

    I have to replace a vent on my rubber roof (both the cap and the piece attached to the roof).
    I know how to do this, but I have to remove the sticky mess off the rubber. What is the best product to do this? (I think it's denatured alcohol, but am not certain).
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Rubber roof clean-up

    You do not have to remove ALL of the sealant before you put the new vent down. I don't like the sound of denatured alcohol on the rubber. May not hurt anything, but just take a putty knife and scrape off the bulk of the sealant getting it as smooth as possible. Install the vent and reseal.
  3. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    Re: Rubber roof clean-up

    While I agree with Ken, let me suggest that you use a plastic putty knife to remove the caulk and the butyl tape from under it.
  4. rjf7g

    rjf7g Senior Member

    Re: Rubber roof clean-up

    You may want to buy an extra roll of the sealant tape that came with your vent. When I replaced the vent on my pop-up, I wanted more tape than came with it.

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