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    Default Horse trailer roof sealant

    I need to reseal a leaking roof vent on a horse trailer. Any thoughts on what to use? Looks like the sealant that was originally used was brushed on.
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    Default Re: Horse trailer roof sealant

    I have used that silver "mobile home" or barn roof paint for similar applications. I has a fiber in it and does not tequire the prep that other paints require. If you have a real bad area you could pop rivet a patch on it and slop the roof paint right over it. It is pretty cheap too.
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    Default Re: Horse trailer roof sealant

    If the vent is flanged, you might want to remove it and clean up the roof and vent mating surfaces.

    The RV industry carrys strips of butyl and caulk sealant in various widths. I would think you would be looking for something about an inch wide. The butyl is more costly but in my opinion is a better product. Lay the sealant down on the flange or the roof, line it up and secure it.

    Might want to put a dab of silicon on the heads of your fastening devices.

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    Default Re: Horse trailer roof sealant

    If a couple inches wide is all you need to seal, my work truck came from the factory with a seal at the roof joints that is a tape product. It is aluminum foil tape with a thick adhesive. It has worked well on my truck.

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    Default Re: Horse trailer roof sealant

    Thanks for the feedback. I wound up going to a local RV place and buying a brushable sealant....
    Geocel Corporation - Manufacturer of Quality Sealants, Caulks, and Adhesives Designed for Tough Construction and Repair Applications

    If it works as advertised it should be a quick and easy repair.
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