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    • #3182
      Keith009
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        Hi. I have discovered a leak into the rear wall of my 2005 bathroom. I have taken the bike rack and wall fittings off, which were not well sealed, so I will redo these, however I also think water is coming through via the rubber gasket strip between the bonded Alu wall and the GRP roof. Can these rubber strips be removed and put back or is it best to leave them in situ to reseal? Anyone with experience of the issue? Any help would be appreciated, as it need sealing. Many thanks. Keith

      • #3183
        Keith009
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          Bathroom nice and dried out today. I need to lift the rubber strip to reveal the roof to body panel joint. I’m a bit hesitant until I confirm the correct seal type, however I think it will be non drying sealant such as Hodgesons seamseal cv rather than Sikoflex 512 Is anyone able to confirm this. I’m hoping the rubber seal will fit back in place?? Just waiting for a motorhome specialist to confirm what it’s profile is. Has anyone removed the rubber strip and able to shed any light on its reuse at all? Many thanks. Keith

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        • #3186
          jacaldo
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            Hi

            Maybe if you use a hot air gun to release the sealant, it should keep it’s shape if you’re careful?

          • #3188
            Tresjolie
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              Daraio Red posted in the FB Hymer Exsis SK/SG group discussing these seals when he had his resprayed. I have put a link to it in the sub-group Little Exsis Group. Search through the ‘Paint’ topic.

            • #3189
              Keith009
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                Thanks for the replies, which are both appreciated. I tried responding on my phone last night, but the screen was too small to see what I’d written. I’ve dried out the small area of internal wall effected, no problem, and have sealed the outside temporary with tape over the rubber gasket seal, which has worked well . I intend sorting the issue next week and will update this thread with my approach as there’s bound to be others who just need to understand the issue a bit more before starting work.

                Good new is that the rest of the van is 100%.

                Many thanks all

                Keith

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