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Taping the seams?

Postby jollymon1375 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:26 pm

I plan on painting my TT and am going to use black extruded alum. on all of the edges. Would it be beneficial to reinforce the edges withe fiberglass tape?
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Postby Steve Frederick » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:09 pm

I don't think tape/fabric is necessary, but, seal the open edge grain well with epoxy or similar.
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Postby jollymon1375 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:24 pm

I was pricing out CPES but that stuff is salty!! Is there something similar I can get from Lowes or Home Depot?
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Postby Reddiver » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:33 pm

Steve I have a question . If building a woody I want to seal all edges with epoxy so when I put the roof on what glue would I use along that edge. Would titebond 3 stick to the epoxy or would you just set it in fresh epoxy. And would that be the same kind of epoxy you use as a finish. I hope that makes sense.
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Postby Steve Frederick » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:52 pm

Reddiver wrote:Steve I have a question . If building a woody I want to seal all edges with epoxy so when I put the roof on what glue would I use along that edge. Would titebond 3 stick to the epoxy or would you just set it in fresh epoxy. And would that be the same kind of epoxy you use as a finish. I hope that makes sense.


If you're doing a wooden roof like I do, just finish the edges with 'glass/epoxy over a rounded corner.
If you're covering the roof in metal, seal the edges, left square. I sealed the edges with epoxy after the roof skin, before the metal. Apply the metal with one of the popular choices. I used outdoor carpet glue on the only metal roof I've done. I don't think glue compatibility is an issue, since the trim holds the edges anyway.
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Postby Reddiver » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:11 am

I planned on a wood roof 1/8 inch ply so you just over lap the 1/8 over the sides and glass cloth with epoxy over the whole roof. I bought your plan guess I could refer to it . Thanks
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Postby Steve Frederick » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:25 am

Reddiver wrote:I planned on a wood roof 1/8 inch ply so you just over lap the 1/8 over the sides and glass cloth with epoxy over the whole roof...


That's it... :thumbsup:
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