Water leaks in the pop top roof

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 09:21
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Hi every one, just a new member with a small problem. We have a Viscount Sea Breeze pop top that has developed an annoying water leak somewhere on the roof. Have tried to rectify the problem but it still persists. Any help would be terrific. Is there a product that could be painted on possibly. Cheers all David and Betty.
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Reply By: Member - shane (SA) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 10:24

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 10:24
hi maverick, are you sure it is leaking from thr top part of the pop top?
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Follow Up By: Maverick One - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 11:17

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 11:17
Thanks Shane, definitely in the top section, the water runs down into the 240 volt overhead oyster light fitting and trips out the reset switch. Cheers Dave.
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Reply By: disco driver - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 11:54

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 11:54
Hi Maverick,
There used to be a product called "Wastolan" which was a plastic paint type product. It was originally used for sealing on-farm grain silo's for weevil control by fumigation.
It was heat reflective and obviously air and water tight. Was painted on or could be sprayed with a suitable spray gun.

The firm I worked with used it to paint their work van roofs to lower the internal temperatures, also to stop annoying leaks, (your problem).

One of the secrets of stopping leaks in caravans is never get on the van roof. Use scaffolding trestles and long planks to span the van while working on the roof or you will just create other leaks.

Hope this helps

Disco.
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Follow Up By: Maverick One - Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:10

Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:10
Hi Disco, have just been reading about a product called Thermoshield maybe that would do the same job as the product that you suggested. I'll make a few enquiries. Thanks again Mav
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Reply By: Outbackogre - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 13:19

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 13:19
David, I suspect your leak is will be in a seam, either where the aluminium cladding sheets join on the rood top or around the outside edge of these sheets. I have an '86 Jayco poptop that had the same problem. I removed the old silastic around the edge of the roof and applied new silastic - problem fixed. Make sure you use a silastic like Sikaflex that is rated for external use. Good luck, Rob.
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Reply By: Member - kevin Y (SA) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 18:10

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 18:10
yep -----follow the advice of previous answers ther right on
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Reply By: Maverick One - Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:04

Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:04
Thanks for the great advice everyone. Maverick One.
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Reply By: Member - Guy 59 (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008 at 09:46

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008 at 09:46
Gidday Maverick,
We had a similar problem with our poptop, used a product called "roof proof" , Camec carry it, it is a latex sort of paint it is quite thick, just cleaned around all of the seams on the roof and applied a coat of roof proof. We have had alot of rain since then and thus far no problems. From memory it cost about $50 for 1 litre, and we have enough to do a second coat.

Regards,
Guy
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