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Old 08-17-2014, 03:04 PM   #1
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Pop-Top Upkeep -- Gutter rust and rubbing spots

On my van roof, I have rust in the gutters and rubbing spots.




Reading previous posts, is Vulkem (polyurethane sealant) still the best solution for repair?
Reference 2012 posting: viewtopic.php?t=9779

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Old 09-05-2014, 11:04 PM   #2
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Re: Pop-Top Upkeep -- Gutter rust and rubbing spots

I had line-x sand out the drip rail rust, then spray a nice wrap around bedding surface for the pop top to nest. I had him continue up the drip rail to the windshield and also wrap the drip rail to the underside... It came out really nice and rid my brain of the ugly rust up there!
I can take pics next week if you would like and post them up here?
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:31 PM   #3
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Re: Pop-Top Upkeep -- Gutter rust and rubbing spots

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...I can take pics next week if you would like and post them up here?
Yes! please do.
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:35 PM   #4
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Re: Pop-Top Upkeep -- Gutter rust and rubbing spots

Check out the topics that mention Avery UHA tape to protect the rubbing areas.

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viewtopic.php?f=5&t=455&hilit=Avery+UHA
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Re: Pop-Top Upkeep -- Gutter rust and rubbing spots

I like and use Vulkem. 1 <$10 tube will do your whole gutter. Messy stuff, wear disposable gloves and use masking tape for clean lines. Also, it needs 2-3 days to set up before you lower the top so that alone might rule it out for some.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:51 PM   #6
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Re: Pop-Top Upkeep -- Gutter rust and rubbing spots

I just used the tape Sportmobile uses on the new van, it's not cheap but it works great. Ck their store. Just clean, refinish the rusted spots and tape all around the contact areas.
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How I resolved: Maaco

In late 2014, I took it to Maaco because more of the front part of the roof needed to be re-painted and sealed.

Cost: $250

The work performed is still good.
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