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#1 Remedy214

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 01:21 AM

Hey all,
Thanks for lots of info thus far. I just picked up a 2002 Hawk that was in pretty dirty condition. So far I've found a few rotten boards and a leaky roof. I have taken the advice I found in the forum and replaced all the roof screws with larger 1"x10 and neoprene gaskets, also used polyurethane caulk on the threads of the new screws ( I wish I had used stainless in hindsight but already had galvanized from another project and didn't feel like heading back out to the hardware store.)



So far- I have a couple questions.

1) The previous owner had a cargo rack that I have removed and I need to patch the holes. He had used 1/4" bolts with polyurethane caulk. What is the recommended way to to patch holes on the roof?

2) I pulled off both pieces of trim that hold the fabric and it seemed like there has been water leaking there as well. I noticed some of the staples are rusting. My plan here is to use the previously mentioned eternabond roof seal tape and polyurethane caulk with new stainless #10 screws to reattach the trim piece. Is there anything else to address when I have the trim piece off?
- There are a few holes in the canvas, that were put in from attaching the roof strut.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 04:52 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing what people recommend for this as well.  Maybe you can slide a little piece of aluminum with a bit of polyeurathane glue in under the edge of the roof wherever you have holes like that to cover and seal the holes? Alternately, putting a screw back in with some glue might seal it, too. 


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#3 ckent323

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 12:36 AM

Here is a thread with discussion about and links to various adhesives that is worth reading through:

http://www.wanderthe...ves#entry189602

 

 

Regards,

Craig


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:24 PM

I've used eterna bond with good success. I made sure that all surfaces were very clean prior to laying down the eterna bond. I used acetone and vigorous scrubbing to get a very clean surface. Eterna bond is incredibly sticky. You really only get one shot to get it in place correctly!
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:32 PM

You could probably get some canvas patches and glue in some patches. I believe sailrite has patches and the associated glue.
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#6 Remedy214

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 04:00 PM

Great, thank you everyone.  I spoke with the guys at FWC and they confirmed what you all said.  They had also said the best materiel for patching canvas would be the type of patch used for rafts from a boat/marine shop.

 

As for the trim, they also recommended butyl tape.  I bought some that was 3/4" wide that goes behind the trim. Then the top is sealed with a polyurethane caulk.  There is some dry rot on the corner near the propane tank (front driver side), but I am suspecting it is leaking through the corner where the jack mount is located.


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