Sealant touch up/repair

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  1. bungy

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    Morning all :BigGrin:

    been doing a 'deep clean' of the van, getting into all the nooks and crannies ready for a proper waxing session and found that along a number of the seals there are gaps - not big ones mind, and they weren't there before winter!!

    Ive got to redo a seal on the roof anyway, as it looks like there was a 'make do and mend' done before we bought the van, so im going to tackle these other ones as well

    My question is, is it best to clear out all the old sealant (as much as can be done without taking the van apart that is!!) and re do or just trim it and put a new bead of silkaflex over it?

    Or is there another way...seem to remember reading about some kind of magic stuff that can make old sealant pliable again and basically allow it to be rebeded
     
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    thanks terry

    Captain tolleys might just be the stuff im after - ill give it a go

    I'm wary of doing too much on the seals as it looks like it is only the edges that are peeling back or have become unstuck on one side only (corner strips and the like) and dont want to disturb anything more than i have to

    Although one on the roof needs coming off completely i think - its flapping around in the wind now
     
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