You will find a wide array of products in this grouping. Many individual exterior product pages will advise on what you coating or sealant we recommend for the installation of that product. But what if you need more? Or what if you already have a specific part and just need glue or caulking to hold it in place? That’s where our Coatings and Sealants come into play. Below is an overview of what you can find in this section to help you with your installation.
Coatings are a layer applied to the surface of items called substrates for decoration, function, or both. The coatings may cover some or all of the substrate. Lacquers and Paints are good examples of coatings that serve a dual purpose of protecting and as decorating a surface.
Functional coatings may be applied to change the surface properties of the substrate, such as adding adhesion or resistance to weather, corrosion, or wear. They can be applied in solid, liquid, or gas form using a variety of tools to maintain a controlled thickness.
Sealants, on the other hand, are intended to provide a barrier blocking the passage of fluids through the surface of a material. They can be used to cover a surface or fill holes and gaps and can provide thermal and acoustical insulation, keep water out, or serve as fire barriers. Caulking sealants usually have three basic functions: they can fill gaps between two or more substrates; they can form barriers through the physical properties of the sealants themselves by adhesion to the substrate; they maintain sealing properties for the expected lifetime service conditions and environments.
In construction, sealants are used to seal expansion joints, cracks, joints in concrete roads and to fill gaps between concrete. But no matter the job required of them, they should be applied properly to achieve full performance from your sealant.
Here are some examples of the great coatings and sealants available from RecPro.
Alpha Systems Self-Leveling Sealant is the ideal sealant for flat surfaces and EPDM Rubber Roof for sealing off cracks and leaks from vents and pipes. This sealant provides flexibility that resists vibrations, shocks, and other stressors encountered while on the road.
Alpha Systems 1021 is a sealant that is ideal for applying EPDM RV rubber roof or Alpha Systems Superflex RV Roof. This sealant can equally seal off cracks and fix leaks around pipes and vents. It performs best when used on a flat surface. Due to its flexibility, it can resist shocks, vibrations, and stress, as well as weather conditions like snow, cold, rain, heat, ice, and sunlight.
Alpha Systems 8010 is an advanced technology that contains water-based adhesive designed to create a strong bond adhesion to single-ply roofing membranes. This adhesive is a major factor in applying RV and commercial roofs, and it is ideally used for applications when a quick dry time is required. With or without weather changes, Alpha Systems 8010 retains its unique quality, it doesn't depreciate.
Bender’s has been supplying various industries with adhesives and coatings for more than 50 years. They are well known throughout the industry for their quality adhesives. For your rubber undercoating, we offer Bender 001 Rubberized Automotive Undercoating which is made with the finest materials for resistance to stones and other debris kicked up under your rig. For gluing foam products, Bender 605 High Temperature Flexible Foam Adhesive is a non-flammable, solvent-based adhesive. I can be used for bonding foam, fabric, wood, certain plastics, glass, cardboard, metal, and other substrates and can withstand a very high heat range. When you need a strong bonding agent for smooth surfaces, we have Bender 631 Contact Cement. It works for plastics, glass, fiberglass, metal, wood concrete and more.
Duraself RV TPO/EPDM Water-Based Adhesive for Rubber Roofing is an Elastomer coating that provides flexibility, UV resistance, adhesion, and superior weather. This coating has an excellent protective elastomeric barrier for extending the life of your rubber roof membrane. Much more, Duraself Rubber Roof Coating System is a fire retardant.
ExternaBond Roof Seal is a great solution for any form of roof repairs. This item seals any rip, tear, or open seam in surfaces with the Roof Patch. It can be used on roof types including TPO, Hypalon, PVC, all metals, copper or Kynar coated metals, tile, wood, concrete, and more.
Heng's Butyl (Putty) Tape is a non-hardening, elastic, and easily trimmable tape that provides a tight seal for metal, wood, rubber roof, glass, plastic, and cement. Butyl tape is very easy to work with, and can equally be used for moldings around windows, doors, and vents.
Heng’s Industrial Rubber Roof Coating is used to seal EPDM rubber roofs. This excellent quality product is formulated from 100% acrylic latex polymer and provides weatherproofing for your rubber roof. Use it to seal seams, tears, vents, and air conditioners.
At RecPro, we want you to have everything you need to restore your leisure travel vehicle’s exterior to its former glory. That’s why we have compiled the best coatings and sealants available and put them all in one place. When your restoration is complete, we want your fellow campers to gaze in awe at your accomplishment as they check out the improvements you have made.