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Old 07-02-2016, 10:41 PM   #15
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Saw your MH go by me with the rear door up on your way towards Fairbanks.

Almost forgot my PW as haven't used it for many years.

Glad to see you are doing things to your MH that will make it livable.

Next time you are in Fairbanks ,give a call and we can meet.

Home phone: four eight eight-45five four. Mike.

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Still not sure why you would coat fiberglass--unless gel coat was compromised. After many years of sailboat ownership [fiberglass hull], the only coating I ever used/knew about was the anti-fouling paint used on the bottom of the hull, below the water line, to limit marine life growth. This coating created a a self-abrading surface, not suitable for long-term exposure on an RV roof.

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Old 11-19-2016, 08:39 PM   #17
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Still not sure why you would coat fiberglass--unless gel coat was compromised.
Old Scout, you hit the nail on the head! The original gel coat was virtually gone. Years in the sun and outside winter conditions took its toll. As I pointed out in my original post, it became obvious when I removed the solar panels. The gel coat under the panels was in good condition. Been considering a marine grade deck paint since the Dicor was a fail. Lately been too busy with other coach projects to get back up there to scrap the Dicor off and put down another protective coat. Certainly open to suggestions on what product to use. On the upside, replacing all the old sealant around the vents and covering the sealant with Eternabond tape has worked well.

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