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Old 03-15-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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I am trying Sharkhide on my roof. I use it on the pontoons of my boat to keep the mirror finish looking good. So far they have not shown any signs of tarnish in 2 years. I applied a coat to the top of the front cap where WRV did not clear coat it and a 2*4 foot area where I get up on the roof. I will check it in a month to see how its doing.

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Wayne R...I would not have thought to put something normally used on boats on an RV roof- but it makes perfect sense!!
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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MonacoMama,
I just happened to have a quart lying around and thought I would try it. It goes on easily and last much longer than wax. It is suppose to seal and protect gel-coat, only time will tell how well it works.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:08 AM   #4
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When I read about Sharkhide on their website Sharkhide
it is described as a solvent based metal protectorant you put on wearing rubber gloves. The solvent quickly evaporates leaving a protective coating. Sounds like great stuff for metal RV parts like aluminum rims. I am curious how your test areas on the roof hold up. I would worry about use of solvents on gelcoat.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:27 AM   #5
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Basil, Sharkhide dries in about 2 minutes. From thier website.

Q: Can SHARKHIDE be used on Fiberglass?
A: Yes, SHARKHIDE restores the appearance of old faded Gel Coat as well as sealing it off so it won't take on a permanent water line.

Q: Will Sunlight cause SHARKHIDE to yellow?
A: NO! SHARKHIDE will not EVER yellow or discolor.

Q: What will SHARKHIDE protect against?
A: SHARKHIDE will protect your surfaces from water (fresh, salt, brackish), acid rain, salt spray, humidity, alkaline, soot, and all road deicers (known at this time).
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Oops, I did not read deep enough into the website. I hope this works out. My roof is kind of chalky looking and needs some attention. I have tried wax which is a lot of work with mixed results. What steps did you take before applying it? Is the treated area more smooth or shiney than before?
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Not slick, semi gloss. I am a little disappointed in the appearance on the white gel coat. I need to clean the roof better than I did the test area. I still plan on doing the whole roof for the protection it provides from the elements. Beats waxing 2-3 times a year. Not sure I would use it if I did not already have a quart left from my boat.
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