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Old 07-25-2014, 08:33 AM   #1
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White streaking

Hi all, I have a 1995 concept I bought this year and just love it so far. I had no idea there is so much to learn about all the different systems. More on all that later but I am having a problem that I need some advice. I washed the roof with car wash soap and a soft bristled brush. It was very dirty when I started and looked great when done but every sense then I get white striking down the sides of the RV when it rains. I'm looking for some advice from anyone that is familiar with this problem. Thanks
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:14 AM   #2
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Common problem with the roof. You can paint it or use a product like Bus Kote for a more permanent fix
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I assume you have a fiberglass roof?
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:24 PM   #4
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I painted the roof with regular outdoor latex paint. I taped off the clearcoat--whatever was left of it, and went to town. Easy cleanup and worked well. That was 4 years ago--may have to redo when it cools down.
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CC used to recommend periodic treatment with Formula 303.
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I was having a similar problem from my fibre glass front cap. What I just did recently was go over it with a gel-coat fg polish and sealer. Cleaned it up nicely and now the rain just beads off it.
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I washed the roof and applied three coats of Zep High Traffic Floor wax. No streaking and the roof looks great.

See this thread:
Zepped the roof!
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I'm experimenting with Liquid Glass. First coat is down.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:50 AM   #9
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We went with the Buskote route, but I was also looking for some help on cooing too, as the back part of our coach is a dark maroon color.

I did look carefully at many of the boating deck coating paints too, and feel that it would have probably been just about the same as the Buskote. (The company I had do my roof coating, had worked with Buskote many times, and never used the boating deck coat that I had picked (sorry, name escapes me now). So, I went with what they had experience installing. Cost of labor was the same, and material cost was within $100.)

Another thing I've seen done on a few coaches, and may add it our roof too, is the Gutters that you peel the backing off of and stick to where you want them. I'm thinking of building a 'gutter horseshoe' around the front 1/3 of the coach. Lay it on the top of the roof, where the Buskote ends, and the side curve edge of the roof starts to slope down, and along the same leading roof edge of the Cap. This would channel/pool the moisture from heavy dew (when at home, we're along the coast, and wake up to quite a wet roof), and keep it from running down the front windshield when coming down a hill or pulling to a shop. And on our coach, we have a small gap between where the door awning and main awning are attached to the side of the coach, and this seems to be the main channel of water coming off the roof for this side. Figured if I had the gutter running down say at least half way down the main awing part, it would channel in light water build up to the back part of the coach.

And guys, the roofs do get dirty with dust and dirt, so while the white streaks are not a problem with these remedies, it still does not totally stop streaks down the coach!

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Old 08-02-2014, 11:37 PM   #10
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I just had mine coach detailed and polished down in Hilton head island while I was down there and the guy use this stuff called new glass 2 on the roof and it turned out great he told me he has been using it for many years. you can buy it online for 45 bucks and you get the app with it. he told me you do it once yearly if it stays outdoors or 18 months if you store in indoors or possibly longer. also he did 6 coats on mine and then 18 cotes on the front where the paint is where it meets the roof line.
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