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Old 10-08-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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Coating roof

We bought a used M/H think the roof needs coating is this something that has to done by a pro?Wife and I would do if we can. If anyone has done this we'd like to hear from you about some of the do's and don'ts. Where do we buy what we need for this? Thanks. WE are leaving on our very 1st long to us trip in 10days about 2000 miles in 3wks we are so excited ..
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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YOU CAN DO!! You will have to clean the roof with mild detergent or cleaner. Use a soft brissel brush and rinse and let dry. Several products for coating. We use Dicor and have been very satisfied with results. Goes on easy and lasts
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We bought a used M/H think the roof needs coating is this something that has to done by a pro?Wife and I would do if we can. If anyone has done this we'd like to hear from you about some of the do's and don'ts. Where do we buy what we need for this? Thanks. WE are leaving on our very 1st long to us trip in 10days about 2000 miles in 3wks we are so excited ..
What kind of roof? I contacted Thor regrading my rubber roof and they said wash it with spic and spam, check the sealants around vents and such but did not suggest any coatings.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:41 AM   #5
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YOU CAN DO!! You will have to clean the roof with mild detergent or cleaner. Use a soft brissel brush and rinse and let dry. Several products for coating. We use Dicor and have been very satisfied with results. Goes on easy and lasts
Do you make any effort to remove some of the old coating (either mechanical or chemical), or just paint over it?
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Depends on the roof.. is it metal, rubber, or fiberglass?

Old caulking can be removed if real bad. Dicor says cracking is ok and to apply new over it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:45 PM   #7
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on a previous m.h. with a rubber roof i used a dicor product. it is time consuming but if you follow the instruction it will turn out white and look like a new roof. i purchased at camping world Dicor White Rubber Roof Acrylic Coating
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Why do you even think it needs to be coated?
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Why do you even think it needs to be coated?
Looks like it..
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A rubber roof seldom needs a total re-coat, unless you are doing it just for cosmetic reasons. They should last 12-20 years of normal use. Unless you can see the weave of the backing material in places, it probably doesn't need it.

What you do need to do is clean and inspect the caulking around seams and openings and replace or touch-up as necessary with EPDM compatible caulk.

You can re-caulk or totally re-coat yourself. Neither chore requires much skill.
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You need to put your Info for Year make model of the MH in your signature.
With any of your questions, others will have a more idea on how to answer.

Have a great trip!
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You need to put your Info for Year make model of the MH in your signature.
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In this case, I don't see how this applies. Rubber roof=rubber roof.

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A rubber roof seldom needs a total re-coat, unless you are doing it just for cosmetic reasons. They should last 12-20 years of normal use. Unless you can see the weave of the backing material in places, it probably doesn't need it.

What you do need to do is clean and inspect the caulking around seams and openings and replace or touch-up as necessary with EPDM compatible caulk.

You can re-caulk or totally re-coat yourself. Neither chore requires much skill.
Exactly. I always have ppl ask to recoat, and it simply doesn't need it. They just don't know any better. Proper washing, treating, and sealing as needed is amazing.

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Looks like it..
A lot of things look they "need" something. However, it's all objective. I think the wood paneling in this house "needs" to go. On the other hand, friends think it's just fine.
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In this case, I don't see how this applies. Rubber roof=rubber roof.



Exactly. I always have ppl ask to recoat, and it simply doesn't need it. They just don't know any better. Proper washing, treating, and sealing as needed is amazing.



A lot of things look they "need" something. However, it's all objective. I think the wood paneling in this house "needs" to go. On the other hand, friends think it's just fine.
The OP NEVER said it was a Rubber Roof.. Or ANY type of roof for that matter. Thus the problem and the request..
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