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Old 04-27-2015, 07:08 PM   #15
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EPDM Roof rubber roof

I used Kool White on an EDPM roof. Still good when I traded it 9 years later. Took less than 5 gallons.
TPO roof never needed anything.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:03 PM   #16
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In the adv it said 5 gal per 75 sq ft. 340 sq ft there fore 5 5 gallon buckets at 80 is 400 bucks
Not sure what ad you mean, but the website in the first link says this.
  • Covers approximately 50-100 square feet per gallon
It took about 3 gallons of kool seal to get 2 coats on my 36'r.
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Hey Tyler, you said you used liquid rubber is that the name of the product or its formulation? If it has a brand name please let us know, and where it is available.
Thanks.
I used this primer---> here ----> F1501 2 ProFlex Primer 2 Gallon Kit | eBay

I used the product called "Liquid Rubber" I got the 5 gallon can ---- here ----> Liquid Rubber Smooth Sealant - Flexible Coloured Coating – Liquid Rubber Online Store

I put it on with paint rollers (1 coat of primer and 3 coats of Liquid Rubber) I have about 1/2 gallon of liquid rubber left over but keep in mind that my RV is an old school 1990 and it has no slides.
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I should also say that I had some rips so I used this tape to tape over the small rips and around the vents..etc... I cut the tape to fit and painted the primer and liquid rubber over it---> here -------> Eternabond RoofSeal Black 3" x 50' - Roof Flashing - Amazon.com
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Thanks Tyler, it looks really good. Yep I've got a roll of that eternal bond tape and keep it with me for insurance
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Thanks Tyler, it looks really good. Yep I've got a roll of that eternal bond tape and keep it with me for insurance
It was actually pretty easy to do. The hardest part was scraping off the old sealant around the vents, luggage rack, TV antenna and in the front and rear where it connects to the front cap and the back metal frame covers. The trick was getting up there on a baking 90 degree CA day when the sealant had became very soft from the hot sun and it scraped right off real easy, it came off like gum stuck to a table. If you don't have any CA days you can use a heat gun but the sun made it real soft all over, although a bit uncomfortable to be up on the hot roof. Also, I didn't remove the A/Cs, I just removed the housings of each AC. I was able to use a paint brush and reach under them to seal them all the way around with primer and liquid rubber so that no way any water could get under them. The roof came out good and now it is totally white.

Now, how can I paint the fiberglass sides and cap?? It totally needs a paint job but it's not worth putting $15K into a 25yr old motor home just to get a pro to paint it right. I mean, I would rather take the $15K and trade my motorhome in for a newer and better one. Nope, the only way it gets painted is if I do the job myself, but how? and where? I feel a little stuck on this. I could probably get some auto painting tools and the paint for a few grand, but I don't have anyplace inside where I could do it and I've never painted a motor vehicle before, ha ha. I don't know if I can get decals or how to put them on if I could. I would not try anything real fancy, I know it won't come out like a professional job, but any improvement would be good and I would like to have some clear coat on the outside to protect it as well as make it look better. Hmmmmm, I'm still in the "thinking about it" stage, haha. Maybe I will take it to the lake next week and think about it while fishing.
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Tyler this is just a thought,im helping my soninlaw paint his 53 ft boat.We are rolling it with a sponge roller and then following behind with a special paint brush,they call this roll & tip.You can see this on utube ,if it work great on a fiberglass boat why not a fiberglass MH.Like i said just a thought.
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It was actually pretty easy to do. The hardest part was scraping off the old sealant around the vents, luggage rack, TV antenna and in the front and rear where it connects to the front cap and the back metal frame covers. The trick was getting up there on a baking 90 degree CA day when the sealant had became very soft from the hot sun and it scraped right off real easy, it came off like gum stuck to a table. If you don't have any CA days you can use a heat gun but the sun made it real soft all over, although a bit uncomfortable to be up on the hot roof. Also, I didn't remove the A/Cs, I just removed the housings of each AC. I was able to use a paint brush and reach under them to seal them all the way around with primer and liquid rubber so that no way any water could get under them. The roof came out good and now it is totally white.

Now, how can I paint the fiberglass sides and cap?? It totally needs a paint job but it's not worth putting $15K into a 25yr old motor home just to get a pro to paint it right. I mean, I would rather take the $15K and trade my motorhome in for a newer and better one. Nope, the only way it gets painted is if I do the job myself, but how? and where? I feel a little stuck on this. I could probably get some auto painting tools and the paint for a few grand, but I don't have anyplace inside where I could do it and I've never painted a motor vehicle before, ha ha. I don't know if I can get decals or how to put them on if I could. I would not try anything real fancy, I know it won't come out like a professional job, but any improvement would be good and I would like to have some clear coat on the outside to protect it as well as make it look better. Hmmmmm, I'm still in the "thinking about it" stage, haha. Maybe I will take it to the lake next week and think about it while fishing.
You may find this hard to believe but you could do a test patch. A fellow on my street painted his Corvette with black hi gloss enamel spray bombs and then used 2000 grit wet paper to wet sand it to a beautiful finish, it was quite amazing and since then I did a small repair on my boat with the same method, did a fine job.
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I have used EPDM on two different motor home roofs....it cost me about $300.00 give or take 50.00 bucks...I forgot how many gallons it took...I think it was 3 but needed 4 so rather than order another gallon...I spread it kinda thin in spots the last time...still worked well...check out EPDM website...only takes one coat ....fairly simple to put on, just takes time....if your ready with all the stuff on the roof...vent cover nuts and bolts, etc...shouldn't take you more than about four or five hours to do the roof.....Once you add the hardener to it, you have to use it all...unless you have a place to freeze it...so don't mix it until you know you'll use it all...People have told me you can use EPDM for mobile homes purchased at Home Depot or Lowes...and it does just as good...have never tried it...I expect to redue my roof again with EPDM probably in about five years or so...so that would be eight years of use...might last longer...but I will use it again...good stuff
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I used this.
RoofMate Topcoat Elastomeric Roof Coating, WHITE (5G)

Installed 5/2010 and is still looking great!
It took a primer coat first and then I kept rolling the RoofMate on until it ran out(about 6 coats).

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I have used EPDM on two different motor home roofs....it cost me about $300.00 give or take 50.00 bucks...I forgot how many gallons it took...I think it was 3 but needed 4 so rather than order another gallon...I spread it kinda thin in spots the last time...still worked well...check out EPDM website...only takes one coat ....fairly simple to put on, just takes time....if your ready with all the stuff on the roof...vent cover nuts and bolts, etc...shouldn't take you more than about four or five hours to do the roof.....Once you add the hardener to it, you have to use it all...unless you have a place to freeze it...so don't mix it until you know you'll use it all...People have told me you can use EPDM for mobile homes purchased at Home Depot or Lowes...and it does just as good...have never tried it...I expect to redue my roof again with EPDM probably in about five years or so...so that would be eight years of use...might last longer...but I will use it again...good stuff
Yes, good stuff. I used Liquid EPDM on my 36 ft 5th wheel over 5 years ago. Still looks good and only takes one coat.

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MrPlymouth That's an interesting technique, the boats come out nice!! I guess it's possible to do a motorhome that way too.

Mentor--- Thanks for the tip!! I've never seen that done before.

Also, I found a place where you can order just simple colored stripe decals for cheap with instructions on how to put them on. Click here

And another place who will make nicer more custom decals for Do It Yourself here.

Wow, this is starting to seem like a real possibility and not just a dream now!! I'm thinking, paint it all in one or two tones then put some decals on, then a few coats of clear-coat...done!! It sounds so easy just talking about doing it, haha..
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It say a 5 gallon bucket is going to cover 50-100 sq ft so lets say 75 on verage one coat. That means for a 34 ft MH will need almost 20 gallons at 80 bucks per 5.

Dico is cheaper and better
Your math is off. Using the EPDM calculator on their site, 6 gallons would be needed for one coat costing less than $400.
Other products are Water base, require a coat of primer and two coats of the sealant. That is 3 times the labor, 3 times the labor cost , and cost of both primer and sealant to use another product.

I noticed the cost of DICOR averages between $70 and $101 a gallon for their quality coatings.
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How do you know roof type? Rubber -vs- EDPM ? I have a 2005 Class A Bounder DP
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