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Old 12-06-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Fiber glass roof coatings

Hello, has anyone used Dicor fiberglass roof coating, wanting to cover small spider cracks, or can someone suggest a better product from experence. thanks Roger
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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I'm about to have it applied on my roof. You should note that Dicor recommends a special cleaning solution be used before applying the coating.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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i ordered and will apply it shortly.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:24 AM   #4
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roof coating

Thanks for replys, seems no one has used this product yet. Let me know how it turns out. thanks Roger
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:43 PM   #5
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i have searched on web extensively but no clear winners. it seems like this is the best shot.
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Hello, has anyone used Dicor fiberglass roof coating, wanting to cover small spider cracks, or can someone suggest a better product from experence. thanks Roger
Hello, I owned a boat yard in FL for twenty years. The spider cracks your are discussing are nothing more than "gel coat crazing". Unless the cracks protrude into the fibers and are large the problem is only cosmetic, not structural! I have no experience with the Dicor product. The special cleaning fluid is most likely Acetone. Acetone will remove the oxidation and prepare the surface for re coating. It should be handled with caution as the product will damage vinyl or fabric surfaces. In our experience, when handling a large crazing area we sanded the surface, washed with soap and water, Dawn, cleaned with acetone then sprayed the gel thinned at least ten to fifteen percent using a wax additive the speeds drying time. Most likely your roof like mine has also been sprayed with a urethane paint then clear coated. I would ask many questions of Dicor as to prep, longetivity of product, and any additional sealing product needs. Best of luck.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:21 PM   #7
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What about vinyl toppers? Is there a product that can be applied to cover small cracks, holes that let in light, etc? The toppers came like this when I purchased it 2 months ago. I don't know if they are hail hits or just weather beaten. No rips, just little holes. I'm just curious if something can be applied to coat/cover the entire topper. Thanks for any help.
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A new alternative is being discussed here, Rhino Linings ECO coat roof restoration system.
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Hello, I owned a boat yard in FL for twenty years. The spider cracks your are discussing are nothing more than "gel coat crazing". Unless the cracks protrude into the fibers and are large the problem is only cosmetic, not structural! I have no experience with the Dicor product. The special cleaning fluid is most likely Acetone. Acetone will remove the oxidation and prepare the surface for re coating. It should be handled with caution as the product will damage vinyl or fabric surfaces. In our experience, when handling a large crazing area we sanded the surface, washed with soap and water, Dawn, cleaned with acetone then sprayed the gel thinned at least ten to fifteen percent using a wax additive the speeds drying time. Most likely your roof like mine has also been sprayed with a urethane paint then clear coated. I would ask many questions of Dicor as to prep, longetivity of product, and any additional sealing product needs. Best of luck.
I understand that the spider cracks are not structural, but I am applying the Dicor coating to reduce the chalking of the roof. Although my coach is clear-coated on the sides and caps the roof is not. Waxing the roof does reduce the chalking somewhat but the effect does not last for more than a couple of months. The Dicor coating should reduce or eliminate the problem by providing a high gloss finish which should also help protect the gelcoat from additional sun damage.
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Dock, I see your roof is not completely urathaned coated? Evidently the fiberglass surface is oxidizing, chalking, and streaking down your coach sides? My coach is also urathaned caps and sides but the roof top is white. Somewhere I read that this white coating is designed to have uv properties and of course white color reflects sun light thus helping cool the coach. Maybe this coating is the Dicor product. I will check this out and get back.
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We used it on our coach and my buddy used it also ,he has a Tradewinds and ours is a Alfa ,did a good job seals good and looks nice to .I agree with above post we just washed with dish washing fluid and rinsed off .Decor product is a good product the caulking is to we used it also to touch up roof cap area just pealed off old and put new on has factory look ,if you take your time. Hope that helps the question with product we like it anyways.
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If I had a chauking fiberglass roof, I would coat it with ZEP HTFF. I did my whole coach with this stuff (as many on here have done) which totally eliminated chaulking and made it shine like brand new. About $15 at HD for a gal, put 5 coats on my rig and 1/2 gal left. It's acryilic and just like clear coating.
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If I had a chauking fiberglass roof, I would coat it with ZEP HTFF. I did my whole coach with this stuff (as many on here have done) which totally eliminated chaulking and made it shine like brand new. About $15 at HD for a gal, put 5 coats on my rig and 1/2 gal left. It's acryilic and just like clear coating.
Have heard about that stuff was wondering about it also.
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Interesting comments, I have the same issue with the roof on my MH, dull and white streaks down the side. Good input. I will be watching this topic as I need to put some type of protective coat on my rigs roof.
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