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Old 05-03-2015, 08:17 AM   #1
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Just did Dicor roof

Yesterday it took me about 5 hours to wash, put on activator and 3 coats of elastromeric dicor.

I put on the edges with a 3 inch brush and the rest i rolled. i was somewhat concerned because Dicor says it should take 4 gallons but I only used about 1 and 3/4 gallons on the roof. It did come out bueatiful!!

Because I used so little I put on the third coat.

I didn't drape the plastic. Too damn much work to get it up by myself so I was just careful with the spray. Didn't use the recommended sprayer or powerwasher. Just a spray bottle and hose. Rinsed the outside right after washing it off the roof.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:12 AM   #2
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How about a picture of the end result?
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Yesterday it took me about 5 hours to wash, put on activator and 3 coats of elastromeric dicor.

I put on the edges with a 3 inch brush and the rest i rolled. i was somewhat concerned because Dicor says it should take 4 gallons but I only used about 1 and 3/4 gallons on the roof. It did come out bueatiful!!

Because I used so little I put on the third coat.

I didn't drape the plastic. Too damn much work to get it up by myself so I was just careful with the spray. Didn't use the recommended sprayer or powerwasher. Just a spray bottle and hose. Rinsed the outside right after washing it off the roof.

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I know how you feel. It was quite a while ago but, my son and I did the same exact process on our '99 Fleetwood Bounder 34V about a few years ago. We labored hard, all in one day. Yep, two styles of cleaning and, the prep/primer etc., then, I put two coats of Dicor on it. We were done by about 4:00 or 5:00 that afternoon. That coating is seriously nice and, it still looks like that today. Below is a pic the next morning, after all that hard work was done.
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i wouldn't worry about the less than they said amount being used. two years ago, i did the same thing that i only used one and a half gallons. it's still good today.
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Did they take back the amount that was left over?

If not they sold the recommended amount.
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I purchased all my materials from Camping World and, I calculated what I needed, based on the square footage. I had a gallon and a half left over. I took back the un used gallon and they had no issue taking it back. The 1/2 used gallon, well, it went into land fill.
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I am planning on doing that to my roof this fall. Sounds like it was relatively simple.

Did you spray the activator on the roof?

How long did it take the activator to get sticky?
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I am planning on doing that to my roof this fall. Sounds like it was relatively simple.

Did you spray the activator on the roof?

How long did it take the activator to get sticky?
call me cheap... no, i didn't use the activator, even didn't use the cleaning agent. i used water with laundry detergent, cleaned and rinsed well. waited until dry, then applied the coating, twice.
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The activator is like primer when you paint. The manufacturer specifies the activator to improve the bonding between the old roof and the new coating. Hope your decision to skip this step doesn't come back to bite you. It doesn't pay to waste money but it does pay to follow the recommendations.
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Just had mine done at Floyds in Goldsby. 2000 Pace Arrow 36 foot. I'm sure this was the first recoat. It was showing about 75% black and lots of chalking down the sides after a rain. They did a scrape down and then 2 coats with each cross coated. Charged me for 2 gallons. I think in a couple of years I will brush clean the roof and recoat it myself with a roller. Another 3 years after that we will probably be ready to pass it on.

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We just coated our roof this last weekend. Wasn't hard, just time consuming! The prep work is what took the longest. I am going to try posting before and after pics. Also, we used EPDM Coatings ,not the dicor stuff.It's actually a liquid rubber and so far we are fairly impressed.
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Does the activator spray on okay with a garden sprayer? Do you get much over spray? I've bought all the materials for our 27' Prowler TT, but the thought of masking everything off is daunting. We will be doing this prior to selling it as we just moved up to a DSDP.
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Does the activator spray on okay with a garden sprayer? Do you get much over spray? I've bought all the materials for our 27' Prowler TT, but the thought of masking everything off is daunting. We will be doing this prior to selling it as we just moved up to a DSDP.
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I can't remember but, I think that, the primer/prep coating is applied by the use of a Hudson (garden) type pump-up sprayer. Then, it's pressure washed off. Yep, trying to mask off the entire coach so that the prep/primer will not do any harm to the sides/front of the coach is/was useless for us. When we were starting to pressure wash the roof to get rid of that prep material, it blew off the masked sheeting too.

So, I had the wife, just keep the entire coach soaked with water while washing the roof off.
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