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Old 01-28-2014, 08:51 AM   #29
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Looks really good Richard, and also solved the paint issues. Great idea.
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Thanks.....

Sometime this spring I'll be calling to come over for a visit and see your coach. We are headed to Hearst Castle and the Big Sur Highway next week for a few days. A much needed break from our volunteer host job at the park. We will be here for another year before heading back to Alaska.


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Very nice results. Thanks for sharing the research. I've looked into some other coatings and found them way too expensive or not practical for us. I too am looking for something to cure the problem and not just temporarily ease the symptom. Did the painter have access to a building or was it done outside in full sunlight/heat.
Leroy,

The painter did all of the work while the coach was sitting at our site in Deukmejian Wilderness Park. See LINK below in my signature for our location.

The temps are not that hot this time of year and we are presently above normal temps plus we are way under for rainfall this year so he didn't have to deal with moisture or morning dew which is a killer when applying this product.

The only problem we had was a delay between the first coat of paint and the next two coats. We had significant Santa Ana Winds with gusts to 70 mph. Once the winds subsided, he had to hand wash and hand dry the roof before applying the second coat of paint. The third was done the very next day.

It has been 7 days now since the third coat went on so it is now fully cured and usable.

This week I plan to wash the sides of the coach before our short trip next week up the CA coast. Then hopefully February will bring us some rain. That will be the real test for streaks. I don't expect to have any as this polyurethane surface is ROCK hard and very durable.

Also, I have no fear of slipping on the smooth fiberglass anymore. The smooth rubber aggregate really gives a nice textured surface to walk on.

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Richard, that looks GREAT! I have the same problem with the streaks from the roof, but fortunately they come off the full-body paint easily. I may decide to do that mod in the future!

You mentioned about replacing your carpet. I really want to do that soon, but there's no one around here that does floor work on RV's, so it will be a DIY project. I'm a pretty good handyman, but I've never done any floor work. Since our coaches are identical, I will be very interested in what you do.
I would love to replace ALL the carpet and the ceramic tile in the kitchen & bath with a premium vinyl tile. I think the laminate flooring would be beyond my capability.

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Richard, that looks GREAT! I have the same problem with the streaks from the roof, but fortunately they come off the full-body paint easily. I may decide to do that mod in the future!

You mentioned about replacing your carpet. I really want to do that soon, but there's no one around here that does floor work on RV's, so it will be a DIY project. I'm a pretty good handyman, but I've never done any floor work. Since our coaches are identical, I will be very interested in what you do.

I would love to replace ALL the carpet and the ceramic tile in the kitchen & bath with a premium vinyl tile. I think the laminate flooring would be beyond my capability.

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Joe,

Go to Lowe's and look at their vinyl planking. I was initially planing to replace all the carpet with new carpet. I only have carpet under the dinette and sofa in the salon area and the entire bedroom and closet in the rear.

After giving it some thought PLUS finding a vinyl planking that matches our laminate flooring for color, I decided to reduce the amount of carpet I would need to purchase. Instead I plan to install vinyl planking in the closet, on all of the vertical surfaces which includes the bed frame, the vertical area in front of the closet, also under the toilet and on the sides of the entry next to the stairs and the stairwell cover.

Lowe's has a color called "Carmel Roughcut" that matches our laminate flooring and our oak wood throughout the coach for color. I was really fortunate to discover the planking.

Each piece is 4 inches by 36 inches. It comes with an adhesive on the back and only needs a good clean sealed surface for application. It can be cut easily with a floor knife or razor blade and a T square.

I would think the vinyl planking would be an easy "do-it-yourself" project. After seeing it I would not hesitate to try it myself even though I plan to have the entire project, carpet/padding and vinyl planking, all done the same day by the same installer.

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Thanks Richard, I'll look into that! I didn't know there was any planking that could be cut with a knife. Are you saying that you will be replacing the carpet on the slideout where the dining table and couch is? I couldn't see how that could be replaced with tile or laminate and make it look good along the edge.
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Joe,

I have carpet under the sofa and dinette now and will be installing new carpet in its place. The rest of the salon, kitchen and bath areas have laminate wood flooring that was installed at the factory.

I know that others have installed laminate and vinyl planking in the slide area successfully. I know Ernie Ekberg has done it many times.

Here's the link to the vinyl planking that we are installing.

Shop Novalis 4-in W x 36-in L Caramel Oak Commercial Vinyl Plank at Lowes.com

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Thanks Richard, I'll look into that!
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