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Old 01-22-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Thumbs up No More White Streaks Down the Sides of My Coach

I have a one piece fiberglass roof on my Monaco Windsor. However, Monaco decided that it was cheaper to leave it raw unpainted. While it saves Monaco a bunch of money by not painting 80% of the roof, it makes for lots of additional work for me. Finally, I got real tired of power washing the oxidation off the roof only to have it come back a few months later.

When it rains or the A/C drip pans leak over due to being slightly un-level, the white streaks start to form as seen on the first two photos.

After doing my due diligence and Internet research, I finally chose to purchase the Ultra-TUFF paint for my roof.

I took measurements to calculate how much material I would need for the primer and the paint. I called the company in Colorado to order the product and have it shipped to my location. Next I chose a professional painter from the local Craigslist to do the labor. He spent 5 partial days before finally finishing the project.

Day one was spent sanding all of the smooth areas with 40-60 grit sandpaper. Next he washed and scrubbed the entire roof with ZEP Purple to remove any dirt, grime or grease. The next day he first taped the perimeter with Green Frog tape. Then he mixed parts A & B of the CP-10 Primer and applied a generous coat to the entire roof. The next three days were spent applying one coat of the Ultra-TUFF paint to the roof each day letting it thoroughly dry in-between coats. Once the final third coat was applied, he went back around the edges and removed the Frog tape leaving a nice sharp straight edge.

I am extremely happy with the results and now wished that I had done it way sooner.

I will no longer have to deal with white streaks running down the sides of my coach.

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Old 01-22-2014, 03:38 PM   #2
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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Looks good!
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Holy Cow! Excellent job and exactly what I would expect from a Dr 4 Film project. Well done!
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Wow is right. That looks terrific.
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Looks beautiful. What were the total man hours and materials cost???

How many calendar days, start to finish, did your DIY project take?
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Looks beautiful. What were the total man hours and materials cost???

How many calendar days, start to finish, did your DIY project take?

I am getting too old to spend that much time and labor on the roof so I hired a local professional painter from Craigslist. He spent 5 different days of about 3 hours per day - 15 hours total at $25 per hour for a total labor charge of $375.

The primer, paint and special roller with shipping came to $743. I had one quart of the primer and one gallon of the paint leftover.

You could do this in 5 consecutive days however once the very first coat of paint was on and dried a day or two later we had a severe Santa Ana Wind event that lasted several days. So there was a week layover waiting for the winds to calm down.

Here is the link to the Ultra-TUFF web site that I forgot to put in my very first post.

http://www.tuffcoat.net/wordpress/

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alternative sealer

I had black steaks and a finish that was less than desirable with oxidization of the top and sidewall. Everything was dull and it took days to apply prewax cleaners, sealers and wax. not to mention the cost.

One day I thought, it has been three years since I cleaned and applied floor wax to the spare bedroom floor. why not use it on the RV. So I cleaned everything with cleaners, dewaxers and sanded with 1600 wet paper. once everything look smooth I applied a coat of Pledge clear floor was. It was remarkable. the finish was bright and clean looking. So I put on three more coats. Although I do get some very minimal white streaks, I get no black streak as the finish is sealed and no black mold can grow.

Have been doing this for two years now. I freshen up the finish every 4-5 months with a 16 inch wide micro fiber applicator and am very satisfied with the outcome. it takes about two bottles at $7 to keep my coach looking bright and shiny.
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It's beautiful. Do you know if Dicor 501LSW sticks to it? \ken
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I don't know but truthfully, I think Dicor sticks to almost anything. People have told me that you MUST have it positioned exactly before touching it down because it won't move afterwards.

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I had black steaks and a finish that was less than desirable with oxidization of the top and sidewall. Everything was dull and it took days to apply prewax cleaners, sealers and wax. not to mention the cost.

One day I thought, it has been three years since I cleaned and applied floor wax to the spare bedroom floor. why not use it on the RV. So I cleaned everything with cleaners, dewaxers and sanded with 1600 wet paper. once everything look smooth I applied a coat of Pledge clear floor was. It was remarkable. the finish was bright and clean looking. So I put on three more coats. Although I do get some very minimal white streaks, I get no black streak as the finish is sealed and no black mold can grow.

Have been doing this for two years now. I freshen up the finish every 4-5 months with a 16 inch wide micro fiber applicator and am very satisfied with the outcome. it takes about two bottles at $7 to keep my coach looking bright and shiny.
The Monacoers group that I belong to has many members who use Mop-N-Glo Floor Wax on their fiberglass roof usually about every 3-4 months. I have never put any wax on the roof even though I had purchased a bottle of the stuff.

I wanted something that would be applied once and be done with it for good. No more streaks, no more maintenance, no more nothing.

The little maintenance needed now, washing and applying Geocel RV ProFlex Sealer every 5-6 years around the devices attached to the roof, is all that I need. I can hire those two things to be done.

I'm getting too old to be running up and down the rear ladder maintaining the raw fiberglass roof.

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Wow. Very nice. When I first started reading, I was wondering how bad a few white streaks could really be. Then I saw your pictures. It looks like it was worth every penny to stop that streaking permanently.
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That looks great! Love how you had it used to fix the clear coat pealing problem. Outstanding job!
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