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Old 03-07-2014, 06:17 AM   #1
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Rubber roof covered with a white paint - should I do UV maintenance?

I was going to 303 my rubber roof but discovered that my deceased father in law had painted it white. Don't know what kind of paint he used. My local RV dealer said that painting the rubber roof was not a good idea. Now it seems to me 303 on the paint would be a waste of money. What do you think?


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Old 03-07-2014, 06:24 AM   #2
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Was why he painted to "seal" it or because it was blackish from age and dirt?

First thing I would do, which I'm assuming is the 98' Bounder in your sig, is get down on your hands and knees and closely inspect the roof for cracks or any areas in need of more caulk. I rubber roof has to be able to breath and painting it may...we'll just may have changed how flexible it is.

For mine, I'll clean it with rubber roof cleaner, let it dry. Then apply rubber roof protector, which has a slightly milky appearance when applied, but drys mostly clear.

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We put a EPDM coating on my FIL's roof as well and it was Brite White when dry. Don't remember the mfg but it was suggested for EPDM rubber roofs.
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It might be the roof coating, sold by Dicor to recoat rubber roofs. If so, it would be a good thing.
See if you can determine if this is the case.

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I don't know how I can determine if he used the Dicor product. Knowing him, I expect that he used the proper material. It is peeling up in a few places. 303 is expensive I hesitate to use it until I know that it's effective. Guess I'll call the 303 company.

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