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Old 09-25-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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epdm roofs again

epdm roofs ouestion ,i am in the process of re painting my epdm roof on a 28ft Xtreme light 5th wheeler ,it is now 6 years old ,i have found a 2 pot Polyurethane,paint which the manufacture,says that it is made to go over the epdm,but other ,veiws are to use a membran primer then just a good acrylic paint .i know there are epdm systems over there in the U S but new zealand there is not many options,any ideas would help on this subject,have read most of your fourum subjects on this matter,cheers from NZ
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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Wow Terry what a long ways away! Welcome from Texas to you!

I don't know the answer to your question, but there are several people here that do and I'm sure you'll get the solution soon.

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Old 09-28-2012, 11:48 PM   #3
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EPDM Liquid RoofRV Roof Repair, RV Leak Repair and Maintenance with Liquid Roof is a good tutorial for roof coating. The Eternabond library is also a very good resource.

EPDM membrane is warrented for 10/12 years. Dicor the manufacturer says nothing but washing with mild soap and water is all that is necessary.
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What Ray said.

Terry55, I would probably just skip all the priming and painting and go straight to recoating the old EDPM roof with new EDPM. An 8x30 roof would need about 6 gallons of Liquid Rubber EDPM RV roofing. 5 gallons covers about 210 sq ft for $348 US, plus another gallon costs $80 US and covers 42 sq ft. That's enough for a 30' RV roof, for a total cost of $428 plus shipping.
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Ha.....and if the supplier gives you TPO by mistake with EPDM glue.....call me. Been there.....still there.
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i am in the process of re painting my epdm roof on a 28ft Xtreme light 5th wheeler ,it is now 6 years old
Why does it need painting? Leaks, material ripped, mold??

My EPDM roof is over 14 years old, looks good yet. And I only wash it twice a year with a pressure washer, no soap.

It has always been outside 24/7/365
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:18 AM   #7
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Ha.....and if the supplier gives you TPO by mistake with EPDM glue.....call me. Been there.....still there.
Old saw for amatuer carpenters is "measure twice, cut once." Similar rule for amatuer EDPM liquid roofing materiel installers is "read and understand the product description twice, pour once." Be certain you have EPDM liquid and not TPO before you even open the can.
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Old saw for amatuer carpenters is "measure twice, cut once." Similar rule for amatuer EDPM liquid roofing materiel installers is "read and understand the product description twice, pour once." Be certain you have EPDM liquid and not TPO before you even open the can.
Yep.....but my invoice said EPDM...... even the sticker on the cardboard tube said EPDM. That's why they gave me $1500.00 and new rubber(EPDM) and glue.

When I had trouble with it being so much heavier another supplier told me I had the wrong product. The original supplier said "Oh no.....we don't sell TPO. You have the right material."

I had to actually take a scrap piece in before the manager (a 24 year old know it all) finally admitted with a red face they made a mistake.

At least I got it on and it will not leak and I have $2500.00 in my pocket after I sell the 10X30 EPDM and 5 gallons of glue.
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