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Old 11-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Recoating rubber roof disaster

Another Stuff Happens story. The rig is now 10 years old and we decided the rubber roof needed to be recoated. I purchased the Di-Cor acrylic coating and cleaner. Then we waited for good weather. Worked all day-his back hurt-my back hurt. It gets dark early in November therefor no time for second coat, first coat is still tacky. Night falls, rain comes, leaves fall, coating on driveway next morning.

So much for planning and preparation

Lesson learned, go ahead and clean the day before, blow off roof next day with leaf blower and then apply coating so that you have plenty of time for drying unless you live somewhere with no trees, lots of daylight, and low humidity.

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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Ouch... hope you got the sides of the trailer cleaned off ok.

I had a similar experience with our new '84 26' Aljo 5th wheel trailer with a mill finish aluminum roof . Mill finish is dark and attracts lots of heat.
I bought 3 gallons of Kool Seal White Elastomeric roof coating. After getting home from work and with no rain in the forecast I decided to install the first coat. The next morning dew and much the coating had ran down the sides/front and rear of the trailer. Lots of scrubbing to remove the kool seal.
It came off except a few small areas that wasn't too visible.

After getting all of my coats on the roof it was much quieter and the biggest plus was a cooler trailer. The white roof even looked much better than the old mill finish color.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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We have downspouts on each corner of the 5vr so the sides of the RV are ok, all of the coating dripped off the corner spouts, I think power washing will get most of the residue off of the driveway. The next day we did get the second gallon of coating applied and the following day another thin coat. Of course it rained again but 99% of the coating stayed on the roof. Thank goodness each rain was a gental rain not a heavy gully washer. It is splochy (sp?) were we had to pull out the leaves still stuck in the original coat.
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