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Old 10-03-2014, 03:29 PM   #15
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Well, I braved the wind... on the picnic table.

Decided to go ahead and test out the different application techniques and whether thinned or straight from the can would be better.

The results were actually very surprising.

The setup:


All done:


1/4" Nap Roller:


3/8" Nap Roller:


Foam Roller:


Synthetic Brush:


I was originally wanting to do two coats for a more accurate example but, after seeing the results of the first, I think I have seen enough.

I was really surprised that thinning the bed coating actually seemed to make the application worse with everything except for with the brush. All three rollers got air pockets under the coating that I am almost positive would compromise the strength and longevity of the coating. The brush application actually looks pretty nice though and, after setting for a little bit, almost seems to have had a self-leveling attribute. I'll try to get back out and snap another photo later since those were taken immediately after applying.
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I know this is old but I wonder what the long term results have been?
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:43 PM   #17
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Interested in results as well
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:57 AM   #19
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I know this is old but I wonder what the long term results have been?

Since the OP has not made another post anywhere on this forum since 2014, probably won't find out the answer.
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Since the OP has not made another post anywhere on this forum since 2014, probably won't find out the answer.
If I hadn't apparently subscribed to email alerts you would definitely would be right.

So, I technically still own the trailer but haven't actually seen it in a year or so. I will try to update the best I can.

The bedliner on the roof didn't last. It held up great for almost a year and seemed to flake and peel pretty quickly once we moved out. I'm guessing that it's for the same reasons people complain about Rust-Oleum Restore on their decks: the constant expanding and contract due to the temperature fluctuations. All just my thoughts in regards to the RV roof.

Now, the bedliner I rolled over the edges and other seams on the plastics and aluminum siding is still holding up great. Absolutely no peeling at all (under paint so obviously no fading). Again, this is according to my brother (sitting at his house right now).

That's about all I can think of right now, if anyone has any questions I will try to answer them.

Also, the Rust-Oleum Restore rollers appear to be the same ones you buy for truck bedliner (Restore is pretty much the same too) and held up great during application.
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Thank you for the update and results. Probably the best way to do this would have been to pull the original roof and go from there. But at some point, too much effort for too little results?
Good idea, good to hear about this 4 years later...
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Thanks for the update.

I did two boats 15 years ago or so, one was aluminum with wood decks, the other was fiberglass. I bought some stuff from cabelas call Tuff Coat. On the aluminum it looked great for about a year then it started coming off the plywood. The fiberglass one looked good five years later.

Iím guessing you would have to cover the plywood roof with luan or or something, then coat.

I know itís now offered at some rhino lining stores with a lifetime warranty.
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