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Old 10-19-2015, 02:16 PM   #15
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I believe petroleum-based products will make some skylight material brittle.

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Old 10-19-2015, 09:52 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by johnhicks View Post
I believe petroleum-based products will make some skylight material brittle.

What is 303® Aerospace Protectant™?

303® Aerospace Protectant™ is a water-based proprietary formula that contains no petroleum distillates, alcohol, mineral oil or harmful silicone oils.

Here's a link to their site for more details:

303 Products FAQ's | Gold Eagle

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Old 10-19-2015, 10:40 PM   #17
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Two more bits of input:

1) I know three coach owners that had Buskote applied to their rooftop's, and their skylights. It reduces heat gain quite a bit, and hinders light input by estimates of 25-35%. (Per the owners, as I asked them.)

2) When we had our Solar Panels installed, I had a roof top rack installed, and four out of our five panels are mounted on the rack. They straddle there solar dome. No noise from rain, or hail. Light reduced 45-55%, depending upon the angle of the sun. (And I admit, the wife would have liked more sun to come in.) Solar heat gain is non existent. And, I feel the panels above add some insulation value, and help reduce heat loss in cold weather.

Prior that, I used either 303 or Zaino ZCS, depending what I had at any given time, to reduce UV impact.

And good caution to make sure if you do put a paint on the topside, that it is compatible with plastic.

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Old 10-20-2015, 05:51 AM   #18
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Our Safari Trek has a double layer skylight above the shower with an inch or two air space between each piece. I push a layer of bubble wrap up into the space. No problems with distortion after doing this for 6 years...
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You know.. What this thread needs is a Tinfoil Hat... Seriously.

A thin (not foil thing) metal cap to set over the dome custom made, Needs to be just heavy enough that it does not blow off without permission or otherwise attached to the roof (Eye bolts driven into a puddle of dicor into the roof?) so it does sticks around.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:04 PM   #20
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I painted mine black to block light then a coat of white to reflect the heat. no light comes in but that's what we've got light bulbs for.

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