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Old 10-31-2015, 08:36 AM   #1
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Roofing day is today

A friend has a 1993 Southwind with worn roof and we did some homework and decided on the liquid roof as the plan.

Ordered wss the 2 part epoxy primer with 6 total gallons top coat which one was the kit that included some tools and patch material.

Since we have a scissor lift work will be done here starting later today.

Photos to come later.

Plan is to scrub loose stuff and sealer from unit then mask the edges.

Mixing the epoxy and scrub brushing it to get it into existing material.

We will have up to 48 hours to top coat but epoxy alone will make waterproof so we hope to beat expected rain tomorrow night.

This morning is getting ready.

Anyone who has suggestions are welcome to comment as we need ideas
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:33 AM   #2
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I look forward to seeing the pictures, good luck with it.
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How did it go??
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Interesting - looking forward to the photos and maybe a follow up next Halloween on how it worked over a year. Also the brand used (Dicor?)
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:59 AM   #5
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We are using the liquid roof system and starting with the epoxy primer.

So far that stuff is great.

We started by using a floor polisher to scrub the top of loose stuff and that was a great labor saver.

We ordered 6 gallons of material so one kit gallon with the patch in material.

Used patches along sides where needed.

The design of roof is odd ads there is an aluminum edge that forms the curved top but it is above the roof material so there is an area with an air pocket below and it also collects water.

The top of roof has an arch shape to reduce standing water which is good but this design at the edge collects some and that is where it leaks.

Also forcing the epoxy primer into trim at end caps to add sealing there.

The stuff applies like latex paint so easy so far.

With limited time and great coverage of the primer we will be able to apply 2 coats of primer so coat one to seal and will take 2 days to finish.

Next week plan is to primer Friday afternoon then primer will be ready Saturday late morning so after a "yard sale run" we will apply top coat.

Some as found photos...stay tuned!
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:32 AM   #6
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A note for muxing.

The primer is 2 part epoxy type so we came up with a 3 can system.

2 plastic coffee cans labeled "a", "b", and "use"

Inside the a and b are measuring cups and on top of each are a pair of labeled gloves.

This allows non mixing of stuff when making a batch.

Looks like an old 3 stooges movie but you do not need to clean up until fully finished.

A gloves on and dip out some a stuff and return cup to can and change to b and dip out same amount then put that away then application gloves and mix then go.
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More photos from yesterday.

We had applied to about 1/2 the unit then while prepping the rest the first was still like wet paint and collected some mess.

In the morning it was like wet paint but by afternoon when we were putting on the rest of the first coat I rested my hand on the stuff and when I lifted my hand the glove stayed there.

The instructions indicate between 24 and 48 hours for top coat and it seems to be that.

Plan is on Thursday we hope it is hard so we can get on it and sand off any curls and stuff caught in the first coat then apply primer with roller and have it just right for Saturday.

That will be learning day for how the rubber meets the roof...
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Using a floor buffer on the edges and birds eye view...scissor lift is a handy tool!

The photos did not attach so making another one in a minute...
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Here are the birds eye of how it stands last night just as the sun was to set.

Next scheduled work maybe Thursday if it does not rain...whatever that is...
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We painted the whole top with primer on Thursday as it requires at least 24 hours to cure and the plan was for Saturday afternoon to apply top coat.

used a roller to apply the top and brush for sides so we got a good coat with extra where pin holes.

Saturday about noon it was still not really setup but the sun was rising as we were getting setup.

About 2:30 we were ready to go.

Mixed the single gallon and it was like painting creamy peanut butter...What a pain.

We painted the side and around the roof stuff.

Made a cantilever platform to allow working from above.

The stuff self levels and will flow but yiu need to have it painted over then watch it for sags where verticle.

We still got some that came in after dark.

We used an odd roller to apply the 5 gallons to the top and that was okay but the sun went down and it was difficult to be sure.

Suggestions are to do this activity when dew is not an issue as the dew creates a problem.

One also needs warm and not hot days to insure it cures in a timely manner.

Bees also seem to like this stuff as the primer captured about 20 that we had to pick off and last night we captured about 10 so far.

The black things hanging from ceiling are grass catcher boxes that were a yard sale find that normally are for the wood chipper.

They are tapered and about 15 inches square at the top.

We put a garbage bag on them then stuck them in the 14 inch square roof holes for the ac units to keep the rain out.
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We also got clever to avoid getting stuck to the roof...again...
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Here is a photo of the roller we used.

It looks like loops if fishing line and it works perfectly for the top coat.

It makes different sounds as it rolls depending on thickness of the stuff.

It made a great help as we were rolling the whole roof from one side from the lift.

You could tell from the sound if you have enough where you cannot see.

After you get it all coated then yiu do cross hatch patterns until the sound it the same all over the place.

It looks ugly as it is rolled then it self levels and looks fine.
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