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Old 03-04-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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Anyone tell me what's on the roof ?

And should we leave it alone unless it starts to leak? Looks icky but I can deal with that if it doesn't leak. I guess we don't wax that... just spray it off every few months?


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Old 03-04-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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Whats on the roof?

Are you talking about that stuff that looks like cement? or the duct tape blowout patch on the skylight? or that big tree branch behind the skylight? or all the obove?
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Hello and welcome to iRV2, sorry I can't help you with your question, I have never seen a roof that looked like that. Hope you can find an answer to your question.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
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looks like Kool Seal.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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Or driveway sealer!
Sorry I couldn't help myself. I've never seen anything like that. As far as the vent goes there is a better way than using duct tape.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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The gray seal stuff all over the roof. I understand about the vent and the duct tape... we just bought this old lady last week, it's in the shop for engine stuff this week. I have no clue what they sealed the top with. Looks gross though, doesn't it!
I'll have to look up Kool Seal. The branch...well, it came free with the old lady! LOL!
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That looks almost "Alien"!

It may have been a case of try to fix the leak, didn't work, maybe I'll put a bit more on, that didn't do it........may as well cover everything in site........

AHHH, that worked!
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Just put on a couple coats of an elastomeric roof coating, like Snow Roof or Kool Seal. It will be nice and white and pretty, and the coating will help seal any cracks in the gray stuff.
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Looks like roof sealant I use to use on trailers years ago you can put it on sloppy or neatly.
You can recover with the new white sealants but make sure the old is not flaking off the surface.
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Thank you all!
I'm gonna see if it leaks first before I mess with it. It doesn't appear inside it has had any fresh leaks, a little damage from long ago it seems. Plenty of other money sucking things to do with it first! Looks come last, function first.
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looks like Kool Seal.
Yes it almost does. I suppose if it's not leaking leave well enough alone. Welcome to the forum as well. Hope you enjoy your travels.
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If it's slightly silvery it's mobile roof coating compound that has aluminum flake in it to help boost its reflectivity. It's not quite as flexible as standard snow roof, but does the same thing. If it's flat grey, it's a snow roof primer coat that never got the finish coat of white applied over it.
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Looks like roof sealant I use to use on trailers years ago you can put it on sloppy or neatly.
You can recover with the new white sealants but make sure the old is not flaking off the surface.
I agree, just what it looks like. But it is an admission of our age.
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looks like Kool Seal.
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If it's slightly silvery it's mobile roof coating compound that has aluminum flake in it to help boost its reflectivity. It's not quite as flexible as standard snow roof, but does the same thing. If it's flat grey, it's a snow roof primer coat that never got the finish coat of white applied over it.
Absolutely!

My rig had a coat of the same 'Aluminum Fibered Roof Coating' on it too.. Prolly 'cause it has an aluminum roof and the POs thought 'What the hey! Its the same as a mobile home!'.

Leave it unless it leaks..
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