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Old 04-30-2011, 07:57 AM   #1
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Please help asap

Hi guys I had a friend apply Dicor Elastomeric roof coating(blue can) on my RV while I was away in business trip.he went to camping world and asked a employer what would be the best for the roof and she told him to get the blue can....but to make a long story short my roof is rubber but on the can it states that you should use it in rubber roof.

The question is will my roof be ok I asked a longtime RV expert and he said I should be fine,thanks
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:11 AM   #2
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Jay is your roof rubber or EPDM? I am not sure that they make a straight rubber roof these days. I may be wrong but I thought they were all EPDM. My recommendations is to call DICOR and ask them. They are the experts and they are real helpful and you will get the right answer from them.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:19 AM   #3
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But there office doesn't open until monday
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:20 AM   #4
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I'm sorry my roof is EPDM
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:01 AM   #5
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I looked it up on the DICOR website and the DICOR Elastomeric RV roof coating (Blue Can) is NOT recommended for EPDM Rubber Roofs. It is for metal, aluminum, steel, fiberglass roofs. I would say it will be OK in the short term but is going to cause problems in the long term. If it was OK to use then DICOR would not make that statement on NOT using it. I would say that Camping World should replace your roof. I had to replace mine on my previous MH because of catching it on a tree and that cost me $5000.

This is off there website at
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Metal Roof Coating
Dicor Elastomeric RV Roof Coating
protects and beautifies metal, aluminum,
steel, fiberglass and previously coated
RV roofs. Dicor Elastomeric RV Roof Coating
is formulated with 100% Acrylic
Elastomeric resins to form a rubber like
coating that will expand and contract
with the roof movement. Arctic White RV
Elastomeric is brilliant white to provide a
superior reflectivity thereby lowering interior
temperatur.
For Use on Metal & Fiberglass RV Roofing
(NOT RECOMMENDED FOR EPDM RUBBER
OR TPO ROOFING)

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. If it was OK to use then DICOR would not make that statement on NOT using it.

This is off there website at
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(NOT RECOMMENDED FOR EPDM RUBBER
OR TPO ROOFING)

I'm not a lawyer, but... I used to work with them. Wording is everything!

The wording is "not recommended" and not "do not use on EDPM"

What this tells me is that the product will not work as advertized on an EDPM membrane, not that it will do any damage to the EDPM.

My "GUESS" is that there may be an adhesion problem on an EDPM roof, and after it has "cured" it may just peel off.

Just my "two cents" for free!

Good luck!

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There are many acrylic coatings made for use on EPDM roofs in the commercial industry so I don't see where it is going to cause a catastrophic failure for you. I suspect it will be more along the lines of chalking and/or cracking. Maybe not pretty but not the end of the world. As far as pursuing a Camping World for a new roof I wouldn't hold out much hope for that. I'm sure the caveat was printed on the can the product came in and the installer is ultimately responsible for reading that.
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I'm not a lawyer, but... I used to work with them. Wording is everything!

The wording is "not recommended" and not "do not use on EDPM"

What this tells me is that the product will not work as advertized on an EDPM membrane, not that it will do any damage to the EDPM.

My "GUESS" is that there may be an adhesion problem on an EDPM roof, and after it has "cured" it may just peel off.

Just my "two cents" for free!

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I agree, it does not say "DO Not Use",, I'll give you another explanation, and the Original Poster (And all readers) A "moral"

First: The other interpertation: "We make a better product for that job"

Now the moral: NEVER LISTEN TO A SALESMAN, for they know not of what they yammer.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:18 AM   #9
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I say call the experts at DICOR. They make the EPDM rubber roof and the paint that was used. I know for a fact that talking to DICOR that there are some paints and cleaners that are petroleum based that are a BIG No NO on a EPDM roof. They know the formula in their paint.
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It should be OK until Monday, then call. Depending on what they say, I would live with it and save my pennies for a new roof for when you really need it. Don't panic and throw a ton of $$ at something that might happen. Just keep my eye on it for peeling/leaking. It's already done - so learn from DICOR what you should be watching out for.
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I also agree that you should contact Dicor because they will know how the two will react and what if anything can be done. I also agree that camping world should correct your problem. The other problem is getting the girl who recommended the blue can to admit she did. Good Luck.
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