Replacing the rubber roof on my 1991 Damon class c, but the rubber is so thin in some places, it is taking me hours with a heat gun and sharpened putty knife to remove. Any ideas on how I can speed removal up?
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It will come up cold just fine the bad thing is you have the worst case it done started cracking so it's falling apart I've had them do that before there is no easy thing but scrape it down if you can get some to come up cut in small 6 inch strips and pull it up
Mark Anderson - Nebo NC - western NC - RV Restoration tech - 9 Doggies - Outdoors person
1990 33ft Wilderness Cimarron 33X
Never tried this, but have taken built up roofs off and used one a lot of times. I am speaking of a straight hoe. This is a scraper device that looks like a garden hoe, except it has a blade that runs with the handle instead of being turned 90 degrees like the garden hoe. We used them when I was a young and healthy kid to scrape spilled hardened mortar from concete (left by brick masons) Also taking up flat roofs etc. They can be shapened or left as they came from the hardware store. You simply grasp the handle and push with a back and forth motion to peel the fabric off from the underlayment. Much bigger than a putty knife and able to apply a tremendous amount of pressure with them.
Go to Harbor Freight Tools and buy a Oscillating Tool with Variable Speed about $40 +~ . Make sure to hold it level/parallel with the roof to keep from cutting into the wood. Use the scraper blade. I just bought one to remove old built up sealer on my rubber roof to re-seal it and it scrapes it off like hot butter. After a little use you'll get the 'feel' of it, really easy .
I use an occilating tool to remove caulk - bought a special blade that is designed for caulk removal (nothing sharp) and I suspect it would work just fine on removing rubber roof. Think the caulk blade would be the best choice.