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Old 10-11-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Question rhino line or line-x coating

We own a 2006 Tioga 31M Class C and the area behind the driver and passenger doors get quite a few dings from small rocks, gravel, etc. The area is about one foot wide and 3 feet high on each side. Thought of having it sprayed with rhino or line-x instead of touch-up paint. I guess larger rock guards/mudflaps would help, but would not delete all dings. Anyone ever try these coatings on your motorhome/trailer?
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I had not thought of using either of those on my motorhome but have used them on three pick up trucks. I had the coating added below a crome stripe that runs about a foot above the bottom of the door. It made the washing the vehicles much easier and actually looks pretty good. I live down a mile of rock road and it certainly helped prevent chips in the paint. Two of the pickups were white and one was gray.
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Have truck beds coated one with Rhino and the other with Line X. Both quality products. Have had odd items and seen non standard parts coated and worked fine. A few years ago a dealer coated part of his shop roof to repair hard to find leakage.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:15 PM   #4
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Paint your wagon

If your siding is metal, possibly vinyl but I do knot know, test try, PTM, paint to metal about 35 a gallon from sherwin williams. I used a 3 in roller and 2 coated after 2 day drying. Not cold or humid temperature.
It looked super on a 78 GMC till the day I parted with it.
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Line EX works well enough that Escape Travel Trailers offers it as an option on the front of their travel trailers...
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:35 PM   #6
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Call San Diego RV Center as they offer a spray coating like Line X. I guess the newest, latest and greatest is to use this spray on coating to replace the rubber roofs on MH's and trailers. Supposedly the insulation R value rating is higher with this new spray on coating vs the traditional rubber roof. Also repairs are cheaper and easier as they just spray the place that needs to be redone.

Last time I was at SD RV they had a Toyhauler trailer there and they had sprayed the roof and the lower front end where the rocks were chipping the fiberglass. It looked pretty good. They used an off white color and unless you were looking for it you really did not see it.

BTW I have had Line X brand coatings on two pick up truck beds and both have been great. A friend has the older Rhino Lining and his has a chocky faded look to it. I was told the newer Rhino Lining does not do this, but that is only what I heard.
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Used line X in my last 3 trucks, good stuff.
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That's interesting. I had not thought of using it on the roof. Anyone know if it has been applied over a rubber motorhome roof? My guess is the membrain would have to be removed first?

The only drawback I can see is it would probalby be heavier than the rubber currently in use. But it sure would be more durable and forgiving of abuse.
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One bad thing is, for a roof it is heavy stuff.
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That's interesting. I had not thought of using it on the roof. Anyone know if it has been applied over a rubber motorhome roof? My guess is the membrain would have to be removed first?

The only drawback I can see is it would probalby be heavier than the rubber currently in use. But it sure would be more durable and forgiving of abuse.
Regarding the spray on roof coating. I was told they remove the old rubber roof and all accessories on the roof. This is the same as if you were just replacing the rubber roof with a new one.

I was told the new spray on roof is heavier then the rubber roof, but not a huge difference. It is twice the thickness also. Does anyone know what the rubber roofing material weighs? I would guess under 100lbs total, so maybe the spray on is 180 to 200 lbs? That is not really all that much when spread over 30 plus feet. I think they said it was 1/8 to 3/16th of an inch thick? I would have to think this is much lighter then a fiberglass roof. And the spray on coating does not have to be as thick as you would see in a pick up truck bed, because your not abusing it and dragging stuff on it like you would in a truck.
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I have wanted to use one of those on the lower portion of my coach for some time now. I don't know how well it will stick to aluminum though. I know they are doing Rhino Shield on houses in a variety of colors.
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I saw a new Ram pickup with it sprayed on in Tucson last winter. The guy was from Canada and he sprayed it on the front of his dually fenders to prevent rock chips. Don't know what brand but he said they had colors to match about any. Didn't look bad but not as good as good shiney paint but probably better than shiney paint with a bunch of nicks and dings in it.
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:34 PM   #13
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Most coatings of this type will adhear only to metal they dont do so well on plastic fiberglass or vinyl. We were going to have the whole bottom 18" TO 24" of our coach done but the local guys for line X and rhino advised against it on the fiberglass parts of our coach.
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