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Old 07-23-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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What protectant for roof and sides

I have a 2002 Discovery that I need to wash the roof and I want to apply a protectant on it and also the sides.

I have searched and cannot find the thread that I have read one time about a sealant/wax that is applied, let dry and apply another coat to protect the roof and I was thinking you could use it on the sides also. It could be bought at Lowe's or Home Depot?

Can anyone help refresh my memory and other suggestions as to what else to use?
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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My roof is metal so I haven't done anything to it except wash it off with a garden hose.
The siding of our MH is Fiberglass so I bought a high end Fiberglass wax and waxed it by hand (and buffer).
Don't skimp, nothing looks better than a good wax job.
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You'll probably hear from a lot of folks using 303 Protectant on their roofs. I use it on a lot of things outside of my RV. It's been described as SPF protection for your coach. I use it on the roof, tires, awning, slide-toppers, etc. Good stuff. Good prices at Amazon, but CW carries it too.
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I have an 02 Eagle. I called the roof manufacturer and asked them about using products on the roof and specifically asked about 303. They said to use nothing. They told me to wash is with a spic and span water mixture, and reiterated to use no product of any kind after washing. I am going to call again and see if I get the same response. Using 303 seems like a natural.

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If you do talk to them again please post their response because at the advise of other Eagle owners I have used 303 on my Eagle with a fiberglass roof and I can verify that the roof has stayed cleaner longer and the white streaks on the windshield have been greatly diminished.
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I have a 2002 Discovery that I need to wash the roof and I want to apply a protectant on it and also the sides.

I have searched and cannot find the thread that I have read one time about a sealant/wax that is applied, let dry and apply another coat to protect the roof and I was thinking you could use it on the sides also. It could be bought at Lowe's or Home Depot?

Can anyone help refresh my memory and other suggestions as to what else to use?
Thanks
The threads I have researched talk about using ZEP floor waxes and sealers. We have a new paint job on the sides with a new clear coat and we're not supposed to use the ZEP products on our new clear coat. We also have a 2002 Discovery with a rubber type roof. I just wash it with soap and water. I would be all ears, however, if there was a sealer I should be using on it.
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The threads I have researched talk about using ZEP floor waxes and sealers. We have a new paint job on the sides with a new clear coat and we're not supposed to use the ZEP products on our new clear coat. We also have a 2002 Discovery with a rubber type roof. I just wash it with soap and water. I would be all ears, however, if there was a sealer I should be using on it.
Looking at your avatar thats a nice looking coach. I'm thinking one day when the decals crack, maybe spraying on new graphics instead of vinyl decals. Mine is a 37U also.

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EPDM and TPO are roofing materials originally designed for commercial roofs. They do not require washing or any protectant.
Having said that, I do wash the roof twice a year and check for any sealing issues that may need attention. I also apply 303 protectant, not because it is necessary, but rather I feel that anything I can do to help prevent UV damage is worthwhile.
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