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Old 09-15-2018, 06:19 PM   #1
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Fiberglass roof re-paint

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Wondering, has anyone re-painted the roof of your coach to fix the white streaks by using....Rustoleum Topside paint?

my '03 Dynasty is very flat & I'm getting tired of white streak after rains..

If not, what have you used? Not interested in the MopNglo or ZEP application at this time. I feel it needs painted first.

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Old 09-15-2018, 06:42 PM   #2
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I re coated mine with white gel coat and I'm happy how it turned out.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:14 PM   #3
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I have read on other forums of many people who used Topside paint and are very happy with the results.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:24 PM   #4
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I used west marine poly topside paint and am very happy with it.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:03 AM   #5
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If you decide to go with the Rustoleum Topside paint, here is a write-up from the Beaver Ambassador Club

Protecting Your RVs Roof RV Roof Coating | Beaver Ambassador Club
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I did it couple of months ago. Only problem I had was if you pour too much paint in the tray at one time it will start getting tacky by the time it's half empty and affects the painted finish leaving streaks. I really did not care much what it looked like though. No one is going to be up there but me. I did however scrape all the old sealant off everything up there and resealed before painting.
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If you decide to go with the Rustoleum Topside paint, here is a write-up from the Beaver Ambassador Club

Protecting Your RVs Roof RV Roof Coating | Beaver Ambassador Club
I did it last year just as described here. It is pristine. Not to big of a job. Prep is the most time consuming. I think I used just under three quarts.
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repainted mine with topside last winter. be sure to use a mild abrasive and soap to remove dirt and chalking. then rinse well. easy to apply. I did 3 thin coats. matte finish when cured. will not be too slick. so far very pleased with the results. used less than 3 quarts on my 33 foot Monaco.
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I painted our roof with the Rustoleum Top Side paint. Cleaned it well first, masked the edges, and rolled it on with a 5' roller. Looks great and stopped all the white streaks down the sides.
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On my boat I found the best way to clean was using baking soda. It seems to survive lifting the dirt and drying out before rinsing. I tried all kinds of different cleaners, but came back to the baking soda.
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If you want to just clean your roof, look at products by Aero Cosmetics. I have used them and am very happy with them.

Following is an article in Motorhome Magazine on their products.

Dry Cleaning | MotorHome Magazine

The article focuses on cleaning the roof, but they have products for the sides.

What I really like is that I don't have to do it all at one time. When I get tired, or it gets hot, I stop. When at a campground, and have some time, I do some.
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I used Topside, works great. It all about preparation.
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I have read on other forums of many people who used Topside paint and are very happy with the results.
Same here and I was going to do but I have misplaced the paint. If it shows up before my 2002 Monaco Windsor 40PST gets sold I'll paint it. I was going to try the Zep floor wax idea until I used it in my shower. Worked great on interior fiberglass. But, it smells, looks, feels, and applies just like the old Mop n Glo so I'm guessing it is, but relabeled and more expensive. Mop N Glo yellows on floors so I can just imagine what it does on a sun-baked roof.
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Hi guys, this is my first hand experience with fiberglass paints;

I work for Epic Doors which manufactures high-performance fiberglass entry doors. We evaluated several paint suppliers including TruCoat 623, Sherwin Williams Polane 2K Acrylic, and Aquasurtech D200.

We were looking for an environmentally friendly, single component water based paint that was super durable, had great adhesion and laid down smooth.

Based upon our evaluation we selected TruCoat 623. It was much more environmentally friendly than Polane 2K and is a single component and TruCoat had better adhesion than D200 and was priced better.
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