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Old 04-02-2018, 10:32 PM   #1
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Has anyone painted the outside of their shower skylight?

From owning previous trailers for the last 45 years, I know that UV light coming through the shower skylight yellows the shower badly. And quickly. Given that my Outdoors RV shower skylight is clear, I already know it's going to be a problem. I'm thinking of painting the exterior with white spray paint. I want light, but I want it diffused. Has anyone painted the exterior? It would be easier than fashioning some kind of removable shade that I have to mess with every day. It would probably extend the life of the skylight too, by keeping the UV light from hitting it day in and day out.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:49 PM   #2
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This is what we did in our Timber Ridge:

http://https://www.amazon.com/gp/pro...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I mounted one inside the skylight with small 3M hooks to hold in place. It diffuses the light, and blocks most (97% advertised!!) UV. It is removable, but haven't yet done that for any reason!! Also use in Excursion to block sunlight on wife's side window!!
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:02 PM   #3
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I painted mine with Krylon Fusion........white....made a big difference in the heat it let in...
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:38 PM   #4
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This is what we did in our Timber Ridge:

http://https://www.amazon.com/gp/pro...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I mounted one inside the skylight with small 3M hooks to hold in place. It diffuses the light, and blocks most (97% advertised!!) UV. It is removable, but haven't yet done that for any reason!! Also use in Excursion to block sunlight on wife's side window!!
maybe it's my phone, but I can't get anywhere with that link
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:29 AM   #5
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Don't know what went wrong, try this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This works for me on reg computer. Should be ok for you. Seems like the link button added extra junk into the address.
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From owning previous trailers for the last 45 years, I know that UV light coming through the shower skylight yellows the shower badly. And quickly. Given that my Outdoors RV shower skylight is clear, I already know it's going to be a problem. I'm thinking of painting the exterior with white spray paint. I want light, but I want it diffused. Has anyone painted the exterior? It would be easier than fashioning some kind of removable shade that I have to mess with every day. It would probably extend the life of the skylight too, by keeping the UV light from hitting it day in and day out.
I painted mine with plasti-cote(?). The stuff that was advertised to coat your tool handles. Got a white spray can at a big box store that starts with "D". One can sprayed both of my sky lights (2 coats).

I read about this on a forum (years ago?) and decided to give it a try. I would like to thank the original poster with this idea.

The claim is that you can peel it off when you want. I tried a test spot and it peeled very easily leaving no residue. So far, after 3 years, still working great.

It lets in just the right amount light for us. After all, the desert sun can be very intense.

That was my solution. Maybe someday, I'll peel it off, maybe not, I like it as it is.
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When I coated my rubber roof I included the shower skylight. Spur of the moment decision, however, there still decent light into the shower.
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I reduced the lighting by removing the interior surround, and securing printer paper over the inside part of the dome, then installed the surround.
Works great, blocks 50% of the sunlight.
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