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Offline John316

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Roof sealant or coating
« on: August 08, 2010, 06:55:24 PM »
We are looking at coating our roof this week.

What have people used, and what works the best. We are thinking a brilliant white. We obviously don't want anything that will chalk up our bus.

I remember Anja (divinerrightstrip) had something from Home Depot that she used. I don't remember the product.

What other products are out there?

Ideas or suggestions?

Thanks.

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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 07:13:44 PM »
John, give Jim Smith a ring at Smith's Ultimate Lining in ALB  NM  1-888-301-1403 that is some good stuff insulates ,helps with the sound, will  protect you from the hail you guys get in the land of OZ easy to clean and will last forever he does a lot of buses and RV'S he can spray it in any color.
Tell him you are friend of mine then he will charge you double LOL check his web www.smithsultimate.com

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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 07:51:58 PM »
DO NOT USE kool roof or its kin(5 gal bucket, latexy stuff) from home cheapo streaks down the sides and mildews badly....very unsatisfactory ..I had to apply yearly as the rain and intense fl. sun broke it down.......there is a long thread on BNO last week under ceramic paint that will help you.
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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 09:41:27 PM »
I rolled on a Henry's product I bought at Lowes back in 04, no chaulking and I like it. It's an elastomeric white roof coating.

Clifford does have a great idea, but I didn't know him back then! ::)
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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 10:25:19 AM »
I rolled on a Henry's product I bought at Lowes back in 04, no chaulking and I like it. It's an elastomeric white roof coating.

Clifford does have a great idea, but I didn't know him back then! ::)

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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 10:32:17 AM »
Which Henry's product did you use?
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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 10:42:01 AM »
For the portions of the roof which will not be covered by solar, deck, etc, I am considering a thick layer of reflective foil (possibly gold-tinted), doped directly to the coach roof and to the sides between windows and stainless lower half.

The one problem with this is that after I get the deck up there, the reflection from the roof might be annoying, requiring a shade between the deck and the back half of the coach.

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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 10:56:47 AM »
Anyone used a product called Black Jack ultra 1000? It's available at Lowes, and claims heat reduction of 30% and stays flexible too.
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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010, 11:52:08 AM »
Yeah! That was me, I used BlackJack.
It was just a basic white, Elastomeric paint. I was looking for Henry's, but couldn't find the stuff anywhere in Rhode Island.

So far, so good! I mean, it was easy to put on, has been resistant to the moldy filth that the tree above the bus likes to share... flexible, yes. Of course, "Urge" hasn't really GONE ANYWHERE yet, or moved around, but I walk on the top of my bus a bit and haven't damaged it or anything. :)
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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010, 12:08:44 PM »
Which Henry's product did you use?

I don't rememeber.  I just bough the latest and greatest or so claimed anyway.  Sanded the top and put on 3 heavy coats.
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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2010, 01:06:57 PM »
I used Kool Seal and have not had a problem yet, but things do not mildew much in the desert.  I had considered using the similar Henrys product, and it probably would have been about the same, but I called the company and they said that they do not recommend it for RV use.  Kool Seal, of course, markets it for RV's.  I'm sure that there are better products like the ceramic ones mentioned, but this works fine.
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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010, 03:00:09 PM »
Which Henry's product did you use?

Sorry, it must have been Home Depot, because I found it on their site.

I'm pretty sure this is it.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xgg/R-100051140/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2010, 03:14:33 PM »
John, if you really want to use that stuff  www.bestmaterials.com sells all different brands of it and yes they sell about 3 or 4 different grades of Henry also with some better brands

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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2010, 04:12:44 PM »
Thanks for the replies folks. That gives us some good options.

Clifford, I don't have any particular thing in mind. Money isn't really an issue, so we really aren't looking for just cheap. I don't think that Jim's will work out, because I am not sure when we will be back through that area.....

We really don't want our walls chalked. Are you all saying that the Henry's and Kool seal chalks?

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Re: Roof sealant or coating
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2010, 05:25:19 PM »
I've had good luck with the Henry's Solar cool.
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