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Old 07-23-2017, 04:29 PM   #1
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Are there any other distributors of Bus kote roof coatings other than Hy-Tech?
I went to order from them online and was floored by the shipping costs. $175.00 for a 5 gal bucket? What the hell are they smoking? Other places charge 1/3rd that for the same size container.
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Are there any other distributors of Bus kote roof coatings other than Hy-Tech?
I went to order from them online and was floored by the shipping costs. $175.00 for a 5 gal bucket? What the hell are they smoking? Other places charge 1/3rd that for the same size container.
Flat white rustoleum is $25 a gallon. A gallon will do the whole roof, its pretty thin.
A tube of 3M seam sealant is $15 at autozone. For $55 or so you could totally seal it up right and paint it. Weekend project.
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Old 07-23-2017, 04:35 PM   #3
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:14 PM   #4
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The purpose of bus kote is not to just paint, It is a thick elastomeric insulating roof coating.
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The purpose of bus kote is not to just paint, It is a thick elastomeric insulating roof coating.
Yeah, and after a while it peels, yellows, and stuff sticks to it.
Its an expensive placebo type solution to actually fixing the leaks and painting it.
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This has nothing to do with leaks. Buskote has insulating properties against heat and cold, prevents condensation of the ceiling and when applied properly does not peel or yellow. This stuff is made especially for bus roofs. Please check out the product before making claims like that. This is a proven roof coating, and still doesn,t answer me origional guestion.
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this topic comes up often.
People usually ask about what to paint their bus with in regards to reflecting heat.
I would assume if you are worry about cold weather, then a good/proper interior insulation is the answer.
A few members have done tests to verify that the cheap stuff works as well (or better) than the expensive stuff.
No idea if there is a cheaper way to get the product you were initially asking.
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My issue isn't the product price but the shipping cost. other places i have checked for similar stuff are charging 1/3 the shipping.
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This has nothing to do with leaks. Buskote has insulating properties against heat and cold, prevents condensation of the ceiling and when applied properly does not peel or yellow. This stuff is made especially for bus roofs. Please check out the product before making claims like that. This is a proven roof coating, and still doesn,t answer me origional guestion.
This comes up so much. No need to get all bent out of shape dude. I'm VERY familiar with it.
Its just elsastomeric roof paint with placebo "nasa beads".
Just trying to save you a bunch of money, but you know what they say about leading horses to water.
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I was bound and determined to use Bus Kote. Then I started researching and came across a post on here where someone did an actual experiment measuring the ability of different paints to reduce the temperature of the metal. I think they found that mixing sawdust into paint worked better than buskote.
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