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Old 09-16-2016, 11:23 AM   #21
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Mine came from southern New Mexico with a yellow roof. You would have thought that even in 1991 they would have known better.
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:39 PM   #22
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Thank you all for your comments !!! I will take all the input into consideration when painting my bus.

I'm hoping everything goes well with bringing the bus home at the end of the month.

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Here's an old thread about Hytech's insulating beads in elastomeric paint vs plain elastomeric paint (Henry's Solarflex): http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/in...se-9291-7.html. Both products are elastomeric (rubberized) roofing paint. I applied the Henry's on my bus roof for a total of $100. $70 for the paint and $30 for the rollers and paint brushes. All bought locally. And it works great!

As far as I can tell, the colour makes the biggest difference. A white roof is inherently going to reject thermal radiation better than an orange roof. The rough texture of the rubberized roofing paint also seems to help vs a shiny paint job. The insulating beads? Well, in my opinion they're a waste of money. Just apply another couple coats of elastomeric paint and you'll end up with the same thermal results and a nicer, more durable paint job for the same investment.
Just finished reading your thread on the test you did.
2 words on it: F****** GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!

As I mentioned before, I will keep this conversion as cheap as possible.
It seems I will go with:
Henry 4.75 Gal. 287 Solar-Flex White Roof Coating-HE287SF871 - The Home Depot

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