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Old 07-03-2015, 01:59 PM   #41
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I have found that farm implement paint is cheaper and tougher and then buy the ceramic additive to mix in.
The problem with that is that most farm equipment isn't white?
Major construction equipment one manufacturer is (TEREX) but they think something of there stuff.
I would think that any light color with the ceramic added would be close
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:04 PM   #42
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Just called the company & their tech services said no primer necessary as long it hasn't been exposed to moister
Well I sanded the roof and applied 2 coats & it looks great, I treated the new side steel with Ospho yesterday and today wiped it down & started applying the
elastomeric paint and it was looking like ****, real chunky wouldn't spread at all so I just scraped off what I put on and now going to rattle can some primer on the rest then go back and sand off the remnites of the other when it dries.
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:11 PM   #43
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Well I sanded the roof and applied 2 coats & it looks great, I treated the new side steel with Ospho yesterday and today wiped it down & started applying the
elastomeric paint and it was looking like ****, real chunky wouldn't spread at all so I just scraped off what I put on and now going to rattle can some primer on the rest then go back and sand off the remnites of the other when it dries.
Thx for testing it out.

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Old 07-03-2015, 02:42 PM   #44
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Thx for testing it out.

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Old 07-05-2015, 02:48 AM   #45
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Sure would have been a lot easier for me if you'd been the first Nat
That stuff is hard to get here in Canada.

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Old 08-07-2015, 01:48 PM   #46
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I ended up painting the roof with regular white acrylic enamel automotive paint. 1 gallon ($35) with hardener and slow reducer sprayed on in one heavy coat with probably 16 oz left over. It has made a fantastic difference, especially when combined with the reflectix window shades.
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:58 PM   #47
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^ yup the florida schools are almost all white-painted roof buses.
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:13 PM   #48
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I read an article that one of the bead liner spray companies made a silver rv roof supposed to reduce heat in the rv. Not sure which one it was
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:43 PM   #49
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White or silver on the roof will reflect a LOT of heat.

Elastomeric paints are for sealing out leaks.

White elastomeric does double-duty but is prone to going flat and holding dirt without some type of sealer over it.
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:28 PM   #50
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i spray foamed my bus so i didn't have to worry about roof color, but in the past we use acme super barrier with a non skid top coat. ace hardware carries it
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