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Old 09-11-2019, 02:12 PM   #1
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Tropicool as body paint

Has anyone used Tropicool to coat the whole bus?

Since it comes in the color I want, the only down side I can think of is the cost.

I like the water resistance and insulation properties, just wondering if it does anything obnoxious if it's applied to a vertical surface or exposed to road debris at 60 mph.

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Has anyone used Tropicool to coat the whole bus?

Since it comes in the color I want, the only down side I can think of is the cost.

I like the water resistance and insulation properties, just wondering if it does anything obnoxious if it's applied to a vertical surface or exposed to road debris at 60 mph.

What kind of paint are you planning that $40/g Tropicool is a down side. Implement paint runs $40/qt.
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Has anyone used Tropicool to coat the whole bus?

Since it comes in the color I want, the only down side I can think of is the cost.

I like the water resistance and insulation properties, just wondering if it does anything obnoxious if it's applied to a vertical surface or exposed to road debris at 60 mph.

If it starts peeling it will be even less fun to remove than plasti-dip.
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What kind of paint are you planning that $40/g Tropicool is a down side. Implement paint runs $40/qt.
Rusto type stuff is $25 a gallon here.
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If it starts peeling it will be even less fun to remove than plasti-dip.
Yeah, I've read about silicone based paint contaminating whatever it's applied to which is why I wanted to get some other opinions before slapping it on all willy nilly.
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Don't think tropi-cool is for vertical surfaces, and the paint is like rubber. It would tear if something gouged it.
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Don't think tropi-cool is for vertical surfaces, and the paint is like rubber. It would tear if something gouged it.

Thanks for the info, all. I guess the Protective Enamel route is the way to go.
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