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Old 04-25-2018, 04:27 PM   #1
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Elastimeric roof coating

I have a 1998 Thomas short bus that I would like to apply An elastimeric roof coating to help manage the heat and help with some leaking issues. So far I am most interested in th Henry extreme enviro white. My bus has an aluminum skin with fiber glass on the front and back of the roof. I was hoping for some input on weather I would have issues getting the coating to stick, if it would make a noticeable difference in temperature and if there is a better product than the one I listed and why. Any input would be greatly appreceated.
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:59 PM   #3
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I have a 1998 Thomas short bus that I would like to apply An elastimeric roof coating to help manage the heat and help with some leaking issues. So far I am most interested in th Henry extreme enviro white. My bus has an aluminum skin with fiber glass on the front and back of the roof. I was hoping for some input on weather I would have issues getting the coating to stick, if it would make a noticeable difference in temperature and if there is a better product than the one I listed and why. Any input would be greatly appreceated.
If you have existing leaks in the roof, you need to find them, and fix them first.

An elastomeric paint is like a Band-Aid. It will help enormously, but if leaks exist they will re-appear.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:08 PM   #4
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Henry 887 Tropi-Cool is the bomb if you're in the heat.

Does both jobs fantastically
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:37 PM   #5
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Nothing beats some 3m seam sealer and regular flat, semi-gloss, or satin white paint.
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:11 PM   #6
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I used Snow Roof on my bus. Marked improvement in insulation, looks good and holding up well so far. The only downside is the stuff goes down blue and takes a looong time to turn white. The blue leeches out and runs down the sides. I just hosed it off every day for about a week. fine now.
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:50 AM   #7
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Elastimeric roof coating

Clean every seam and around every rivet/screw from the rain gutters up

Seal everything with some self leveling roof sealant

Then paint over with the paint 2-3 coats or more

Havenít had a single leak in mine
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:33 AM   #8
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Anyone have experience with blackjack stuff from lowes? Planning my first road trip for beginning of June to new Mexico, without ac, might want to paint roof beforehand and we carry the blackjack at Lowe's
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I'm with ECCB. You won't find a better seam sealer than the one that carries that name. 3M brand Automotive Seam Sealer is an OEM grade product...does not harden/crack and is fully paintable.

Use the real stuff and never use silicone sealer on the outside of a vehicle.
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Nothing beats some 3m seam sealer and regular flat, semi-gloss, or satin white paint.
That's a bold statement, but with over 13,000 posts, you gotta be right...

Seriously, I was going to go with Henry's Tropicool (after sealing any leaks). A waste of money?
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