Originally Posted by Hiyu
Is it plausible to roll out the orginal yellow paint roof, it it's prepped properly? If so, what is the best paint brand to use?
We wrapped the body of the bus and want to paint the roof a complimentary color, then spray out the cab exterior.
Thank you in advance.
I've roll-painted half a dozen school bus conversion into party buses over the last 5 years or so. The roofs usually hold up well without issues by pressure washing the top, sanding with 60-grit, sealing up leaks, then painting with Rustoleum. The only problem was sometimes low-hanging branches would scratch them and if in the right spot if the paint was too thin it'd chip away a bit which would reveal the original factory yellow paint. But being on the roof the only time I'd notice was if I was up there sealing a new leak or if I happened to look down from an elevated building.
For my RV conversion I'm going to do the same thing. It'll be covered by solar panels anyway, I just want to "brighten up" the original dull white paint for better light reflection where the panels do not cover. I've thought about clear coating the roof after painting, but not much return on investment (time & money) in my opinion.