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Old 07-24-2017, 08:23 PM   #21
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here is one experiment done by someone here:
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/in...se-9291-5.html

If or when ever I buy something, I want to test these two myself w/ & w/out sawdust.
Henry 4.75 Gal. 287 Solar-Flex White Roof Coating-HE287SF871 - The Home Depot
Rust-Oleum Stops Rust 1 qt. Flat White Protective Enamel Paint-7790502 - The Home Depot
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:48 AM   #22
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I was skeptical about the stuff, until i put 3 coats on my roof. Its amazing. With no shoes i could hardly stand on the hood of the bus it was so hot. Burned my feet. Climbed on the roof it was actually cold. Like the a.c. was on inside or something.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:37 PM   #23
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I used Bus Kote - and do not regret it in the least - It dropped the temperature greatly. I won't argue degrees - but I really think it was worth it - and will likely put another "Kote" on in a year or two.


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I've also been experimenting with sun shades - and these also help a lot. It seems that the most heat is generated through the windows - so window tinting or covering with reflectix seems to help.



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I was skeptical about the stuff, until i put 3 coats on my roof. Its amazing. With no shoes i could hardly stand on the hood of the bus it was so hot. Burned my feet. Climbed on the roof it was actually cold. Like the a.c. was on inside or something.
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:05 PM   #24
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I've got about 8 years on a Bus-Kote roof. Just today I was looking at it and was somewhat amazed at how good it looks -- even though I haven't washed it in 2 or 3 years. You absolutely must use the clear coat they sell. It makes the Bus-Kote slippery and provides UV protection.

I can recommend Bus-Kote as to its performance as a coating. As to its insulting ability I don't know. Probably any good white paint would do about as well. From my memory, the cost of shipping was what made the stuff expensive.
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:23 PM   #25
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Are there any other distributors of Bus kote roof coatings other than Hy-Tech?
I went to order from them online and was floored by the shipping costs. $175.00 for a 5 gal bucket? What the hell are they smoking? Other places charge 1/3rd that for the same size container.
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Old 07-30-2017, 01:33 PM   #26
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I have a gallon of bus kote unopened if anyone is interested. I'll sell it at cost and shipping cant be that much for a gallon. It only took 2 gallons to do 3 coats. So most likely I'll have a gallon of the clear coat for sale as well if anyone is interested
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:17 PM   #27
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$175 for a 5 gallon bucket vs $250 for 5 individual gallons. Plus shipping?
That's some expensive stuff.
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:37 PM   #28
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Again, if you want to thicken the coating try this: Fillers (3M glass bubbles)

Cheap and non organic. The $10 5qt. container is all you need.

If you'll notice from the test jazty did there is a difference. Three degrees may not be much, but for $10 it's worthwhile in my book.
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