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Old 10-03-2021, 12:41 PM   #1
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I was planning on using white tropicool to coat my bus roof but after looking at the price per coverage area I am looking for something similar but a little more cost effective. Any ideas?

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Old 10-03-2021, 01:08 PM   #2
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White paint seems to work just as well as far as cooling is concerned.
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Old 10-03-2021, 02:34 PM   #3
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Old 10-03-2021, 03:46 PM   #4
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I got a bucket of Henry's Tropicool and am hestitant to use it. Too many complaints of it getting dirty easy, hard to clean, etc.
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Old 10-03-2021, 03:51 PM   #5
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It does get dirty easy but has ground up ceramic (I believe) to reflect the sun better plus it's pretty thick so you can slop it into seams to stop leaks. It's pretty good stuff, mine has been on 15 years and never had a leak.
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Old 10-03-2021, 04:17 PM   #6
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It does get dirty easy but has ground up ceramic (I believe) to reflect the sun better
No, their claim is that it has ceramic micro-beads with tiny void spaces that provide insulating value. The claim has nothing to do with reflectivity and it's physically absurd anyway.
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