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Old 05-29-2017, 09:25 PM   #1
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Full body elastomeric paint

It seems to be the consensus to paint the roof with elastomeric paint for thermal purposes. I was wondering if anyone has painted their entire with this product, and if so, how well did it work.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:27 PM   #2
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Elastomeric paint has a tendency to be a dirt magnet. It's a type of rubberized coating. Not great for washing off road grime, bugs guts, tree sap, or oil.

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Old 05-29-2017, 09:29 PM   #3
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Ok good to know. I thought it was an enamel product like most paints. Thanks....
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I have used it to coat building foundations, building walls, and it is a component in some roofing systems. It's a great water proof coating. I just wouldn't recommend it for the whole exterior.

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I have mine coated right down to the base of the windows. It seems to have lowered the temps considerably. I will say that it is a dirt magnet, but it's not terrible. I like the texture and the way it looks too ... but wouldn't coat the whole bus.
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There are clear, gloss topcoats that make it much less of a "dirt magnet".
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COME ON TANGO.
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I was going to ask for recommendations on gloss before realizing it was talked about in another thread a few days ago but I second this
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If you do the whole exterior its gonna make for a lot of work to paint it right once it yellows and starts peeling.
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So is the elastomeric paint durable and long lasting or is it something that needs to be touched up frequently?
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Quite durable when properly applied. And, HyTech makes a clear finish called "Flexi Clear" specifically for keeping the elastomeric cleaner. No pix, but...

Clear water proofing sealer Elastomeric
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So is the elastomeric paint durable and long lasting or is it something that needs to be touched up frequently?
The jug usually says "5 year" or something, but that's on a house. When that "house travels down the road bombarded with debris and mph's it is gonna wear a lot faster. Its not fun working with it when its old. Stuff is a PITA to take off, I'd rather just paint it once with Rustoleum or automotive grade stuff and be done with it.
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Tango....thanks for reminding me to look back over HyTech's website.
Are you of the opinion that when the beads are applied with the primer, the finish coat reduces the risk of the 'yellowing'? I don't remember where I read that, but it sounds reasonable.
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I looked at different paints and ended up getting the Hi-Tech BusKote. I tried it - but I ended up painting the whole bus green... so I have to redo the top - I ordered the Aqua Primer, BusKote, and clear Flex Coat coming (1 gallon of each) - I will be painting it next week - I need a two day window of hopefully less that 95 degree heat... But it takes less than an hour to roll the top of the bus... I will add pictures once I finish!
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