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Sraycwb 06-17-2020 12:56 PM

Flex sealing roof, from inside
 
While gazing upon my interior ceiling, it occured to me.... Self, your ceiling is clean, no leaks for now, but how about the future?

I plan to paint the roof, not sure of the product at moment... would it help or hurt, to paint bare inside ceiling with flex seal?

Anyone done this before? Thanks!

EastCoastCB 06-17-2020 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Sraycwb (Post 392252)
While gazing upon my interior ceiling, it occured to me.... Self, your ceiling is clean, no leaks for now, but how about the future?

I plan to paint the roof, not sure of the product at moment... would it help or hurt, to paint bare inside ceiling with flex seal?

Anyone done this before? Thanks!

It won't prevent any future leaks if you apply flex seal to the interior. I don't really use any rubberized coatings. I just prefer more permanent and thorough solutions to problems.
Proper use of seam sealer and lap sealant are what prevent roof leaks.

Brain's 97 Diesel 06-18-2020 07:56 PM

I was thinking about spray on bedliner the inside of bus prior to build out. Lizard Skin or Raptor Liner. My thought was to help stop heat transfer, seal inside, dampen noise.

bus-bro 06-18-2020 08:14 PM

I'm curious as to why there seems to be so many buses leaking through their roof seams?

My bus is an '84, albeit a Bluebird All American, and I've never had a roof leak in the seams. It's a northern bus, and when I'm on the roof I try to step only on the ribs.

Just want to know why so many roofs leak?

mhouston 06-18-2020 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Brain's 97 Diesel (Post 392410)
I was thinking about spray on bedliner the inside of bus prior to build out. Lizard Skin or Raptor Liner. My thought was to help stop heat transfer, seal inside, dampen noise.

heat transfer occurs at each rib.....heat gain from outside into inside.....heat loss from inside to outside...... if you touch between ribs you will feel the lower temp.....now touch the rib.....much hotter......i am thinking of taping each rib on the outside with an automotive alum faced heat shield.....and then covering that with 3m VHB adhesive tape....after which i would caulk around the seams of the tape and then paint the whole roof with a quality exterior paint....

farok 06-18-2020 08:49 PM

I can't speak for other manufacturers, but on my Collins (in which the seam runs front to back), there's one rivet every 8-9 inches, which even with sealer, seems like nowhere near enough. After 15 years, the seam sealer they put between it all just wasn't enough. When I repaired my roof, I tripled the number of rivets, and put more sealer in, and it's been great ever since.

Chris

Placeholder Bus Name 06-18-2020 09:53 PM

My bus doesn't leak through the roof seams. But it does leak through the side wall seams. Still trying to find a solution for that, before I insulate.

mortensyn 09-02-2021 07:11 AM

The roof should permanently be sealed at the edges and corners so that in the future, there would not be any problems with leaking roofs or mold on the walls due to high humidity and dampness. I think https://sealwithease.com/what-is-the...-waterproofer/ might be great for you if you're still wondering what's the best way to seal your roof. It can be done by a simple person as well as a professional. The result will be equally good when the product is used correctly.


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