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Old 06-14-2019
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Default Scorpion Roof Coating

I just set up an appointment to have a Scorpion Spray Coating installed on my M380's roof. The lifetime warranty will be nice to have and no more bare aluminum as the paint peels off. I just need to find a better tool to use for removing all the Dicor...something to put on a side angle grinder/drill, hopefully.
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I had the roof of my FC sprayed with Rhino Liner hoping to stop some roof leaks and add some strength so as to eliminate the ribbed steel planks. The dealer had never done any RV roofs but assured me it would work. I wanted to tint it to the same color again they were confident they could do it. I removed everything, goat rails, ac’s, etc. I cleaned and scraped every bit of sealant, silicon and 40 years of crud that had accumulated under the ribbed roof. The job was quoted at $1800. When I picked it up I was pretty happy with the finished product. Brought it home and reinstalled everything. Unfortunately the dealer did not mix in enough paint and within days of being outside the roof began to yellow due to the sun. I also noticed that there were still gaps in some of the body seams those and were still causing leaks. Speaking from experience I would make sure that your roof is 100% waterproof before applying the coating and make sure the the finished product will not change color. Overall I am happy with the decision to spray, the color difference on mine is noticeable if you look for it and I did have to reapply sealant on some seams which stands out but I did complain to the dealer and they refunded the $1800 so in essence I am back to even.
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Old 06-22-2019
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I had the roof of my FC sprayed with Rhino Liner hoping to stop some roof leaks and add some strength so as to eliminate the ribbed steel planks. The dealer had never done any RV roofs but assured me it would work. I wanted to tint it to the same color again they were confident they could do it. I removed everything, goat rails, ac’s, etc. I cleaned and scraped every bit of sealant, silicon and 40 years of crud that had accumulated under the ribbed roof. The job was quoted at $1800. When I picked it up I was pretty happy with the finished product. Brought it home and reinstalled everything. Unfortunately the dealer did not mix in enough paint and within days of being outside the roof began to yellow due to the sun. I also noticed that there were still gaps in some of the body seams those and were still causing leaks. Speaking from experience I would make sure that your roof is 100% waterproof before applying the coating and make sure the the finished product will not change color. Overall I am happy with the decision to spray, the color difference on mine is noticeable if you look for it and I did have to reapply sealant on some seams which stands out but I did complain to the dealer and they refunded the $1800 so in essence I am back to even.
Thank you for the insight.

Today, I removed the solar panels and all of the old DICOR. I also removed the two vent stack caps, since they were both cracked around the base. I am going to clean all the areas with solvent tomorrow. The coach goes to the shop Monday afternoon.
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Default DIY Roof Coating

Years ago, I coated the roof of my 30’ SOB with “Liquid Rubber”. It was a fiberglass roof (not EPDM) and I used white for the reflectivity. Protected the sides with plastic drop cloths and made a dam of tape all the way around to keep it from going beyond the roof and down the sides/front. Did not coat the rounded sides so from the ground one couldn’t see the white roof coating. It was a great sealant naturally. Bought 5 gal pail and did roof in two half’s, front and back half. Once mixed you needed to work quickly. Prior to coating I sealed all the cracks and joints with Eternobond, then went over it and the rest with Liquid Rubber. Results were outstanding with total cost about $400. Didn’t try to tint the stuff, but I’d bet you could. Once applied, it was permanent. And iit lasted 8 years in full sun. recoat was much easier the second time around. Pics of recoat attached with first pic being the”before”. Pretty sure I would not want the roof of my M380 coated like this

https://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Rubber.../dp/B003KA00VQ
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I just applied Bus Kote- 2 coats from 1 gallon. made a huge difference. I also had clear ceramic tint added to the windows
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Van that looked very nice.

Ceramic tint on windows , never heard of that.
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Ernie I just saw a video on the ceramic film looks like that's the cure to keep some of the heat out. Please keep us informed on how big of difference it makes. We spent last Thanksgiving in Weatherford while touring Texas for the week beautiful area!
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hPLv_4BrDPY

Impressive Ceramic Tint video
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Impressive Ceramic Tint video
Cool!
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AEMedic: I've used this type of tool for removing caulk and crud off many things...might be worth a try:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Worx-2-5...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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