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Old 12-05-2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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Question Painted AS Roofs

Went to a local AS polisher/rebuilder Saturday. He had at least 30 AS's he is working on polishing and rebuilding. I noticed that he sprays a white rubbery substance on the roof area of some of the coaches he rebuilds. He said that this substance is rather thick and keeps the coach about 10 degrees cooler in the hot summer sun. Has anyone ever heard of doing this? Also it is a good idea.
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Old 12-05-2004, 11:15 PM   #2
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ardenrj - there is some reasearch on exactly this subject here on the forum...do a search for "white roof" or "White panel". I can't find the thread but a few members actually setup a sample test using different paints and measure the temps.

As for what it is...likely to be white Kool Seal. It's available from almost any RV dealer and from Camping World. There is a special version for metal roofs and a primer as well.

Also, most new AS have the top panel painted white. I know this is the plan for mine....less area to polish!
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Old 12-06-2004, 10:24 AM   #3
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Went to a local AS polisher/rebuilder Saturday. He had at least 30 AS's he is working on polishing and rebuilding. I noticed that he sprays a white rubbery substance on the roof area of some of the coaches he rebuilds. He said that this substance is rather thick and keeps the coach about 10 degrees cooler in the hot summer sun. Has anyone ever heard of doing this? Also it is a good idea.

Try this: http://www.airforums.com/forum...6976#post36976
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Old 12-06-2004, 10:26 AM   #4
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Went to a local AS polisher/rebuilder Saturday. He had at least 30 AS's he is working on polishing and rebuilding. I noticed that he sprays a white rubbery substance on the roof area of some of the coaches he rebuilds. He said that this substance is rather thick and keeps the coach about 10 degrees cooler in the hot summer sun. Has anyone ever heard of doing this? Also it is a good idea.
Here is another: http://www.airforums.com/forum...&threadid=9246
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Old 12-06-2004, 01:29 PM   #5
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Check out the following posting for the tests that I did on various coatings.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=13363

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I was sad when my hub painted the top white, but it REALLY does keep the roof cooler. We are in the stripped to the outside metal mode. And it definately feels hotter inside. 10 degrees or more in the TX sun. Since I'm so short I can't see it anyway, but the "AS purist" in me was offended for a while. Silver suz. P.S. we got our paint from AFM paints as they have low or no VOC's.
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Thumbs up Painting the Argosy roof with Kool Seal

We will be painting our Argosy in the spring.. Fantastic fans first and than the Paint job.. than the Kool Seal for the roof.. will help with any leaks for the future.. have none now and hope it will remain so.. Annie
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OOPS! I meant the touching the metal on the inside that wasn't painted was MUCH hotter than the inside metal that had been painted white on the outside. I.E. the white paint really works. Sorry, silver suz
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