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Old 02-06-2009, 09:58 AM   #15
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Hi,

The roof on my 2001 was already white. I used a gallon of the Kool Seal to trim out the edges and seal vents etc. I went with white obviously so it would blend with what airstream already did. I have seen (somewhere ) that somebody did the entire roof with kool seal. It would take several gallons to do the whole roof. I used a stiff paint brush and trowl. Good luck with whatever you decide. Be careful up there for you safety primarily and the safety of your trailer secondly.. lots of soft areas.

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Thank you, Vinnie. (BYW: "Vinnie" is the name of our trailer!)

I did not realize that you only coated the seams. Since our roof is not already white, I am seriously considering coating our entire center roof section in Kool Seal. Our Soverign is an '84 model so this will not be visable from the ground.

I suspect that some of our leaks are coming from loose rivets on the roof / one leak is definately the bath vent. To me, coating the whole center roof sections makes sense.

It will be a little while before I get started on this project, but when I do I'll upload photo's.

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Old 02-06-2009, 10:30 AM   #16
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Good luck and be careful.

There are other products out there to consider as well. If you are going to use the kool seal then make sure its a hot day so it flows well. I noticed as the day went on and it got cooler it was harder to work with and the results were not as good as when the sun was beaming down on the surface. Once you get up there and start working on it have your aleve ready.. my wrist and shoulder were killing me as one arm is working the brush and the other is supporting your body wherever you can find a rib so you dont dent the trailer.. ugh..

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Old 03-11-2009, 04:25 PM   #17
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I (as a Tremco sales rep..) will put this Vulkem 801 - Tremco Commercial Sealants & Weatherproofing on my roof!!!! And the color is a light grey (less differance than white) and is applied like a thick paint. Polyurea (bedliner spray on) is a good choice too but more costly and less DIY involved!
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:08 PM   #18
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where do you get the Vulcum 801 and the costs
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:17 PM   #19
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This is the roof of our 75 Argosy. I used snow roof and used it on the Argosy we have now. I like it better than cool seal. Cool seal is thinner.

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Old 03-11-2009, 06:43 PM   #20
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Our 1974 Tradewind has an elastomeric coating on it. It was painted on right above the awning rail so it's not very noticeable at first glance. We don't know how long it's been on the roof-all we know is that we hate it! Hate it! It's peeling off in large patches in places and whenever we wash the trailer the white pigment drips down the sides making it very challenging to dry it. We'd love to take it all off, but the coating that isn't peeling seems bound and determined to stay on.

We hope this helps. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:23 PM   #21
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where do you get the Vulcum 801 and the costs
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Hi there here is a list of supply store in NC
Representatives/Distributors in Your Area - Tremco Commercial Sealants & Weatherproofing
that most probably don't carry in stock but can order for sure. North of the border , iit is only sold in 5 gal pails (wayyyy more than you need) but this product will grow on you! You will want to put it everywhere. The price? since i am not aware of the US price, don't quote me on this, but suspect a 300$ ish (probably lower) for a 5 gal pail. Hope this help.
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Our 1974 Tradewind has an elastomeric coating on it. It was painted on right above the awning rail so it's not very noticeable at first glance. We don't know how long it's been on the roof-all we know is that we hate it! Hate it! It's peeling off in large patches in places and whenever we wash the trailer the white pigment drips down the sides making it very challenging to dry it. We'd love to take it all off, but the coating that isn't peeling seems bound and determined to stay on.

We hope this helps. Good luck with your decision.
I've been toying with painting my roof too, and hearing about those who've done it, how to prepare and prime the surface and what are the long term issues, this interests me. Any method to lower the summer time temperature inside the cabin helps even if its just by a couple of degrees.

How many people would notice the 'skunk' look? and what would it matter. Maybe if we had a two story house, or lived on a bridge I'd notice. I see the grime and lack of clear coat whenever the step ladders are out.
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Thanks for the picture '84 Soverign, I too have a couple of leaks in our '78 Argosy and was not sure where to 'end' the paint so as not to see it too much. I will consider masking off as well. Looks like Kool Seal is a good choice, but suddenly Lowe's here in Atlanta no longer sell it. Their site shows other dealers, but none close by. Any other brand suggestions out there?
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