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Old 08-01-2004, 10:54 PM   #1
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Exclamation Do you have rubber coating on the roof?

Do you have this on your A/S? I'm STRONGLY considering it, and would like to hear from you if you have done it.

I'd love to see pics of the finished product...

I'd also like to know the various methods that have been used...

Looks like Snow Roof and Kool Seal are the main choices, and are both from the same company... I emailed them and asked for their suggestions on use of their products over aluminum with clear coating on it...

If you've done this, PLEASE help me out by showing and telling...
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:01 AM   #2
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Those spray in bed liner people are begginning to advertise that they can custom color that stuff. Perhaps spray the roof with it in silver?
I saw an Airstream the other day with sprayon bedliner gravel guards in a medium dark grey metalic. This unit also had done the roof end to end from about 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock as you look at the curve of the end caps. I wish now I had the camera with me so I could have had a pic. I bet the spray on stopped any leaks.
The medium grey color on the roof made the Airstream look a little skunk like if you can picture it in your mind.
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Old 08-04-2004, 01:37 PM   #3
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Anyone have a pic of their Elastomeric coated roof? Pretty please???
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Old 08-04-2004, 02:07 PM   #4
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Richardt, this is America.
The titled owner can do with his Airstream what he so desires.
You don't sound happy about that.
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Old 08-04-2004, 02:08 PM   #5
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Do it!

There are many that have done this successfully. It certainly has some benefits, like cooler temps inside of unit, sealing seams, covering blemishes, less polish time on polished trailers. Less maintenance.

Check with Fred here on the forum. He did it to his Bambi and it looks good. I have seen it done on other units too.

I think there may even be a procedure about it on this forum.

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Old 08-04-2004, 02:46 PM   #6
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Richardt, this is America.
The titled owner can do with his Airstream what he so desires.
You don't sound happy about that.
"this is America"


What except for me? I post my opinion, did not tell anyone to do or not to do anything.
I erased my post because yours made it look as if it were something it was not.
I could not care less what others do with their stuff. I am neither unhappy nor do I care if someone wants to spray bedliner on their roof, or paint it purple.
The thing that does make me unhappy is that you would read more into my post then was there and post a comment about my comment.
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Old 08-04-2004, 03:49 PM   #7
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"this is America"


... nor do I care if someone wants to spray bedliner on their roof, or paint it purple.
Oh good god! PLEASE don't let my wife see this post. She'll want me to paint the trailer purple...

I'm dealing with a trailer that will never be worth much, since I don't want to put the money in it. It's a "use for a couple years till we can afford a nice one" deal. I just want to make sure I get all the leaks, and that the interior will stay a little cooler for my wife's comfort. I've seen this applied to aluminum before and it looks good as long as it's done right, and as long as you use quality materials. It will cover some blemishes and keep me from crawling on top of the trailer to polish it.

That said, I know it's been done to A/S's before... My sole reason for this post was to solicit pictures from forum members that HAVE done it.

Please, please... If you've done it can you provide a pic?
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Old 08-04-2004, 05:58 PM   #8
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"this is America"


What except for me? I post my opinion, did not tell anyone to do or not to do anything.
I erased my post because yours made it look as if it were something it was not.
I could not care less what others do with their stuff. I am neither unhappy nor do I care if someone wants to spray bedliner on their roof, or paint it purple.
The thing that does make me unhappy is that you would read more into my post then was there and post a comment about my comment.

You erased your first post! Too funny.
I should have provided it in quotes in my reply so the evidence would have been preserved.
Some people just take life way too seriously.
May I suggest a vacation?...soon?
Hahaha...this is too funny.
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Old 08-04-2004, 06:20 PM   #9
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You erased your first post! Too funny.
I should have provided it in quotes in my reply so the evidence would have been preserved.
Some people just take life way too seriously.
May I suggest a vacation?...soon?
Hahaha...this is too funny.
Evidence?

I find it difficult to answer your posts, I am confused by you, what are your intentions here?
Do you have something worthwile to discuss with me? Or are you trying to attack me or instigate something?
I am here to relax
Find someone else to attempt to push their buttons.
And kindly leave me alone.

Moderators please watch this thread for further signs of mental illness and take appropriate action.

Just to let you know, in my first post I said IMO that I have seen sprayed on bedliner on An Airstream and it looked like dookie and IMO it would devalue it as much as hitting it with a hammer. And that it would be a bear for the next owner to remove.

This was My opinion, for some reason this person has taken it personally and thinks that I am upset at something, they are confused, check all my posts, they are all positive and usally helpfull, I really enjoy being a member here, but this person is taking some of the fun out of it.

Sorry I made you so mad that you feel you must retaliate, that was not my intention.
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Old 08-04-2004, 08:06 PM   #10
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I'm not talking about spray on bed-liner though... I am talking about something that's been used in the RV world for ages... Just asking for PICS of a completed one...
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I have a week off from work this month and my goal is to complete the final phase of the polishing job on our ’84 Sovereign.
I’ve been trying to decide what to do about the roof – I really don’t want to polish it. The clear coat is shot and basically nonexistent on about 90% of the roof. And believe it or not, we also have a leak or two.
Ivlamica did a fantastic looking job on his roof seen here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=662446&postcount=17
I have tried my best by using the “search” feature to find some photos and information about what works best for a white reflective roof coating and sealer. I really could not find any information on the Forum convincing enough for me to plunge into such a project.
Dbtolman did not get his wish for pictures in this thread so I thought I would ask again…
Cheers.
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I have a week off from work this month and my goal is to complete the final phase of the polishing job on our ’84 Sovereign.
I’ve been trying to decide what to do about the roof – I really don’t want to polish it. The clear coat is shot and basically nonexistent on about 90% of the roof. And believe it or not, we also have a leak or two.
Ivlamica did a fantastic looking job on his roof seen here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=662446&postcount=17
I have tried my best by using the “search” feature to find some photos and information about what works best for a white reflective roof coating and sealer. I really could not find any information on the Forum convincing enough for me to plunge into such a project.
Dbtolman did not get his wish for pictures in this thread so I thought I would ask again…
Cheers.

The newer trailers have the middle of the roof painted white, I think the bedliner may be ok also.
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Here we see the aluminum sheets used for the roof assembly. Each sheet has been coated with white pre-baked enamel paint. This paint reduces the trailer's temperature up to seven degrees, requires no maintenance, other than normal cleaning and waxing, and prevents black streaks from forming on the sides of the trailer. The aluminum sheet, along with the other roof assembly pieces, are riveted together and holes for the roof air conditioner, ceiling fans, and bath fans are made.
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Here we see the aluminum sheets used for the roof assembly. Each sheet has been coated with white pre-baked enamel paint. This paint reduces the trailer's temperature up to seven degrees, requires no maintenance, other than normal cleaning and waxing, and prevents black streaks from forming on the sides of the trailer. The aluminum sheet, along with the other roof assembly pieces, are riveted together and holes for the roof air conditioner, ceiling fans, and bath fans are made.

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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