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Old 11-18-2009, 10:16 AM   #29
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Bill, I like the sounds of this material. Are we sure about no streaking...I could not find that ref on their web site. I am about to start my reseal/paint on the top of the 94 Sovereign. I am ready now....are you about to start?
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I am basing the lack of streaking on using the product on my own house. It is a large deck with copper flashing as a drip edge. No streaking on that copper in 5 years and it takes full sun and weather exposure. I guess if it were allowed to 'chalk out' it would streak. A maintenance coat at that point would solve the problem, though.
I am waiting on the product to arrive. Hope to have it done by next week and I will report back with how the application went.

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What made you decide to go with the Ceramiflex instead of the Reflectowhite? Are there added benefits with the Ceramiflex? I didn't see any solar absorptivity info on the info page for the Ceramiflex, only for the Reflectowhite?

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I didn't know the Reflectowhite was available. Using a Sealoflex book that is a few years old--must be a newer product. Both products have a reflectance of 86%. The Reflectowhite goes on at 15 mils dry and the Ceramiflex at 18 mils dry so you get a slightly thicker coating with the latter. Seems that they are similar products but I like the ceramic idea a little better.
As a side note, Hydrostop is a company very comparable to Sealoflex--making many of the same waterproofing products. Sealoflex is a smaller company and is based here in Charleston so I try to support the hometeam. Hydrostop may be more readily available in your area and they probably have similar reflective coatings in their product line. Might be worth a little research.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:52 AM   #30
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Melody,
I am basing the lack of streaking on using the product on my own house. It is a large deck with copper flashing as a drip edge. No streaking on that copper in 5 years and it takes full sun and weather exposure. I guess if it were allowed to 'chalk out' it would streak. A maintenance coat at that point would solve the problem, though.
I am waiting on the product to arrive. Hope to have it done by next week and I will report back with how the application went.



Mary,
I didn't know the Reflectowhite was available. Using a Sealoflex book that is a few years old--must be a newer product. Both products have a reflectance of 86%. The Reflectowhite goes on at 15 mils dry and the Ceramiflex at 18 mils dry so you get a slightly thicker coating with the latter. Seems that they are similar products but I like the ceramic idea a little better.
As a side note, Hydrostop is a company very comparable to Sealoflex--making many of the same waterproofing products. Sealoflex is a smaller company and is based here in Charleston so I try to support the hometeam. Hydrostop may be more readily available in your area and they probably have similar reflective coatings in their product line. Might be worth a little research.
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Need to do this to my 62 Ambassador ... how are you going to apply it?
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:47 PM   #31
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Need to do this to my 62 Ambassador ... how are you going to apply it?
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I was planning to mask off the one large panel on the roof bringing the product down to the big awning on the curbside and stopping where the end caps start. Plan to apply with a brush and roller. Their other products lay down nicely as long as you keep a wet edge and don't apply it in direct sun -- imagine this will do the same.
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I was planning to mask off the one large panel on the roof bringing the product down to the big awning on the curbside and stopping where the end caps start. Plan to apply with a brush and roller. Their other products lay down nicely as long as you keep a wet edge and don't apply it in direct sun -- imagine this will do the same.
Can it be sprayed by air or airless?
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:13 PM   #34
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The spec sheet reads that it may be applied by brush, roller, or airless spray equipment. I've never sprayed any of their products--they are very thick.
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The spec sheet reads that it may be applied by brush, roller, or airless spray equipment. I've never sprayed any of their products--they are very thick.
??????? is this stuff really for airstreams? Inquiring minds want to know ...
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Ceramiflex is on the roof

Well, got the Ceramiflex and applied it to the roof.
Taped the edges with painters tape and applied three coats with brush and roller. It laid down nicely--no brush strokes evident. Has a nice even texture.
Took the Airstream out this weekend but it was so cold there was no way to tell how much difference it makes to the interior temperature. Will have to wait until warmer temperatures to know that.
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The instructions say to give it a good washing to make the surface free of dirt or grease. Used the same car wash detergent I usually use on the Airstream and then applied the product the next day.
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Nice job, something I may consider. I just stripped the clear coat of just the top where there was wear. Maybe better than clearcoat or just wax.

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Well, got the Ceramiflex and applied it to the roof.
Some time has passed. How is the Ceramiflex holding up? How did it perform during the summer?
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