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Old 02-17-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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Smile Painting roof

Does any one paint tops white? as often done 60s 70s eras the tin can gets hot in summer time also would take care of clear coat problem,

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Old 02-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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I had a 98 30 foot Excella. It LEAKED, I painted the top with Kool Seal. Helped some not only for the leaks, but temp.

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Old 02-17-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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I Love Roof Coating

Brings down inside temperature
Seals seams and rivet heads
Allows AC to do a better job
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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We painted the roof of our Airstream white, and there was a noticeable difference in temps. Friends of ours have an identical Airstream, and we parked them side by side for the test. Our trailer was several degrees cooler inside, and I can tell from pa.inful experience the u painted aluminum skin of our friends' Airstream was a lot hotter in direct sunlight than the white painted aluminum of our roof. I was in shorts on top of both trailers , going from one trailer to the oTher. I can tell you which one I got burns on my legs from, and it was not our white roof.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:48 AM   #5
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What kind of paint did you use when you painted your roof? Also what color of white was it? I have some exteror end cap damage on the from of my AS, and the PO bondoed over it. I have been thinking about just painting the roor and endcaps a peal white.

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