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Old 04-22-2020, 12:22 PM   #1
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External Roof Refinish/Platicoating

Greetings Folks,

Iím beginning to pre-pare for the next project on the Magic Bus.

The exterior roof, including down to about the double black stripes on the top of the sides of the bus are needing attention. Our Bus is NOT a polished finish, and we would like to keep it the original external finish.

My Objective:
1) Use some form of plastic cote(Iíve been told to use Henry 100% silicone Tropi-cool roof coating) to cover the top of the Bus. Weíve been told it can reduce internal temps (in Tucson that's IMPORTANT!).
2) Refinish JUST THE TOP Edges of the exterior where the clear coat is messed up.

(See Pics of the roof).

The steps I THINK I need to take are:
1) Plastic-cote
a. Wash Bus thoroughly
b. ??? re-seal around the vents etc with some form of sealant (Dicor?).
c. Cover VERY top rectangle panels of the Bus with Henry Tropi-cool.

THOUGHTS? Is this the correct approach or am I missing something?

2) Refinishing the roof edges
a. Strip the current clear coating from JUST the top of the bus, from the tops of the windows and UP using Citrus stripper. (Is there a better product to use?)
b. Wash/Clean residual from area stripped.
c. Walbernize: apply the solution in a back and forth motion (not circular).

Again, Any THOUGHTS on what I'm planning on doing?
Will these steps achieve my goal of having a cooler/plastic coated, lovely refinished external roof?

Thanks All !

Todd
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Old 04-22-2020, 12:52 PM   #2
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Todd, last summer I cleaned and coated the aluminum roof on our sunroom with a silicone roof coating. The stuff is amazing, dries quickly and provides a monolithic coat. I cleaned it first with a roof cleaner then applied two coats of the silicone with a double-wide roller. I got all the materials at the local Menardís.
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