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Old 09-21-2015, 11:38 PM   #1
Name: Darrell
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Roof coatings?

I've noticed that the sun and rain pretty much beats up the ZEP finish on our Ventura each year. Does anybody protect their roof finishes with anything more durable?

I'm thinking along the lines of a roll-on type of sundeck coating, or a urethane paint.

This Ventura has taken us from coast-to-coat and pillar to post for six seasons now. I don't want to put it under a cover because we use it year 'round.

Thanks for your thoughts and opinions!

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Old 09-22-2015, 01:52 PM   #2
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I would think that the surface has spots that will still have wax , and it would be a difficult job to strip it all off , and any kind of paint on product would not adhere . A urethane product may discolour over time as well . I use a good quality marine grade wax , a little work but can not hurt.

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Old 09-22-2015, 02:08 PM   #3
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I saw some roof coating at Camping World specifically for fiberglass but can't remember the name. It was pure white and I emailed the manufacturer about tinting to off white. They responded that it was an acrylic base and could be tinted. I don't know if I would put the coating on my trailer but might do so someday.
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:15 PM   #4
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I hear Poly-glo is pretty good. Its what i'm planning on using on my 2002 Casita here soon. We recently got it from somebody in Texas, which ate up the gell coat pretty good.

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Old 10-12-2015, 10:41 AM   #5
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Thanks everybody,

To keep it simple, I opted to recoat (4 -5X) with ZEP floor wax for this year. I'll try to keep it up with regular maintenance coats.

The ZEP hangs in quite well on the vertical surfaces, but this year the sun and rain had completely stripped it off the roof.

Can't wait for winter camping now, winter rates in the provincial parks are only $11 -- and you don't have to worry about forest fires and campfire bans.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:54 PM   #6
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Dicor makes a roof coating specifically for Fiberglass.
I used it on a 13' Scamp several years ago that had areas on the roof that the gel coat was completely gone.
I cleaned the roof with the Dicor fiberglass cleaner and then wet sanded it.
Two coats and it looked great.
I lucked out and found it on Craigs list for $25.00.
The gentleman never opened it.
I think it's about $70.00 a gallon at Camping World.

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Old 10-19-2015, 03:46 PM   #7
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My daughter used bedliner on the bottom half of their Trails West Campster ( it comes in many colors ) and it turned out quite well, could work for the top.
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:26 PM   #8
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What about a good grade of car wax?
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:01 PM   #9
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Go with the Marine wax for boats it will hold up better.

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Old 02-03-2016, 09:15 AM   #10
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I'm not sure is the right place for my question sorry but I have a problem with my fiberglass roof. I want too stip the old wax. What product can I use?
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