Lots of chips on roof - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-03-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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Can a fiberglass roof be resealed. I have lots of nics and chips on the roof and many finish cracks. it doesn't leak but I would feel better if the roof was solid
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:50 AM   #2
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On a semi-related note... does anyone know how large a hail stone a Scamp will take? It hasn't happened yet... but in Nebraska here... we get hail pretty regularly.

I assume this is why other stick built travel trailers have rubber roofs. Has anyone done anything to strengthen fiberglass roofs along this line?
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:07 AM   #3
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Can a fiberglass roof be resealed. I have lots of nics and chips on the roof and many finish cracks. it doesn't leak but I would feel better if the roof was solid
Hi Steve----Do you have any idea on how you got nics and chips on Roof?
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:18 PM   #4
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Hi Steve----Do you have any idea on how you got nics and chips on Roof?

yeah, I believe former owners were hunters and took it out on gravel roads in the BC back country.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:52 PM   #5
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yeah, I believe former owners were hunters and took it out on gravel roads in the BC back country.
Hi Steve, See the discussion entitled "touch up paint" under "Care and Feeding Of Fiberglass RV's. There are some good suggestions on products that work well for filling chips. Ron W
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:15 AM   #6
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Response to both inquiries, I have a '91 Casita that had stress cracks on the top. I purchased the white elastomeric roof paint from Home Depot and Lowes and I painted the roof of my Casita with it and I did several layers to really put it on thick with a roller, this has not only sealed up the stress cracks, but my trailer stays out in west texas on my deer lease and I know for a fact it has been through some really bad hail storms(according to the rancher some hail was nearly golf ball size where I keep it) and I have inspected the roof and have not seen any signs of damage from the hail. The stones were big enough to break the exterior plastic vent hood for the range, but no fiberglass roof damage at all. The elastomeric roof coating is recommended for sealing mobile homes,rv's roofs and some building roofs. This is not for everyone, because you have to be prepared to lose the smooth shiny fiberglass surface. When this product goes on it will dry to a matte finish, but it is really durable, as I did this three years ago and it really has held up well to the elements. I liked it so well, I painted the entire trailer with it. The gelcoat on my trailer was completely shot so I did not mind the matte white finish. I think I remember paying $15/gal for the product and used 3 gallons for the entire trailer.

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Old 08-05-2008, 06:05 AM   #7
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yeah, I believe former owners were hunters and took it out on gravel roads in the BC back country.
Not that they took it on gravel roads, folks do that quite a bit, but chips on the ROOF? Sounds more like hail damage or some such thing.
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Response to both inquiries, I have a '91 Casita that had stress cracks on the top. I purchased the white elastomeric roof paint from Home Depot and Lowes and I painted the roof of my Casita with it and I did several layers to really put it on thick with a roller, this has not only sealed up the stress cracks, but my trailer stays out in west texas on my deer lease and I know for a fact it has been through some really bad hail storms(according to the rancher some hail was nearly golf ball size where I keep it) and I have inspected the roof and have not seen any signs of damage from the hail. The stones were big enough to break the exterior plastic vent hood for the range, but no fiberglass roof damage at all. The elastomeric roof coating is recommended for sealing mobile homes,rv's roofs and some building roofs. This is not for everyone, because you have to be prepared to lose the smooth shiny fiberglass surface. When this product goes on it will dry to a matte finish, but it is really durable, as I did this three years ago and it really has held up well to the elements. I liked it so well, I painted the entire trailer with it. The gelcoat on my trailer was completely shot so I did not mind the matte white finish. I think I remember paying $15/gal for the product and used 3 gallons for the entire trailer.

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Hey Scott ! Just read your message regarding the elastomeric roof paint....I'd like to try it.....So my question is this....I just looked on the Canadian Home Depot site and found this stuff but it says it's for masonry stucco and brick. It's in a purple can and is made by Behr. Is this the same stuff you used ?? Thanks Mitch
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I would try this WHITE EPOXY PASTE

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