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Old 01-18-2017, 09:05 AM   #1
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DICOR ROOF COATING

Has any one used this product? Results,comments,advise/please
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:19 PM   #2
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I used this product years ago on a rubber roof on our old trailer. It worked fine. What are you using it for? All you need to do is wax a Casita roof????
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Dicor is well respected among RVers who own conventional RVs (with lots of seams). However, a Casita doesn't have seams to seal around the roof edges. For a vent opening or other opening on a FGRV roof, removal of the vent and reinstalling with new butyl tape is the most respected method. Are you thinking of taking a shortcut and simply putting dicor around the opening, to save the labor of R&R?
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:56 AM   #4
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Thinking it would be more reflective and thus cooler. Easier to keep clean with less work [a four letter word]!!!
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Old 01-19-2017, 03:21 AM   #5
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Was talked into using the more expensive Dicor product to fix leaks around vents and over seams on my larger 5th wheel and was very impressed with the easy use of product and the way it leveled out and flowed into the cracks so I knew the leaks were stopped.
It is well worth the extra cost if you only need to do it once.
As far as the roof, if your roof dosen't leak and isnt white, I would think Paint would be cheaper.
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:30 AM   #6
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Dicor lap sealant is often used over any seams and fasteners of items installed on a roof, not just for seams in rubber roofs. It is a very good product and can add another layer of security against water ingress on a roof. I would always use a good butyl tape first though.
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:54 AM   #7
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I've used Dicor products many times with good results on past stick built rigs. Can't think of any place on a molded TT I would use it though. YMMV
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Thinking it would be more reflective and thus cooler. Easier to keep clean with less work [a four letter word]!!!
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Since Dicor is put on with a brush, roller or mop, it's doubtful it will stay bright white for long. Dirt, dust and bits of moss would get stuck in the grooves left by the application tool. NOW you've got a not-white roof that would be even more difficult to clean versus a smooth, waxed roof. Have you ever seen the roofs on stick builts? Far from bright white.
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The Dicor lap sealant I used is a self leveling caulk in tubes. I know Escape uses it on roof penetrations like solar mounts.

I am obviously thinking of a different product.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:08 AM   #10
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Dicor makes a whole range of sealant products. I baught a quart can and applied with a plastic scraper as the brush would get too gummy. It has consitancy of mashmellow and is self leveling.
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Thinking it would be more reflective and thus cooler. Easier to keep clean with less work [a four letter word]!!!
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Still not sure what your plan is??? Are you thinking across the entire roof of your Casita? If yes........like others say.......not necessary. Just wax the roof and go camping.
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Thanks for all the info,think i'll stick with a good wax job!!
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:51 AM   #13
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Barney, I think that is the right choice. I know the thread started by you looking for the reflective effect and not as a sealent but as Donna said unless your camper is not already white you wont gain a thing.
If you haven't read threads of waxing trailers go there. I know the products I use, I only have to wax once a year and it takes just a few hours and it's done.
Stays nice and shiny all season long and if I want to wash it off I go to a car wash just to spray dust off.
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Silver color is more reflective than white. Something with aluminum flakes in it might help. Do the whole trailer and it will look like a baby Airstream....
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Mike,
very good idea. I also have a 31' air stream,may paint it white and have a
giant egg!!!!
All in good fun,
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very good idea. I also have a 31' air stream,may paint it white and have a
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Nah, then folks would mistake your Airstream for an Argosy. How about red?
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A argosy is a air stream with 2 grade alum.,so they were painted.
Sort of like a chevy vs. A caddy!!! Had 'em both. Now tow with a "cowboy"
caddy -2013 f350 6.7 4wd lwb.
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