anybody used this stuff?

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  1. hdvrod

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKNgsZ4LHyM&feature=related[/ame]
     
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    a lot of RV's have rubber roofs

    Looks a lot like the rubber roof paint you can get for RV's

    RV Spares on ebay (search under American RV motorhomes.. he has hundreds of adds) .. lots of vehicles have it.

    Bob
     
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    Will have a look thanks, but was more looking to see if anyone had any experience of using it.
     
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    He as experience of it as he using it in the film:getmecoat::getmecoat::getmecoat:
     
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    Yes, we used it on the roof of our old MB608. Applied it a couple of years ago. Present custodian reports it's still like new. We've also used it to make waterproof coating for things like wiring joins etc.. Dip tool handles in it to give new nonslip handles etc. :thumb:

    Plastikote.
     
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    another yes.. same stuff , two coats on a summers day :thumb:
    Just started ..
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    Half way done
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    Job Done
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    cant see the post again?
     
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    no idea.. pics ok on my browser
     
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    Thanks Jim,would you recommend it? and was it neccesary to do 2 coats?
     
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    definitely recommend.. makes a super job.. it also seals any fine cracks in the mastic around the roof furniture..

    number of coats would depend on how bad the roof is, but I would say yes, and give it two thin coats rather than a thick one.. it dries pretty fast, I did the two coats in the same afternoon .. as you can see from the second pic, mine was pretty bad..

    also worth applying the proper rubber roof cleaner prior to painting, gets rid of the chalky dust and crud .. spray on , brush with a broom then hose off.. let dry, then paint.
     
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    To avoid confusion from anyone not familiar with these coatings
    I believe we are talking two entirely different products here.
    The product in the OPs video is a two pack liquid rubber compound
    the product used by the other posters is a single pack rubber coating (paint}
    The very stuff the video chap refers to as the cheaper alternative that peeled off in sheets
    For the record neither item is cheap I and he said cheaper :Doh:
    Nothing at all wrong with either product as always the secret is the 3 Ps.
    Preparation,Preparation,Peparation.
    The lack of which was why he was able to peel it off, if done properly it will, as im sure Jim and others will testify stay put:thumb:

    The two pack system is af course a superior product as it lays down a coating capable of fully repairing a very badly maintained roof is goes down millimeters thick as opposed to microns thick for the other product.

    The common material (paint) is more of a renovation material than a repair product.as Jim states it will repair minor cracks only, not splits.
    I suspect the two pack product to cost at least 8-10 times that of the paint,and the quantity needed is about five times the amount.

    Two large tins will be enough for two really good coats with a small amount left over for the odd touch up, it will keep as it uses no activator in the mix, it just air dries
    The two pack however as stated in the Video is about 25 ltrs aprox 5 galls and will go hard in the tin once mixed, the mixing ratio is usually critical but careful measurements mean you could if required only mix say half or a quarter of the tin at a time
    Geo
     
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    Thanks for clarifying Geo ,..

    I must confess to having not watched the video .. so my mistake for assuming it was the same product I had used.. :Blush:

    That said, Plas-T-Coat (note spelling, that is the brand name ) is a good product and I would certainly recommend .
     
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