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  1. kands

    kands Read Only Funster

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    Hi all
    Had a look at the weather forecast yesterday and it said "Go on Keith, do the RV roof mate"...... Up I went a scrubbed the roof totlally clean. Got the roof paint from Stateside Tuning (discount qualifying plug :Laughing:) and intended to paint it today once it had dried.
    Got up this morning and look at the darn rain, I give in..........:Frown:
    I hope it improves soon as I want to get the roof painted before we go to France next week :RollEyes:
    Please all pray for sunshine :BigGrin:

    Keith
     
  2. Suzy

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    Keith what is the purpose of painting the roof. Is it a kind of sealant as well? I didn't realise you were supposed to paint it. Wait till I tell Bryan, I bet he'll be thrilled! :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    Hi Suzy
    Our roof has a rubber membrane and over the years it tends to dry out etc with the effects of sunlight and general weathering. It loses the top coat and absorbs dirt etc.... The result is that whenever it rains (almost a daily occurance this summer :Frown:) you get dirty white streaks all down the sides of the van and it is difficult to remove and unsightly, so by using a special EPDM roof paint, the top coat is replaced, the roof covering is sealed again and the roof covering will work better and last longer.
    Go on Bryan, you know you want to mate :Laughing:

    Keith

    Ps It has just stopped raining..... Keep on praying :) I need the ministry of The Right Reverend G I think :):)
     
  4. Geo

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    Hello brother Kieth, I would recomend Friday this week, to day is hit and miss im afraid
    G
     
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    Kieth i remember when i done the roof on my RV a couple of years ago :Frown: took me 2 days to give it 2 coats :Mad::rofl: Best of luck mate..... if the weather does,nt clear up i,m sure Geo would,nt mind helping out in France :Wink:
     
  6. kands

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    Thanks Big G
    I just saw the forecast agian and it says several showers today so it'll have to wait till tomorrow now....
    Thanks QE2. I will ask him :Laughing:

    Keith
     
  7. Geo

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    Two days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if im'e up theer more than an Hr ive gorn to sleep
    ps Keith forgot to say start at the back and work towards the front:rofl:
     
  8. kands

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    Hey I was in submarines mate not the SAS :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:

    Keith
     
  9. Tony Santara

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    hey Keith
    i was trying to do mine for months every time i tried it came on to rain
    did it last weekend paint was drying as i put it on
    anyway PlasTCote is waterproof just wear you raincoat
    :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
  10. vanessa

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    Bring the paint over here, Kands ... the weather is loverly!! (well, it is down here, in the Correze, anyway ... can't vouch for the rest of the country!)
     
  11. kands

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    Thanks for the offer Vanessa, very kind :BigGrin:
    As your access is a little tight I think that the roof may get done and look nice but what about the sidewalls??? They may need fixing then :Laughing::Laughing:
    The sun is out today so I am hopeful to get cracking as soon as the dew has burned off and the roof is dry :BigGrin:

    Keith
     
  12. Geo

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    2nd coat on yet matey:Tongue:
     
  13. RockieRV

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    PSSSSTT don't tell him I told you, but he has just gone up now to start painting.........

    Sharon
     
  14. vanessa

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    Oh Lordy, Sharon ... I hope you haven't gone and jinxxed the weather for him:RollEyes:
     
  15. RockieRV

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    Nope - it is glorious here - we are definately rightuous today :Smile:
     
  16. Geo

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    Dont tell me he's stuck in the middle surrounded by wet paint:Eek!:
     
  17. Tony Santara

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    Sharon
    just check he hasn't nodded off up there :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
  18. RockieRV

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    Second coat coming upppppppppppppp!!
     
  19. kands

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    OY

    I have having a well earned few minutes off, if you all don't mind :Laughing::Laughing:

    I will let you know when it is done :BigGrin:

    Keith
     
  20. Snelly

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    Must be "up on the roof" day today. I've been up on mine using lap sealant to seal round the base of my air horns. Some numpty had used normal household silicone and it had cracked and was leaking like mad. Lap sealant looks like icing when you put it on, I had to resist a taste!
     
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