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solismaris

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Posted: 04/02/20 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What's the consensus on the best coating for aging rubber roofs? Not tears - I use Eternabond on those. Just an old intact rubber roof where the black is starting to show through in places. I want to get a few more years from it. Is there a coating that will do this?


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I haven’t used any products yet on mine but watch the Dicor web site for coating a rubber roof with their products. They look like it would do a good job. There are several companies and products out there that you would have to weigh for yourself.

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I'm happy with Heng's.


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Asking about the best roof coating is like asking which is the best truck. [emoticon]

I've had good luck with Heng's Rubber Roof Coating. It goes on easily and holds up well. And, no primer is needed. YMMV

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I also had great results with Hengs on my 14 year old rubber roof. Reasonably inexpensive compared to many others. Aside from a good cleaning, no other prep involved. Mine is coming up on it's 3rd year and still looks freshly applied.

Side note; you will be amazed how much cooler the roof will be after recoating. Mine was seriously burning my hands, knees, and feet as I was preparing it. Cool to the touch now.


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I have used Dicor and Hengs. The Dicor is more expensive, requires a primer and you have to put plastic drop cloths on the side of the RV to prevent paint damage from the primer. It looks great two years later.

On my other RV used Hengs to save time and money. The Hengs did a good job. You wash the roof real good, let it dry and put it on.

It takes one-gallon to do a 30-foot RV. This is one coat. I suggest you put on two coats. Do try and stretch the paint out.

I used a 2-inch brush to cut in all the edges and vents and then a roller for the big areas.

The prep is key and it is a lot of work.

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Heng's is better than Dicor. But, if you want the best, take it to a Line-X or Rhino Liner guy. It will last 100 years.

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Henry 587. $95 for 5 gallons. I used it in Az. on my previous 5er and it held up great. Craig

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887 Tropi-Cool® 100% Silicone White Roof Coating

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Thanks for the recommendations everybody. I'm going to try the Heng's.

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