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Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by benfrench, Oct 11, 2011.
Got any pics of the final roof?
Here it is. I am waiting for a new main gasket to arrive Friday to finish the roof. I have decided to get a new aluminum awning rail and through bolt it.
I mentioned in an earlier post, i did this once before over the ABS when i only had cracks. It was a wrinkly job and i didn't cover the sides. Held up great for 8 years parked outside. the only reason i did it again was the ABS was delaminating bad including the sides. The Peel and Seal still looked fine. Its really tough stuff and it is not going to come off. Once you put it on, its on for good.
We went the aluminum awning rail route too. : )
When you mean your roof failed, did it look anything like this? I like your method, but I am unsure if it will work with the large cracks I have in my roof. And can I repair these cracks during the winter months in Texas.
Mine looked that bad. To do it right you have to take off the AC, awning, latches and main seal then rip all the ABS plastic off. I would do it when you know your going to have several warm days in a row. Not so much about temp as the foam being completely dry. You don't want to trap any moisture in there. I camped at Fort Wilderness this weekend and saw some done with bed liner. Mine looked much better.
Here is the link to where I purchased it. I purchased a 36 and 18 inch wide roll. http://buymbs.com/p-113-mfm-peel-seal-self-stick-roll-roofing.aspx?vid=8891
I have a 98 Coleman with the ABS roof that cracked up at all four corners, and down along where the awning attaches to the roof. But something no one else has mentions is that the front lip (at the tongue side) is warped and bowed outward. Nothing has been stored on it. Nothing has fallen on it. Now that humidity is kicking back in N Florida, I will be pealing off the ABS and replacing it with Grizzly Grip (truck liner stuff) and replacing the gasket around the whole top. Has anyone else had the warping problem?
We have some sagging, but mostly cracking. We just repainted it with Grizzly Grip, but had some issues with the new black rollers they sent along with the kit. Just FYI to anyone else planning on this repair, we wish we'd have done the first coat with regular low/no shed paint rollers instead of trying to use their black texture rollers - those were a disaster and wasted a LOT of the product. We swithced to the regular rollers for the second coat and it went on like a dream - dang that hindsight! Hope this saves someone else from the heartache and wasted time/prep work - if you want to try their black rollers - hope it works for you, but make sure to have some 3/8" nap rollers on standby in case they don't work for you either...
Ditto for us! Although we switched rollers within the first couple of minutes on the first coat.
Thanks for the insight, how much grizzly grip did you need for two coats?
I have the original ABS roof from the early 1970s. It just cracked all the across but not wide. Do you think the MEK will work on this?
I have a 1996 Coleman Laramie that I purchased at a local auction. The inside is in great shape but, had an ABS roof that was cracked and pulling away in spots. I just completed the roof repair with "Grizzy Grip", and it came out really well. I didn't spray it, I used a roller and it seemed to come out really well. I have a new roof seal on order and will replace the old one that I took off the unit. Don't be afraid to do the work, its not that hard and the results are, like I stated really nice. I will post some pictures of the before and after later on. I think this repair will do the job and I will get a little extra life out of the camper. I bought it for a little weekender, so I am excited to try it out.
Hi, did you use course or fine Grizzly Grip on your roof?
I used the fine, texture. The roller they send, started to fall apart on me. So I used a regular roller from Home Depot. Poured coating on the foam and spread with roller. I had enough coating to do four coats on the top. They say two is enough, but had plenty left over, so why not??
I wish I would have found your post sooner! I made all the same mistakes. LOL. Thanks for all the tips!
you could have used the left over to coat the front and rear panels and the AC shroud. And maybe get some UV protection for them.
Hey bud, how much GG did you use for your roof?
sorry, new to PUP