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Post  simonbos Wed 17 Feb 2021, 2:07 pm

Hi
Have finally got around to putting calico on the roof this morning. What have others used to waterproof the roof afterwards?
Somebody suggested floor paint to me a while ago.
Any suggestions welcome.
Thanks,
Simon

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Post  Mark the spark Wed 17 Feb 2021, 2:24 pm

I used just normal household gloss paint on my showmans and roller

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Post  Vapor Wed 17 Feb 2021, 3:40 pm

I used https://www.hmgcoatings.co.uk on my 4.5" Foden.
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Post  lynnr Wed 17 Feb 2021, 8:27 pm

I used a resin gel coat on Crystal as a full roofer.
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Post  simonbos Wed 24 Feb 2021, 7:12 pm

Thanks for the replies.
I ended up using Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Satin paint which has given a lovely black finish.
It dries really quickly, is great to apply and I put on 4 coats using less than half a litre.
Would highly recommend this paint and its less than £20 for a litre from Screwfix.
Simon

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Post  HStannard Tue 02 Mar 2021, 5:37 pm

I used floor paint as it is very hard wearing and chemical resistant, ideal when your covering yourself (and roof) in soot, oil, dirty water when you prime and hot cinders.  Laughing Wink
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Post  mikero Tue 02 Mar 2021, 8:12 pm

I went to Brewers paints and got high performance off white gloss, I will try and look up the name, which just sheds water and wipes clean to soot and oil with no effort. I did several rallies including Dorset without having to re-coat it.

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