Post by Vintageshopnut on Jul 1, 2011 10:35:05 GMT -5
Does anyone have any tricks for removing a silver asphalt roof coating? I was able to wet sand it off of the drip caps but not looking forward to sanding the entire roof. I haven't found any evidence of leaking so I can't figure out why it was even applied.
Post by universalexports on Jul 1, 2011 12:13:01 GMT -5
Sorry I cant answer your question but I am also curious about this stuff. I think it is called silver seal, the PO of my camper coated the roof of mine with it, but I dont know much about it, that's something I have to deal with down the road as well.
Post by Vintageshopnut on Jul 2, 2011 13:00:07 GMT -5
I tried Goo Gone which I think is the same stuff as Goof Off. Didn't even smear the silver stuff.
I was able to peel off the heavy stuff with a putty knife, (and lots of scratches to the skin). Since replacing the roof isn't in my budget, I guess I'll just have to sand it off. It came off of the drip caps fairly easily with wet sanding but what a mess.
Post by Vintageshopnut on Jul 3, 2011 17:06:13 GMT -5
Looks like I'm going to have to use paint stripper. I tested a small patch and the silver stuff comes off easily with it. I was hoping to go a little greener on this project but so far nothing else has worked.
Post by Vintageshopnut on Jul 8, 2011 19:29:49 GMT -5
I actually did not try the Goof Off. I went to Home Depot and read the bottle and it seemed to be designed for removal of petroleum based products. I'd have been willing to give it a try but when I calculated the amount of it I'd need, it would have been pretty costly. Also, I'd made the mistake of going online and had seen a product called "Liquid Hammer", which supposedly removes concrete from metal, but they didn't carry it at Home Depot. I found out later that the company isn't in business. In any case, I went home empty handed, so I decided to try paint stripper. The paint stripper worked well, I decided to go that route.
I'm told that I will need to treat the aluminum with something now to get the paint to stick again. That will probably be my next post/question to the forum . If you try the goof off, please let me know the results. So far, I've only tested a small patch on my trailer so if you get good results I may change my technique.
Post by neilandramona on Jul 10, 2011 8:34:55 GMT -5
Silver stuff is called Cool Seal.Of the the things that have been outlawed i wish this stuff would have made the cut,and while im on the subject there are other things that shouldn't on campers like SILICONE & GORILLA GLUE.I'm sure these items have a use but i dont think they were made for rvs.
Post by Vintageshopnut on Jul 10, 2011 18:48:21 GMT -5
Update: I tried the Goof Off. With a wire brush I was able to make some scratches but hardly anything came off. Once it dried I tried sanding it but it became solid again. I'm with you, neilandromona, the stuff should be outlawed!
What brand paint stripper did you use? My roof has the silver slop looking stuff and it's almost like bondo underneath that. Then in places there is the black tar stuff. I have all three vents to replace and the seams have the junk on them too!
Post by Vintageshopnut on Aug 25, 2011 16:58:51 GMT -5
I used a brand called Klean Strip. I haven't done the whole thing yet, just some testing. BTW, I had my trailer in the shop a few weeks ago and asked them what they recommended. They tried everything and ended up with acetone. Its cheap and did a better job than the stripper. Once I run out of my stripper I'll probably switch over to the acetone.