I must say FIRE UP, that roof does look good! I too, have a white fiberglass roof on my '98 HR and it sure is in need of some TLC. I have owned it for 7 years and the roof has never been touched. It streaks the white, chalky stuff down the sides and looks awful. I paid to have the whole rig washed and waxed last year...including the roof, but they forgot to do the roof! So the freshly waxed sides have white streaks all over them. I was looking to see what folks are doing. It is REALLY chalky up there; went up to put on a couple new vent covers and everywhere I touched I ended up with white chalk on me. Like the paint idea but not sure that is really the best way to go. Should probably use a cleaner to get rid of the chalk and then some type of wax or sealer/polish. Anyone have any product recommendations? BTW, this rig sits out 24/7. Thanks for the help.
I thank you for the nice comments. Yep, it's a bit of work but, as stated, not only do I love the look and feel, (smooth as a babies b...)but, it's using its own qualities to protect itself rather than adding something to the surface. Now folks, obviously it's your roof(s) so, put anything you'd like up there. I'm not trying to dissuade anyone here.
Maybe it's because ours has been covered for most of its life is the reason there was no "white streaks" emanating from the roof in wet situations. In working up there, and crawling around on the unbuffed sections, I didn't even get white on me or my clothes. But, I guess that if these things sit consistently in the sun for ever, you'd get the streaks and the serious chalking.
But, the work I did and will do to finish the project will have this roof looking and feeling considerably better than when it left the factory. I know because I've been on new fiberglass roofs when looking for a new coach. So, anyway, should any one attempt to do what I'm doing, be prepared for some work, but the end result will astonish you, without a doubt. And I have no doubt that the endurance of such a finish will last for a long time.
Scott and Karla SDFD RETIRED
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I cleaned my roof and used Red Max 3. I put 4 lite coats on the roof almost two years ago and it still looks good and isn't oxidizing although I think I will apply another coat this summer. They don't make Red Max 3 anymore but Zep step 3 Wet Look floor wax is the same. Zep made Red Max for Lowes and Lowes has Zep now. The secret is thin coats because this stuf is like water and will pool in low spots if you use too much at one time.