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Scooter Alfa wrote:

Time for some Henry's 887 silicon roof coating. Look it up. you will be more than happy. I replaced the roof once too. Didn't last at all, 5 years. I will never do that again. Get the Henry's 887 Silicon. Its made for RV'S.



I just looked up the Henry's coating.
I need to do my roof was dreading having to hang plastic to protect the finish on the walls from the Dicor chemical prep.

Looked into the henry that you suggested and no need to clean with any caustic chemical cleaner. Just use a pressure washer.
Cost for 5 gal of Henry is about the same as 2 gal of Dicor and 2 qts of Dicor chemical prep.

I am ordering the Henry's.
Thanks for that tip!

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NJRVer,
Please let us know how it works out for you.
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I've done two of my rv roofs with Henry. Previous fiver with 287 and it held up great even in the Phx area for 5 yrs before I sold it. Best things... It stayed very white, had texture-not so slippery, and NO more streaks on the sides.
I did my current fiver last year with 587. It's more reflective than 287 and I can tell the difference, big time! We've camped in hot areas this year, set the t stat on 77 and the one 15k AC cools to set point very easily and it cycles nicely. I also sealed the AC return plenum and wrapped it with FG last year but I think the Henry 587 made the most improvement.
I pressure washed the loose stuff off the rubber, hand scrubbed with scotch brite pad/tsp solution for a great prep for the coating w/o needing any primer. Then fixed all caulk with dicor NON leveling and seams with eterna bond and then two heavy coats of 587. The Henry 887 is all silicone and even more reflective so it's probably worth the extra bucks. Craig

I'll take a recoated roof over the original chalky rubber any day, any time!
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NJRVer,
Please let us know how it works out for you.
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Will do, but I found out the top rubber sweep weatherstrip on my slide somehow did not flip back into position about 1 foot from one end. With all the shutdowns I had not even opened the camper up this year until now.
It ended up letting the water run down the wall and onto the floor. Now I have a big floor replacement job ahead.

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C Schomer wrote:

I've done two of my rv roofs with Henry. Previous fiver with 287 and it held up great even in the Phx area for 5 yrs before I sold it. Best things... It stayed very white, had texture-not so slippery, and NO more streaks on the sides.
I did my current fiver last year with 587. It's more reflective than 287 and I can tell the difference, big time! We've camped in hot areas this year, set the t stat on 77 and the one 15k AC cools to set point very easily and it cycles nicely. I also sealed the AC return plenum and wrapped it with FG last year but I think the Henry 587 made the most improvement.
I pressure washed the loose stuff off the rubber, hand scrubbed with scotch brite pad/tsp solution for a great prep for the coating w/o needing any primer. Then fixed all caulk with dicor NON leveling and seams with eterna bond and then two heavy coats of 587. The Henry 887 is all silicone and even more reflective so it's probably worth the extra bucks. Craig

I'll take a recoated roof over the original chalky rubber any day, any time!



Home Depot had the 587 for $89 for the 5gal. However somebody asked in their questions section about using it and the Henry rep answered that he recommended Henry 887 for wet areas.
Now maybe I'm thinking of using the 887.

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C Schomer wrote:

I've done two of my rv roofs with Henry. Previous fiver with 287 and it held up great even in the Phx area for 5 yrs before I sold it. Best things... It stayed very white, had texture-not so slippery, and NO more streaks on the sides.
I did my current fiver last year with 587. It's more reflective than 287 and I can tell the difference, big time! We've camped in hot areas this year, set the t stat on 77 and the one 15k AC cools to set point very easily and it cycles nicely. I also sealed the AC return plenum and wrapped it with FG last year but I think the Henry 587 made the most improvement.
I pressure washed the loose stuff off the rubber, hand scrubbed with scotch brite pad/tsp solution for a great prep for the coating w/o needing any primer. Then fixed all caulk with dicor NON leveling and seams with eterna bond and then two heavy coats of 587. The Henry 887 is all silicone and even more reflective so it's probably worth the extra bucks. Craig

I'll take a recoated roof over the original chalky rubber any day, any time!


You do good work - wish I had a nice, clean dry place to store my trailers.

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Thanks, it IS a lot of work but SOOO rewarding and it's better than new! I've talked to them and I got the same thing... 287, 587 aren't recommended for rvs but 887 is. Actually a roofing supplier on west Buckeye Rd. in Phx recommended the 287 when I did my previous 5er about 13 years ago. I know the cheaper ones work fine but like I said... after seeing how much reflectivity helps, I'd happily get the all silicone 887 for whatever extra $$. 5 gals will do two rvs so see if you can find a partner to split it. Craig

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HD had it for $239 for 5gal.

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How many gallons of Henrys 887 to properly do a 30'(Arctic fox) 5th wheel?

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Thought I would scrub off the bulk of the grime with Dawn detergent and hot water... I scrubbed my butt off. Then applied B.E.S.T., it came even cleaner. I then skipped using the Dawn for the next section and B.E.S.T. worked great. I still scrubbed with a nylon brush, but it came cleaner with one step. Also, I guess the protective coating is a film of somewhat slippery material, so be careful while on the roof. I guess time will tell how well the protective coating works.

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