We suggest performing an inspection of your roof. Look for any separations in your seams. Also around your joints, AC’s and vents check for any loose caulk or areas where caulk may be needed. Our Rubex caulk has been field tested to be compatable with our RVroofMagic, so it will not void the warranty. Be sure any silicone caulk currently on the roof is replaced with the Rubex caulk.
A light power wash if you have one is great otherwise a good bristle brush. Wash your roof with TSP or a degreaser to remove oily residue. The roof must be clean, dry and free of any oil, grease, dirt or loosely adhered coating. You can use either Simple Green or Dawn dish washing detergent along with a soft bristle brush to remove any dirt. We also suggest adding two cups of Clorox for every gallon with the detergent to kill any mold spores that may be growing on the roof. The product is applied at approximately 50 sq ft per gallon. The easiest way to accomplish this is to chalk off your roof into 5 X 10 areas. Once you are done filling in one of those areas you should be done with a gallon of the RvRoofMagic. Be sure your roof is perfectly dry before application. Many customers will tape off their roof with the blue painter’s tape to avoid any possible running. RVroofMagic is ready to use; thinning is not required. Mix for approx. 5 minutes with an electric drill. Application of the product is with a medium nap roller (3/8 inch) not a foam roller and paint brushes around the corners and vertical surfaces. Be sure to put the lid on the can while you are applying the product. Failure to do so will allow the product to continue to cure and will become unstable and very thick. Product is to be used within a month of receipt. Average dry time: Dry to touch in 3 - 4 hours. Wait a full 24 hours before traveling. Should you choose "to apply" a second coat you will need to wait 24 hours. Rain should not be in the forecast on the day you apply the product. However, should a very light rain fall within 2-3 hours of application the roof is already protected. You may see rain dimples on the surface depending on the strength of the rain. If seams are not properly adhered it may cause the tape to “bubble” up or raise as will a rubber roof that lost adhesion to the wood substrate. Applying the product too thick will cause it to wrinkle.
This product is for outdoor use. If you choose to use it indoors you will need a Niosh respirator available at Home Depot or Uline. As the product begins to dry any brush or roller marks will disappear and what is left is a seamless coating. It will be as if someone just installed a custom fit piece of membrane just for your RV. Apply today and drive away tomorrow! It’s that easy. Clean up is with Xylene available at any paint store.