How to remove this roof coating (maybe tar? not sure)

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Re: How to remove this roof coating (maybe tar? not sure)

Postby edgeau » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:42 am

I don't know if you can get it in the US but Eucalyptus oil is magic on sticky stuff. I use it whenever I get glue on my skin.
It even says on the bottle it can be used to remove tar.
You will smell like a Koala for hours ;)ImageImage

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Re: How to remove this roof coating (maybe tar? not sure)

Postby Txbum » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:58 am

Check out hemetvalleyrv.net. They can make siding for you and ship to your lovation.

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Re: How to remove this roof coating (maybe tar? not sure)

Postby Baldy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:58 pm

We decided that we'll just reskin the whole thing with new aluminum. It was also very difficult to remove the old panels without damaging them at all.

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Re: How to remove this roof coating (maybe tar? not sure)

Postby QueticoBill » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:04 pm

Not surprised. Love the pic. Fascinating to see how it is built. You'll have at least one person here eager to see photos of your progress.
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Re: How to remove this roof coating (maybe tar? not sure)

Postby GuitarPhotog » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:33 pm

A previous owner "patched" a large hole in the roof of my standy with roofing tar. I finally got it off with a propane torch (Bernzomatic) with a flame spreader, and a metal bladed paint scraper. I finished with some mineral spirits (paint thinner) and the result was smooth enough for me to install a proper patch bedded in butyl tape.

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