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#1 OFFLINE   Shellback


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 03:52 AM

Restoring an old 4 Wheel camper and it has a seam down the middle of the roof. I'd like to clean it up and paint it. Can I paint over the tape, or should it be painted first, and the tape laid over the paint? Looking for the best appearance, but don't want to sacrifice water tight integrity. Thanks! 

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 04:57 AM

Not sure on how the paint will adhear to the tape. I do know that the surface must be very clean before using the tape. A fresh clean painted surface would seem great. If wondering about painting over it and no answer here, try calling the manufacturer of the tape. I have called them before a few years ago and they were very helpful.

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:38 AM

The tape adhesion will only be as good as the paint's adhesion if tape is applied over paint.

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 04:37 PM

What's this roof made-of? If it is aluminum, there is a different process for painting if you want it to stay. I forget the specifics, but it isn't just grab the spraycan and go. Buy really wide Eternabond and cover the whole roof? Lol!

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 06:36 AM

Aluminum requires a chromate primer for paint to bond.  You don't want to mess with any chromate, it's poisoness.

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