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Lhm 12-08-2012 01:08 PM

Silver coat done properly?
 
Check out these pics. Does this look right to you?

http://cdn.imghack.se/medium/f38a55f...f93720b32f.jpg

http://cdn.imghack.se/medium/ad71f20...43d9b65b34.jpg

joecaption 12-08-2012 01:51 PM

Ok, so what are we looking at?

Lhm 12-08-2012 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1068970)
Ok, so what are we looking at?

Silver coat

AndyWRS 12-08-2012 06:44 PM

I would agree, it looks wrong. Almost looks like a spill and not a carefully applied coating. Maybe its the pics or the angle of them, but it looks like a spill not a coating at all to me.

OldNBroken 12-08-2012 06:56 PM

Did you mix the buckets well prior to application? If not then you oiled your roof very nicely.:thumbup: Was this picture taken immediately after application?
Could just be the picture.

Basically, if your roof looks silver then yes, you did it correctly. Hard to mess up.

Does your roof look bright and shiny silver?

Lhm 12-08-2012 08:26 PM

Pic was taken 3 days after application. The roof is pitched.

1950home 12-08-2012 08:34 PM

It looks like you need another coat. Did the installer use the recommended sqf application rate because it looks a bit thin or it was not mixed very well.

The white will reflect more of the heat and stay cooler.

Lhm 12-08-2012 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1950home (Post 1069183)
It looks like you need another coat. Did the installer use the recommended sqf application rate because it looks a bit thin or it was not mixed very well.

The white will reflect more of the heat and stay cooler.

Looks thin to me too. I'll ask about the sqf app rate. Contractor got very defensive when I told him it looked wrong.

joecaption 12-08-2012 08:51 PM

Just looks like he never stired it up enough.
Takes more then just a stick to stir it up.

Lhm 12-08-2012 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1069197)
Just looks like he never stired it up enough.
Takes more then just a stick to stir it up.

Good point. Almost looks like it was 'thrown' on right out of the container.

Gymschu 12-08-2012 08:58 PM

Not trying to defend a possible poor application but it almost looks like moisture (dew or frost) got on the coating before it was completely dry. In any event, another coat when the weather is favorable for the paint to dry would be the way to go.

Lhm 12-08-2012 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gymschu (Post 1069207)
Not trying to defend a possible poor application but it almost looks like moisture (dew or frost) got on the coating before it was completely dry. In any event, another coat when the weather is favorable for the paint to dry would be the way to go.

It didn't rain after coating. But it was damp. Maybe that had an affect.

1985gt 12-11-2012 12:53 PM

If it was damp then yes it's wrong, and no it doesn't look like it was mixed up at all, it should be bright. and it might be a bit thin.

jagans 12-11-2012 01:30 PM

ALuminum Roof coating
 
Aluminum roof coating is basically aluminum flakes dumped into asphalt cutback. The flakes all settle to the bottom in big clumps. The best approach is to mix this stuff up with a commercial grade metal Propeller type paint mixer on a half inch electric drill, and you have to work it around the bottom of the can. It has to be mixed pretty much continuously during application, as the flakes sink to the bottom fast.

You can re-coat to even it out but what you have does not look too awful bad. It is a roof, not a piano.

rossfingal 12-11-2012 04:56 PM

That isn't the way it's supposed to look.
Looks like they didn't "stir"/mix it correctly - never seen those "streaks"/
discoloration - when it's done right!
Another coat!

"RF"

(Tell them to "roller" it on, using a "thick-napped" roller"!)
Heavy-duty drill with a mixer-head on it - mix the "crop" out of it!


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