Coleman ABS Roof

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by benfrench, Oct 11, 2011.

Have you had any issues with your Coleman ABS Roof?

  1. Yes, sagging, I fixed it ..

    15.0%
  2. Yes, sagging, I got rid of it ..

    4.3%
  3. No, never had any issues ..

    32.4%
  4. Yes, cracking, I fixed it ..

    50.9%
  5. Yes, cracking, I got rid of it ..

    11.3%
  1. Rick245

    Rick245 New Member

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    I can see why you would need to drill some "access holes" to inject the epoxy. I did have one area where I wasn't sure I could get the epoxy far enough in and considered drilling a hole. I actually used a razor knife to "score" the ABS and open up a sort of flab to get the epoxy under the ABS. Any cracks that are wider than a "hairline crack" I use the ABS/M.E.K. mixture to fill. It has worked out very well so far. If you do drill holes I would simply keep them to a minimum...….the G-Flex will flow very nicely before it begins to set. I believe it has a "working time" of over an hour. Use a roller or simply press down on the entire area that has delaminated to get a good bond. Then put down some weights of heavy object to keep the ABS in contact with the substrate till it has set. Give it time to set.....don't be in a rush. After it has cured, either use the G-Flex or the ABS/MEK mixture to fill the drill holes. Sand smooth. Seal with a coat of Grizzly Grip or a good quality truck-bed-liner -----I'm using U-Pol's Raptor. It is a spray on liner that covers well and looks good. Keep me posted on your progress.
     
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    I've just filled some of the cracks near the roof seal edges with the ABS/MEK slurry. The seal was replaced by the previous owner and is still good. Though I do have new ones for the roof / box just in case. Planning on doing the roof delam's when/if it gets worse. Will use vacuum bag technique. No sense doing it when there's no real need yet.
     
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    The vacuum technique should work great. I have only used vacuum clamping with smaller woodworking projects. Would love to see how it works on a larger area. The trick, I suspect, is getting a good, positive seal. Once I get my bedliner sprayed on I will post some pics.
     

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