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Old 08-03-2012, 08:10 PM   #11
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I got tired of the heat myself so I decided to paint mine. Some have said that if you paint it, it will black it out. Well, I tried Krylon Fusion Gloss White paint on some plexiglass and it let light through. So, I taped off the roof and painted the skylight after I cleaned it well. This is a pic of the inside around 11 am with the sun directly on the camper. The reduction in heat was amazing and from the outside, it matches the roof.
golfmedik - how long ago did you paint it? I was considering using a frosted white paint on my skylight at one time but decided to wait. With all of the sun here I was worried the paint wouldn't last.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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I painted it only 4 weeks ago. I got really tired of the heat, especially a month ago during our Myrtle Beach vacation. The sun/heat coming in was relentless. I was worried about the paint too, but I guess time will tell. I can tell you this though the paint is gloss white which goes on very smooth and slick. I cleaned the dome with dawn and Spray Nine and let dry before painting. Even it if starts to flake, it doesn't take long to correct it. I was totally amazed at the amount of heat that the paint has stopped.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #13
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Please do keep me updated. I'm interested in doing this because the skylight cover is the only thing that gives my trailer age away. It has that brownish yellowish discolor to it.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #14
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Please do keep me updated. I'm interested in doing this because the skylight cover is the only thing that gives my trailer age away. It has that brownish yellowish discolor to it.
Why not just get some of the paint for plastic and give it a try? What is there to lose? Like the one guy said, it doesn't take long to correct it.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:39 PM   #15
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True and it would be a quick and easy fix. But I do like the cover you made and it wouldn't need any regular touch ups. I bet the light coming through the holes at night will look nice too.

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Good job on designing and creating it.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #16
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Flat Layout of skylight cover for the outside

I have a sketch of the flat layout of the cover for the outside with dimensions if anyone wants it, just pm me with your email address.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:32 PM   #17
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After leaving the cover on the trailer for several days without anchoring it, I got back on top and discovered a couple of pine needles under the cover. Knowing this would be a major problem when the needles really start dropping this fall/winter, I decided I needed some way to clean them out. I came up with a removable alum. top panel held in place with 2 ss sheetmetal screws. Now, I think I'm ready to permanently mount the cover.
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Got some 6" white EverSeal roof tape and cut a 4' length down to (2) 3" x 30" and (2) 3" x 18", cleaned all around the skylight with acetone and glued the skylight cover down with the tape. Just hope it holds it. Didn't put any screws in it because I didn't want to penetrate the roof. I guess our next trip will reveal whether it holds or not. Now to decide whether to paint it white or not. Suggestions?
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My question is, how strong is the plastic? How much hail could it take?
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My question is, how strong is the plastic? How much hail could it take?
The cover is aluminum. I used it for 3 purposes, 1. Reduce heat, 2. Reduce light, 3. Protect skylight from hail, etc.
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