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Old 06-09-2014, 10:21 PM   #21
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If you put the first coat of white, you could then paint it another color that pleases you. The base of white will be what reflects the heat and the subsequent color would be of your choice. Bottom line, who looks at vent covers anyway? Paint would sure look better than stuffing a pillow, foil or anything else.
Good point. I will try it on some of the other vents. Any particular brand of paint? Does it need slightly sanded and primered first? I would look at the vents. I look at everything
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:25 PM   #22
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My new camper came with a skylight over the shower. The heat coming through was unbearable. I Velcroed aluminum foil insulation to the underside and that helped but the heat still came through the skylight.

I then sprayed the top/outside of the skylight with white Plasti-Dip. The difference was dramatic. I no longer needed the insulation. I get light but no real heat coming through.
white Plasti-Dip? What is it ? Who makes it and where do you get it? Does it go on the inside or outside? Expensive?
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My new camper came with a skylight over the shower. The heat coming through was unbearable. I Velcroed aluminum foil insulation to the underside and that helped but the heat still came through the skylight.

I then sprayed the top/outside of the skylight with white Plasti-Dip. The difference was dramatic. I no longer needed the insulation. I get light but no real heat coming through.
I made a cover for the bathroom skylight which works great and protects the skylight also.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:32 PM   #24
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Auto Zone or O'Reilly carry it.
Pick a color.
It is made for plastic.


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white Plasti-Dip? What is it ? Who makes it and where do you get it? Does it go on the inside or outside? Expensive?
Paint the inside so it is not exposed to the elements, etc.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:44 PM   #26
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white Plasti-Dip? What is it ? Who makes it and where do you get it? Does it go on the inside or outside? Expensive?
www.plastidip.com/

Plasti-dip is a spray paint like rubberized coating. Sprays on like paint but turns into a sheet of rubber or plastic. It can be peeled off. Apparently has insulating properties.

I bought at Home Depot for about $7. Sprayed the outside of skylight about 4 or 5 times. So far it's working great.
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my bath skylight was totally clear.....and let in waaaayyyy too much heat and light in the summer....so i used the spray someone mentioned before for plastic tail lights..(VHT Nightshades).its designed for plastic and is a translucent coating....basically spray on tint....works well when you still want light in.....otherwise i would use a base of krylon for plastic in white or two, then a couple of coats of black.....i didnt want ALL the light blocked out.....just most of it...lol

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my bath skylight was totally clear.....and let in waaaayyyy too much heat and light in the summer....so i used the spray someone mentioned before for plastic tail lights..(VHT Nightshades).its designed for plastic and is a translucent coating....basically spray on tint....works well when you still want light in.....otherwise i would use a base of krylon for plastic in white or two, then a couple of coats of black.....i didnt want ALL the light blocked out.....just most of it...lol

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Exactly, VHT Nightshades was the name of the spray and every additional coat makes it a shade darker but be careful with accidental overspray.
Same with Plasti Dip only that it can be peeled off later, the effects are dramatic (and it is relatively inexpensive). I even use it on tool handles to get a better grip, it feels kind of rubbery.
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You can get Plastidip at Lowes or Home Depot.

You really should cover all your vents (even though it sounds like the one in question has a rain sensor.) Camco makes a very reasonably priced one - just as good as the Maxxair IMO - here is a link to the cover on Amazon:

Amazon.com: Camco 40431 Roof Vent Cover (White): Automotive
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