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RVing message boards => Remodeling your RV => Topic started by: oakback on August 07, 2017, 12:26:08 PM

Title: How to remove this roof coating (maybe tar? not sure)
Post by: oakback on August 07, 2017, 12:26:08 PM
I'm working on rebuilding/renovating a mid-60s Phoenix camper. A previous owner covered the entire roof with a sheet of thick black rubber (of course they used many screws through the metal siding). We finally got that rubber off this weekend, and found the roof is covered in a hard black layer. Is this roofing tar? It's pretty tough.

I'd like to remove it and maybe salvage the factory aluminum skin underneath, and seal it properly. I'd like to try, anyway. Is there a way to remove this stuff?

Title: Re: How to remove this roof coating (maybe tar? not sure)
Post by: Triple Slide Jayco on August 07, 2017, 12:44:35 PM
It looks like residential black roofing tar you find at Home depot or Lowes , menards. I'd get the name of that product and call them directly to see what they recommend to remove. Or Google the question and see what happens.