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Busby67

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Hi. I've got an Ealry Bay dorma and the roof is quite discoloured. Is there any recommended way of cleaning or has anyone ever sprayed theirs?
 
Try a mild abrasive cleaner such as Cif in the first instance. See if it cleans up ok.
Plenty of people have fibreglass roofs repainted.
 
I’ve got a LateBay Devon fibreglass Poptop on my Earlybay. Had a few stress fractures in it and I’d done a lot of repairs to it initially. I then primered the repairs and ran it around for a few years just to be sure that the repairs would stay as sound as I’d hoped, which it did. I then painted the fibreglass with Middle Of Lidl white acrylic paint. I gave it somewhere between three and five coats of paint with a gloss foam roller. Memory loss dictates how many !. Diluted the paint to 75% paint and 25% water and left him at least twenty four hours and possibly more in between coats then gave a light scotch brite over and I mean light just to give the next coat a key. I would rate that as over ninety percent as good as a top spray job. The downside is it was quite time consuming but relatively easy and I don’t think it would accept a flat back as I think it would tear. But now it’s cured for a couple of years or more I’ll probably try and flatten it back a tad before I do anything else to it during his next reincarnation . But more of an experiment than trying to attain near perfection. One litre was more than enough and I used small amounts of paint and water mixed in a recycled Chinese food container that was perfect for the roller and the job. By the last coat, I had the amounts mixed fairly accurately measured and minimised wastage. Then fitted a new edge trim with rubber side gasket on. :)

Ozziedog,,,,,,,,,,,wouldn’t try it in the winter though. :) :rolleyes: :)
 
Try a mild abrasive cleaner such as Cif in the first instance. See if it cleans up ok.
Plenty of people have fibreglass roofs repainted.
Thanks Clem. Do you happen to know the paint code for a white roof 1969 model please? And the finish type too? Mine has always been an eggshell finish but obviously it's 55 years old so has probably lost any original sheen.
 
Ooh i can help here @Busby67 because mine is a Dormy. Well if its the outside then try a bit of wet 1200 sand paper and see how you get on. If its too far gone then you are probably going to have to get him resprayed. I did on mine. Inside the roof though i painted mine with Johnstone' satin cream and no word of a lie it really has done a great job. 🤙
 
Thanks Clem. Do you happen to know the paint code for a white roof 1969 model please? And the finish type too? Mine has always been an eggshell finish but obviously it's 55 years old so has probably lost any original sheen.
There wont be a code as they weren't painted from the factory, just the fibreglass colour. I'd maybe match the bumpers or wheel colour?
 
The bumpers were Cloud White I believe but I found a white from the local autoparts shop that I liked, I mean, who's going to know...
 
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