BUS-KOTE™ is a Matte Finish, Bright White, Elastomeric Acrylic, Reflective, Insulating and Soundproofing Ceramic, Waterproofing Bus & Recreational Vehicle Roof Coating. It forms a thick rubber like ceramic shield of protection that expands and contracts with varying hot and cold temperatures, plus excellent resistance to thermal shock. Unsurpassed in technology, BUS-KOTE™ is an energy saving reflective coating that offers superior mildew resistance, ceramic insulation & soundproofing, excellent adhesion, U.V. ray reflectivity and a beautiful matte finish.
The BUS-KOTE™ formula was initially designed as an insulating reflective coating for school districts to use on the roofs of school buses with no air conditioning to help in lowering the interior temperatures of buses. This energy saving coating combines reflectivity and ceramic insulation to reduce interior temperatures when hot and make interior temperatures more constant when cold.
BUS-KOTE™ can also be used on a wide variety of bus and recreational vehicle roof surfaces including the most common fiberglass and metal RV roofs.
Apply only to a sound, completely dry, well prepared roof surface. Leaks must be repaired before any coating is applied. Prepare surface by thoroughly pressure washing with a water and chlorine mixture using at least 1500 P.S.I. to remove any previous coatings, dirt, grease, and other foreign materials, especially mold, mildew and algae. BUS-KOTE™ will resist mildew growth, but will not kill mildew already on the surface. Patch any holes, cracks, flashings, valleys, vents, etc., with PERMAPATCH™, a Waterproof Caulk and Sealant. Tape & seal all seams with PERMATAPE™, a Polyester Fabric Tape or PERMASTIK™ Self-Adhesive Seam Tape. Clean surface of all grease, oil and foreign matter before priming. Rusted metal and uncoated metal must be primed with METAL-PRIME RED-OX™, a Red Iron Oxide Primer Sealer. Use a degreaser on galvanized or coated metals which have oils or surface treatments. If applicable, use METAL-PRIME™ RED-OX to spot prime the penetrated areas, then use BUS-PRIME™ for entire coated or galvanized surface.
Nationwide premium elastomeric roof coatings can be applied with a brush, roller or airless sprayer. Use at least a 1 gallon per minute piston type airless spayer with a maximum tip size of .027. Remove all line and gun filters before spraying.
The roof surface to be coated must be in SOUND condition. Physically inspect the surface area for damage.
High pressure clean entire roof surface with at least 1500 P.S.I. of pressure using a water and chlorine solution.
Apply coats of METAL-PRIME™ RED-OX as needed.
Apply a uniform coat of BUS-PRIME™ across entire preped roof surface.
Apply 2 full coats of BUS-KOTE® Paint 12 hours apart, and get ready to take your freshly painted roof on the road.Download Detailed Instructions
Standard product coverage on a smooth surface for BUS-KOTE™ is 100 sq. - 150 sq. ft. per gallon per coat. Some porous surfaces may require additional product. Two coats of BUS-KOTE™ is recommended for a longer life.
Make sure BUS-KOTE™ is completely dry before proceeding with additional coats. BUS-KOTE™ dries in approximately 2-4 hours, but it is recommended to allow 12 hours between coats to allow for variations in weather and thickness. BUS-KOTE™ continues to cure for up to two weeks after application. Dry times are dependent upon the thickness of application, humidity and weather. Some conditions, such as low temperature, high humidity, evening and morning dew, can increase curing times.
Clean up all spills, tools and overspray immediately while the coating is still wet with warm soapy water. Store unused product in its original container, tightly sealed and protect from freezing. Dispose of this product in accordance with local, state, or federal requirements.